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Subject: Inger Ash Wolfe
Date Posted: 8/24/2012 3:59 PM ET
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OK, I'm confused and I'm sure someone here will be able to help...

I have read the first two Inger Ash Wolfe books...The Calling and The Taken.  A search on PBS also brings up The White Widow and Door in the River.  In attempting to figure which of those last two came first, I started checking on SYKM, Fantastic Fiction, Fiction DB and some misc. web sites...none of whom mention The White Widow.  Are those last two titles the same book?

Date Posted: 8/24/2012 4:26 PM ET
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When I took the ISBN for The White Widow (9780771088933) and copied it into the Amazon search box, Door in the River came up. Fantastic Fiction says that Door in the River is the third book in the Hazel Micallef Mystery series. Reportedly, author Michael Redhill recently confessed to using the Inger Ash Wolfe pseudonym. The name is a play on his grandmother's maiden name--Wolfinger.

Date Posted: 8/25/2012 2:53 PM ET
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Anna...Never thought of trying that...duh!!!  Thanks for clearing up my confusion!!!

Date Posted: 8/29/2012 4:38 PM ET
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Yes, I did the same thing...I have it on my WL as "white widow" and I saw the new name and thought it was a different book...put the ISBN in and voila...it said I already had it on my WL. LOL I remember all the intrigue around the author...it was supposed to be a 'prominent, well known Canadian author." I have no idea who Michael Redhill is. Anyone else?


Date Posted: 8/30/2012 2:48 AM ET
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I read his "blog" where he admitted to being the author and  I still don't really know who he is.   Don't remember where I found it..."googled" Inger Ash Wolfe and ran across it.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 8/30/2012 9:03 AM ET
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I'm thinking the same thing.  I've never heard of him before he "confessed" to writing these.  It does look like his previous work was primarily in Poetry and Drama (three plays), and three fiction books.  So I guess it isn't surprising that I hadn't.  On the other hand I don't really understand all the secrecy.  Oh well.  I do love the Wolfe series, so he can have his mysteries, I guess.  ;) 

I have both The Door in the River and  The White Widow on my wishlist with two different ISBN's but they still may be the same book.  Those early ISBNs seem to get changed sometimes.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 9:25 AM ET
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This happens a lot - especially in HF- with the difference being British titles and titles that publishers here in the USA prefer. When I first looked for the third book, White Widow came up (as the British Title) and then A Door in the River showed up later - apparently the USA title. Same with Jussi Adler-Olsen's books - the latest being Disgrace (British) and The Absent One (USA title). It drives me nuts!!!!