- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Dundurn (June 9 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1459701925
- ISBN-13: 978-1459701922
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 299 g
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,395,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Devil's Dust: A Charlie McKelvey Mystery Paperback – June 9 2012
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Forrest has the gift of getting into McKelveys soul and sharing that with the reader. We live his anguish and his redemption. We feel the despair of the town and the hope. Were invested in tracking down the drug kingpin, solving the murders, and facing the truths. C.B. Forrest is that powerful a writer that the characters are real, therefore the story is also real. (Mystery Maven)
Forrest realistically weaves the intricacies of small town character, politics, and police life (Kanata Kourier-Standard EMC)
The first book featuring retired Toronto policeman Charlie McKelvey was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. This second book should make the list again. It’s smart, carefully plotted and extremely well-written. It’s also sadly topical, focusing on drugs in rural communities. (Globe and Mail)
Though the third in a trilogy based on the exploits of Toronto detective Charlie McKelvey, the Devil's Dust reads just as well as a stand alone.(Ottawa magazine)
Forrest’s book is tightly plotted, but it’s really McKelvey’s character development that makes the book work. This is a mature piece of writing from an author who is far younger than his hero.
The fabric of the story will make you think. The action ? You'll keep turning pages until it's done. The climax will stay with you.
The Devil's Dust firmly plants author C.B. Forrest as a major force to be reckoned with in Canadian mystery writing.(The Hamilton Spectator)
“Devil’s Dust is a tour de force, the crime fiction trifecta: perfectly plotted whodunit, first-rate thriller, and beautifully crafted novel. The end is stunning! Fans of the first two Charlie McKelvey titles will not be disappointed and there are bound to be hordes of new fans. Surely, this is not the end!” — Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution and two-time Governor General Award winner
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Great plot - no weak explanation of the "mystery", just action to the end. And the ending is a shocker. Even better characterizations. I have never been a cop but I identified a lot with Charlie McKelvey - his life experience and how his mind works.
I look forward now to reading Forrest's earlier books, The Weight of Stones and Slow Recoil.
Read it - you will not be disappointed.