Books by Paula Gosling

DEAD OF WINTER by Paula Gosling
Released: Jan. 11, 1996

"Gosling (A Few Dying Words, 1994, etc.) registers the pulse of her frigid hamlet with a sociologist's precision and detail: You'll never get a more authentic sense of how hard it is to conduct an investigation when even the smallest town teems with suspects."
Albert Vernon came a long way to die—the ex-convict traveled from New York to Upper Michigan without anyone knowing he'd arrived—and even after he stopped breathing, he took a long time to emerge from the frozen depths of Blackwater Bay. Read full book review >
A FEW DYING WORDS by Paula Gosling
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"But the tired plot and luxurious detail eventually wear you out, like a nursing-home visit to a loquacious uncle."
Here's a major headache for Sheriff Matt Gabriel of Great Lakes summer-vacation paradise Blackwater (The Body in Blackwater Bay, 1992, etc.): His old friend Tom Finnegan gets into a fatal car crash—his dying words hint darkly about ``Jacky Morgan''—just in time for Blackwater's annual Halloween Festival, aka the Howl, a Great Lakes Mardi Gras when anything goes among the normally sane citizenry, from decorating public statuary to ambushing strollers in the park. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Nothing particularly new here, but Gosling's (Death Penalties, 1991, etc.) Blackwater Bay has charm, as do her characters."
Daria Grey—who complained long and loud to everyone on tiny Paradise Island (ten families, most of them property owners for years) that her estranged husband was threatening her—is the number one suspect when he lies, dead, on her own front lawn. Read full book review >
DEATH PENALTIES by Paula Gosling
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Nightingale detecting team is so low-key as to be tedious, and Gosling's fervid imagination seems to be napping this time out."
More sluggish than most Gosling outings, this venture begins with the hit-and-run death of Roger Leland, which still causes his son Max nightmares. Read full book review >

A neatly plotted, softly understated cop story from Gosling (Hoodwink; Monkey Puzzle; etc.), who covers Wambaugh terrority but in a less hyperpitched way. Read full book review >