I bought this in hardcover on spec back in the mid-90's when it was first released. Mostly, the topic of "spooky things in the Canadian wilds" intrigued me, but, in fact, I found the story to be much more than home grown Canadiana. Especially as the author was a wee Scottish lass who had only visited relatives in Alberta a short while before in order to do research. Ms. Gray's next 2 books didn't disappoint either, and when I wrote to her telling her that Trickster was my favorite book of all time, she was kind enough to mail me an autographed copy - which I cherish and will keep forever. Largely unknown on this side of the Atlantic, Muriel Gray is a well-known broadcaster in the UK, and most notably around Scotland where she more recently focuses on environmental causes. Also, very sadly, she has spent her recent life caring for her middle child after an accident left her with a disability. Though fans will no doubt wait forever for another fiction tale, Muriel has released some very informative non-fiction books on outdoors topics, and continues to be heavily involved in public causes in her native land. All the Best, Mu!