Preview — Death's Golden Whisper by R. Within hours, she discovers that these men have come to develop a gold mine. She combines forces with Eric Odjik, chief of the neighbouring Migiskan reserve, to fight the mining company. The mine splits the Migiskan band into two opposing forces and ignites events that threaten Meg and lead to the mysterious disappearance of her friend Marie.
Death's Golden Whisper
As the search for Marie becomes more frustrating, another story unfolds and Meg discovers the mystery behind the intense feelings that bound her great-aunt to this lonely land until the day she died. This is the first book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is Red Ice for a Shroud. Paperback , pages. Published November 1st by Napoleon and Co first published January 1st Meg Harris Mysteries 1.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It'll take me a while to come down and comment but It's a long time since I stayed up this long past my bedtime to finish a novel! This is an extremely well written book with two separate but intertwined plots of which either could be considered the main plot. Most of the characters are pretty well drawn and some of them are quite colourful, memorable and likeable especially Eric. At first I thought Meg Harris was a bit dumb but then I decided she was just a little slow to pick up on some things It'll take me a while to come down and comment but It's a long time since I stayed up this long past my bedtime to finish a novel!
At first I thought Meg Harris was a bit dumb but then I decided she was just a little slow to pick up on some things but I finally figured out that she is really just stubborn and determined to solve the mysteries involved. I thought the Native traditions were very smoothly integrated into the storyline and were very relevant in solving the mysteries. The setting in the Canadian Shield in Quebec West is superb and so richly described that I felt like I was right there and could "smell the woodsmoke at twilight" Superb novel and a great new to me author that I've already elevated right up along side of Louise Penny and Barbara Fradkin in my favourite female authors list.
Impatiently waiting for the next in the series from the Ontario Library Service. Jul 23, Vontel rated it really liked it.
This is the first Meg Harris book in a longer series by a Canadian author from Ottawa. I'm not sure how I discovered it, but decided to start with the beginning book. I enjoyed this book, set in western Quebec and within a couple of hours or so of driving to Ottawa. The plot themes resonate with issues and concerns across our country, and I suspect around the world, of the clashes and common causes between indigenous people and those who moved into the various countries, of power and politics, o This is the first Meg Harris book in a longer series by a Canadian author from Ottawa.
The plot themes resonate with issues and concerns across our country, and I suspect around the world, of the clashes and common causes between indigenous people and those who moved into the various countries, of power and politics, of industry and environment. They also resonate with the interpersonal challenges we all face. Although published in , it could be happening today. I will definitely read more books in this series, working my way up the chronological order. I have had to request the next two via interlibrary loan. Apr 25, Anita rated it really liked it Shelves: Meg Harris, a recent divorcee from Toronto is now living at the isolated wilderness home of Three Deer Point, Quebec, which she inherited from her great aunt Agatha.
Gold miners arrive in float planes to develop the sacred aboriginal island she can see across from her home. Tempers flare and the potential mine threatens to divide the tribe. When Meg's friend and employee, Marie, goes missing and the body of Marie's husband turns up, Meg discovers that their families are entwined w Very Canadian!
When Meg's friend and employee, Marie, goes missing and the body of Marie's husband turns up, Meg discovers that their families are entwined with past events on the island - and perhaps the future of the tribe, the island, and Meg herself. I look forward to reading the others in the Meg Harris series which has such a lush Canadian setting. Nov 03, Phyllis Bohonis rated it really liked it. The setting for this mystery novel was a refreshing change from the usual urban crime scene.
From the first chapter I was drawn into the beautiful Quebec wilderness with its many secrets. Meg Harris is a woman in search of her past. A past which has as many twists as the roots of the majestic old growth trees on Whispers Island. The strong characters, interesting mystery, and beautiful Canadian settings are enough to bring me back for more.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this se The setting for this mystery novel was a refreshing change from the usual urban crime scene. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Nov 15, Mary Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: A story that included a bit of history and Native American culture. What better idea to wrap a plot than greed and lust whether in the past of the present. Both can deliver drastic results! Jun 06, Andra Weis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 18, Arlene Richards rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoy books that include Canadian geography and culture intertwined in the plot.
Apr 02, Janet rated it liked it.
Canadian historical mystery, a great read! Dec 20, Joanne Lecuyer rated it really liked it. I'm usually not a mystery reader, but I enjoyed the story. It was a fairly quick read. Thinking of getting book 2 for my summer reading! Jan 21, Heather rated it it was ok. I realize that this is the 1st in the series so I will likely read one more in the hopes that the main character gets a bit more interesting, and that the portrayal of the first nations and french characters becomes less stereotypical.
I do like to seek out Canadian authors and story lines so hopefully the next in the series is a bit stronger. I think some sort of idea of when this story was set would have been helpful, the book was published in I believe but it feels like the story was maybe supposed to be set in the 80s? If this story is set pre-internet It would make the difficulties that Meg and her notary had in finding some key information make more sense, as well some of the tactics for trying to prevent access and clearing of the island.
I did finish the book though, often these days I just give up and move on so I guess something intriguing must have been there for me. Oct 12, Debbie rated it it was amazing. Harlick is an escapee from the high-tech jungle. After working for over twenty-five years in the computer industry, she decided that pursuing killers by pen would be more fun than chasing the elusive computer bug. Originally from Toronto, she, with her husband, now divides her time between her home in Ottawa and a log cabin in West Quebec.
A lover of the outdoors, she can often be 4. A lover of the outdoors, she can often be found roaming the surrounding forests or canoeing the waterways. Because of this love for the untamed wilds she decided that she would bring its seductive allure alive in her writings. Aug 06, Loretta rated it really liked it Shelves: Lots to enjoy about this. Are the events connected? Meg, convinced of the innocence of the young man in the death of his lover, sets out to find the real killer against a backdrop of police prejudice.
This is the second book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is The River Runs Orange.
Death's Golden Whisper (Meg Harris Mystery, book 1) by R J Harlick
The River Runs Orange: In the third action-packed thriller of the West Quebec series, Meg Harris is back more determined than ever to fight against injustice, but sometimes the line between right and wrong is fuzzy. During a wild, whitewater paddle down a wilderness river, Meg discovers the skull and bones of a woman whose very existence takes the archeological world by storm. But when her neighbours, the Migiskan Algonquin, declare their rights to the ancient remains, Meg becomes embroiled in a fight that pits ancient beliefs against modern ones and can only lead to murder.
As Meg races to catch the killer, she finds herself once more daring the rivers fury, this time with the added horror of a raging forest fire.
Death's Golden Whisper: A Meg Harris Mystery
In this book R. Harlick explores the controversy surrounding ancient human remains. Who owns them, the museums that house the archeological finds or the First Nations descendents? Should they be used to further mans knowledge or returned to the earth to maintain peace and harmony? Questions to which there are no easy answers, as Meg Harris discovers when she tries to balance her love for Eric Odjik and her friendship with the Migiskan with her beliefs as a modern woman.
This is the third book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is Arctic Blue Death. What happened on that fateful flight? Thirty-six years later, her mother receives some strange Inuit drawings that suggest he might have survived. Intent on discovering the answers, no matter how painful, Meg travels to Iqaluit to find the artist and is sucked into the world of Inuit art forgery. Finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel.
This is the fourth book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is A Green Place for Dying. A Green Place for Dying: Meg Harris returns to her home in the West Quebec wilderness after a trip. Meg vows to help find the missing girl and starts by confronting the police on their indifference to the disappearance.
During her investigation, she discovers that more than one woman has gone missing. Fearing the worst, Meg delves deeper and confronts an underside of life she would rather not know existed. Can she save the girl and others with little help and in the face of grave danger? This is the fifth book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book in the series is Silver Totem of Shame. Meg Harris Mysteries 6-Book Bundle: