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5.0 out of 5 stars Edie Kiglatuk's own "Christmas Carol" ...
... a very "exotic" setting and a very entertaining read!

A really stunning short story which evolves in a most "exotic" setting: Ellesmere Island in the frozen high Arctic and featuring the most interesting new heroine in crime fiction: ex polar bear hunter Edie Kiglatuk.

On Ellesmere Island the 21 December arrived, and the sun hadn't come up for...
Published 16 months ago by S. Jai Michaela

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3.0 out of 5 stars Insubstantial
This is a short story featuring Edie Kiglatuk who is the main character of two books by the same author set in the Arctic. The story itself is well enough done combining a certain amount of Christmas goodwill and some stark realities of life in the area. There are good descriptions and the story is nicely complete. There really isn't a lot to it though.

If,...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Edie Kiglatuk's own "Christmas Carol" ..., 14 Dec 2012
This review is from: Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas: An Arctic Mystery (Kindle Edition)
... a very "exotic" setting and a very entertaining read!

A really stunning short story which evolves in a most "exotic" setting: Ellesmere Island in the frozen high Arctic and featuring the most interesting new heroine in crime fiction: ex polar bear hunter Edie Kiglatuk.

On Ellesmere Island the 21 December arrived, and the sun hadn't come up for two months and it would be another two before it would show its face again over the High Arctic horizon.
Every year, during the Great Dark, people go missing without anyone cares much. Christmas is fast approaching on Ellesmere Island, in the vast frozen landscape of the High Arctic, and half Inuit ex polar bear hunter Edie Kiglatuk is dealing with the mystery about the circumstances of the violent death of Tommy Quataq.
But things are seldom the way they seem in this godforsaken piece of land...
And a Christmas Carol of a special kind will happen - and Rudy the Rednosed Reindeer will appear in a wholly new form!

A fantastic FREE short story which contains also the first chapters of M. J. McGrath's newest novel - always featuring Edie Kiglatuk - The Boy in the Snow.
This and also her first novel White Heat - I had to buy it right on the spot. And I can say - reading right now "The Boy in the Snow" that it is a very well written but very sad story hardly to lay down!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Insubstantial, 2 Oct 2013
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Anne (Sheffield, Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas: An Arctic Mystery (Kindle Edition)
This is a short story featuring Edie Kiglatuk who is the main character of two books by the same author set in the Arctic. The story itself is well enough done combining a certain amount of Christmas goodwill and some stark realities of life in the area. There are good descriptions and the story is nicely complete. There really isn't a lot to it though.

If, like me, you have already read the other two books about Edie then this is unsatisfying. It doesn't take the place of the new novel which I really want to read and it doesn't add anything to my knowledge of the character or the area. I would have been disappointed if I had paid for it.

If you haven't read anything about Edie before then this is probably a good introduction but a little sweeter and less cynical than the novels. Extracts of both the novels are included here and will be an interesting introduction to those who haven't considered them. I think that any reader of crime novels will enjoy the Edie Kiglatuk books and they may find this an easy way in.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cold & dark like an Artic winter, with warm characters to thaw the drama, 28 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas: An Arctic Mystery (Kindle Edition)
Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas is a short story that is filled with the characters we were introduced in White Heat. I am not a get lover of kindle editions but they are good for promoting an author's work; however I do wonder about the editing as there is an indication that the patient died out of continuity.
I love the wide open space of this white landscape and the lives of the Inuit - M. J. McGrath has a real love for this place and it's people and it is seen in every page she writes.
I have The Boy in the Snow ready to read so this short story has reminded me that I shouldn't delay too long. Anyone who hasn't come across this series I recommend it to your, especially if you like investigative mysteries and crime drama.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insight into an alien culture, 15 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas: An Arctic Mystery (Kindle Edition)
A very well written story, with a gentle ending. I wonder how the author researched the background for such a remote and different life?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short but good read, 4 Sep 2013
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A good story but not riveting. Will wait for the next full length novel before reading more about Edie. that all
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