Gold Digger

Gold Digger

eBook - 2009
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It's the spring of 1898 and Dawson, Yukon Territory, is the most exciting town in North America. The great Klondike Gold Rush is in full swing, and Fiona MacGillivray has crawled over the Chilkoot Pass, determined to make her fortune as the owner of the Savoy dance hall. But Fiona has many obstacles to overcome, including her 12-year-old son, who is growing up much too fast for her liking. As well, she must cope with a former Glasgow street fighter who is now her business partner; a stern, handsome North West Mounted Police constable named Richard Sterling; and a wild assortment of headstrong dancers, croupiers, gamblers, madams without hearts of gold, bar hangers-on, and sourdoughs. Not to mention Fiona's own nimble-fingered past, which just might get to her first. And then there's the dead body on center stage.Gold Digger is a light-hearted historical mystery, peopled with an array of intrepid characters, the kind of characters who flooded into the Klondike to make Dawson, in its very short heyday, the most exciting town in the world. At the center of the hullabaloo is Fiona MacGillivray: resourceful, unscrupulous, ambitious, and (as she says herself) the most beautiful woman in Dawson. Gold Digger is the first in a new series featuring Fiona MacGillivray, her son Angus, NWMP Constable Richard Sterling, and the town at the heart of the Last Great Gold Rush, Dawson, Yukon Territory.
Publisher: Toronto : RendezVous Crime, c2009
ISBN: 9781459706217
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Characteristics: 1 online resourc

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susan_findlay
Jul 29, 2017

This book had promise. The promotional blurb promised a murder mystery set in a interesting location with lots of interesting characters. I was expecting suspense and drama.

What I got instead was a disjointed story that jumped back and forth between first person and third person (a completely unnecessary first person, I should add; at no point did it give the reader extra insight into her character) and had zero suspense. In fairness, there might have been suspense had I not constantly been pulled out of the story by yet another narrative switch.

Because I was reading this for two reading challenges, I powered through anyway, but I was turning pages for the sake of getting to the end of the book and moving on to something more enjoyable.

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