This book was awesome! I loved the way that Sue Henry weaves the stories of the past and present-day Alaska in this one. Lots of suspense and twists with some coll Alaska history thrown in. This was the first Sue Henry novel that I ever read and it got me hooked!
I love this whole series! So interesting to learn about Alaska, mushing, and sled dogs, while solving a mystery with Jessie and Alex.
It is said that when the first snow of early winter - the "termination Dust" - starts to fall, it's time for visitors to leave Alaska's wonders behind. But for soe it is too late. A 100 year-old journal is found which describes crimes remarkably similar...and deadly.
A very absorbing book, I couldn't put it down.
This one did not strike me, as did some of Henry's previous books. Still maybe someone else will enjoy it more.
I love this series. This book had more about Alex and his cases. Jessie only get involved a little bit, but tha almost cost her life. This tale about the gold rush days and hidden gold was great. I didn't figure out who the murder(s) were until the very end. I recommend this book. Great Story!!! Barbara
I love Sue Henry. She is a wonderful author and I wish she would continue to write but she hasn't since 2010.
This is book 2 in the Jessie Arnold series. Taking place in the beautiful Alaskan and Canadian wildernesses.
A man on his Yukon vacation discovers a diary written in the 1800's. Soon after finding it things go hay-wire. The diary and the present have a few things in common.
I enjoyed the past and present inner-meshed in this and in any story that is able to pull that off in such an eloquent way. From the 1800s gold rush era to the present, its non stop mystery and action. I did not figure out "whodunit" till the end when the author revealed it. Kept me guessing the whole way through.
Now on to book 3.
This mystery of the far north weaves together diary entries of a Yukon gold rush prospector and a modern day murder, showing how the sins of the past can reach to today.
From Publishers Weekly: "Overplotted and tamer than Henry's award-winning Murder on the Iditarod Trail, this sequel takes its title from the Alaska Gold Rush, when "termination dust" meant the first snowfall of the season, signaling the end of the year's prospecting. Alaska state trooper Alex Jensen is in Canada working with Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector Charles "Del" Delafosse when a retired Alaskan senator Warren Russell is found murdered. Not far off, the police come across Colorado canoeist Jim Hampton, who appears hungover and dazed but denies shooting Russell and insists that he himself was attacked by two others who stole his gear, which has been mysteriously returned, along with a skull and some old bones Hampton had discovered upriver. As Del investigates the murder, Jensen reads the Gold Rush journal Hampton found near the bones. Henry crosscuts the account of the murder investigation with entries from the journal, which is offered in full at the end of the novel. The two plot threads remain tenuously connected, despite the Yukon blizzard that occurs in each." Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal: "Sgt. Alex Jensen (Murder on the Iditarod Trail, LJ 4/1/91) makes an encore appearance. Although damning circumstantial evidence fingers visiting canoeist Jim Hampton as the murderer of an ex-politician fisherman, Jensen intuits the truth of Hampton's story. As the investigation continues, bringing furtive assault and theft, both men become involved in a journal Hampton discovered dealing with the 1897 Yukon gold rush. Pristine scenery, in-depth characterization, and the historical sideline should duplicate the success of Henry's first." Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the book jacket:
Jim Hampton's Yukon vacation takes a turn for the worse when he discovers a prospector's diary from the 1800s. And it dies when the rugged outdoorsman is arrested for the gruesome slaying of a controversial ex-Senator. But Alex Jensen isn't convinced of Hampton's guilt. And the dedicated state trooper is ready to track the bitter truth through the treacherous snows of the Yukon wilderness--and the pages of a mysterious, hundred-year-old journal, which describes crimes remarkably similar... and deadly.
Jim Hampton's Yukon vacation takes a turn for the worse when he discovers a propector's diary from the 1800's. And it dies when the rugged outdoorsman is arrested for the gruesome slaying of a controversial ex-Sentor. But Alex Jenson isn't convinced of Hampton's guilt. And theb dedicated state trooper is ready to track the bitter truth through the treacherous snows of the Yuon wildreness.