A Door in the River

A Door in the River Stinging deaths aren t uncommon in the summertime but when Henry Wiest turns up stung to death at an Indian reservation Detective Hazel Micallef senses not all is as it seems And when it turns out t

  • Title: A Door in the River
  • Author: Inger Ash Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9780771088933
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stinging deaths aren t uncommon in the summertime, but when Henry Wiest turns up stung to death at an Indian reservation, Detective Hazel Micallef senses not all is as it seems And when it turns out the bee was a diabolical teenaged girl on a murder spree with a strange weapon, a dark and twisted crime begins to slowly emerge The questions, contradictions, and bodies bStinging deaths aren t uncommon in the summertime, but when Henry Wiest turns up stung to death at an Indian reservation, Detective Hazel Micallef senses not all is as it seems And when it turns out the bee was a diabolical teenaged girl on a murder spree with a strange weapon, a dark and twisted crime begins to slowly emerge The questions, contradictions, and bodies begin to mount, as two separate police forces struggle to work together to save the soul of Westmuir County The third thrilling installment in this acclaimed mystery series, A Door in the River is a brilliantly plotted, psychologically complex, and spellbinding story and the most haunting Hazel Micallef novel yet.

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    About “Inger Ash Wolfe

    • Inger Ash Wolfe

      Inger Ash Wolfe is the pseudonym of the Canadian fiction writer Michael Redhill Michael Redhill is a poet, playwright and novelist whom has written two novels, a collection of short fiction, three plays, and five collections of poetry His play, Building Jerusalem 2001 garnered him the Dora Award, the Chalmers Award, and a nomination for the Governor General s award His first novel, Martin Sloane 2001 , won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writer s Prize, and was also nominated for the Giller Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award, and the Trillium Book Award His most recent novel, Consolation 2006 , won the City of Toronto Book Award and was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize He has acted as an editorial board member for Coach House Press, and is one of the editors, and former publisher, of Brick Magazine.

    951 thoughts on “A Door in the River

    • A great and complex mystery written by a Canadian who usually writes literary; he/she writes mysteries under this pseudonym.Anyhow, I loved this book, read it in a day. Just sat on my porch at the Cape in the cool breeze and read and read and got stiff reading so I switched to a small antique rocker I have with a wicker seat and I read until I was done.Complex, multi-layered, with insight to characters (which I love) and a range of situations and events that kept me turning the pages. A local ma [...]


    • A Door in the River by Inger Ash Wolfe.This is the fourth in the Hazel Micallef series and my fourth. This book/story did not catch my attention until well into a third of the story. Then a portal opened up and I was engulfed in a complex abyss of darkness and an atmosphere of hopelessness. It was a story of desperation with no end. The finality to it left a sad life in disrepair and at the same time a possible new beginning for Hazelif she accepts it.This mystery delves deep into a hidden world [...]


    • Ah, Hazel. As the world falls apart around her, she prioritizes solving crimes over proper procedure. This may be seen by some as a good thing, but it rubs those around her in all the wrong ways. And this time, she puts herself and her people into danger investigating the death of a local man that isn't considered a homicide early in the book.But she pushes on, making enemies and doing things her own way (sometimes the hard way) to uncover something much bigger than the original death. Something [...]


    • Another solid entry in the Hazel Micalef series. Not quite as dark as the first two but certainly compelling and contains enough intense scenes to keep you riveted. The story involves sex slavery and the effect it has on one particular victim, who is a rather complex character. The ending is hard hitting and not for the squeamish. Highly recommended.


    • A Door in the River: A Hazel Metcallef Mystery by Inger Ash Wolfe was an e-book from Net Galley. I read The Calling by Wolfe (actually, the pseudonym of Michael Redhill) a few years ago and had mixed feelings. I thought the characters were well done, liked having a protagonist in her 60's, and loved the satirical wit of Hazel's mother, but didn't really care for some of the more gruesome and the over-the-top aspects.Found the dialogue improved in this one; much easier to determine who was speaki [...]


    • First Line: Saturday, August 6, 11:21 p.m. She needed to get to the road.Inspector Hazel Micallef is the type of character I love, and my love affair with her began with the first book, The Calling. In that book, she is the 62-year-old interim police chief of a small town force in the province of Ontario, Canada. She's divorced, not particularly likeable, and is racked with pain. She lives with her octogenarian larger-than-life mother who's an ex-mayor of the town in which they live. Hazel is sm [...]


    • The first two novels in this series captivated me. This one, however, created a sense of restless boredom as I read about an unpleasant topic that has been the premise of numerous books. I will keep hopeful, and wait for the fourth book in the series.


    • This Hazel Micallef series continues to draw me in, although this book was a little harder to read, at times, due to the subject matter, dealing with global human trafficking. Hazel is a determined and strong character, one I enjoy learning more about in each book.


    • Oh, it has been waaaay too long since the last book by Inger Ash Wolfe in this absolutely wonderful Canadian series! My copy of A Door in the River arrived - I set it aside and picked the day I would read it. Yes, the one day, because I absolutely knew I wouldn't be able to put it down. (And I was right!)A Door in the River again returns us to Port Dundas, Ontario and Inspector Hazel Micallef. Hazel is a wonderfully different protagonist - one I cannot get enough of. She is sixtyish, lives with [...]


    • I have read all the Hazel Micallef books but this one is the best. It is fast-paced and suspenseful, and you don't always know where the story-line is going. If you have not read any of the books by Inger Ash Wolfe, and want to start with this one, go ahead. This can be a stand-alone book as well as part of the series.Premise: A friend of Hazel Micallef, Detective Inspector in Westmuir County, Canada, is found dead in the parking lot of a smoke and souvenir shop on the reserve near the casino. H [...]


    • This is the 3rd book in Inger Ash Wolfe's, "Hazel Micallef Mystery series" and the next book couldn't be written soon enough. Hazel Micallef is a 62 yr old police chief of a small Ontario town and she has to be one of my favorite characters of all-time. She is divorced, strong-willed, quirky and I can't seem to get enough of her. This novel also includes some of the characters we are familiar with from the previous books in the series, and now I have grown more attached to them.The story begins [...]


    • I confess that it took me a while to get into this book, but I ended up loving it. At first the mystery didn't seem that promising, plus there was a subplot that didn't seem to make much sense. Rest assured, it all comes together in the end--and then some! I continue to enjoy the main character and her feisty mother. I also liked seeing the behind-the-scene dynamics of the restructuring of the law enforcement system. But most of all, I loved the ending, which of course I won't give away here.Som [...]


    • Although I enjoyed A Door in the River by Inger Ash Wolfe, I did not find the story as intriguing as the other books in the series. The plot was a little predictable. I will still continue on in the series. 3 starsFavorite passage:A cop's wife said that even in the nude, he looked like a cop.


    • A harrowing look into organized, commercial sexual violence. The ending is implausible in the way the genre seems to demand.


    • I think that Hazel is supposed to be a female anti-hero. She is an unlikable protagonist with whom the reader has some sympathy, but she has too few redeeming qualities. If she weren't so racist she might have coordinated with the authorities at the Native American reservation, and solved the mystery halfway through the book with far fewer casualties. If the first murder victim had gone to the authorities there probably wouldn't be a book at all. Also, the murderer gets away thanks to Hazel, and [...]


    • Great storyI thought the writer did a great job in telling a compelling story. I was completely shocked at the ending and thought it to be completely fantastic to have it end in this manner



    • I still enjoy this series. I like the interaction between the characters, and I like much of the plot involving the "mystery" that needs to be solved. Again, I struggled with the "over the top" action involved in the final solution. The end of the book certainly left me wanting to read the next one. I have to know how it turns out for one of the characters. This was a pleasant read where I could just get involved in it and not have to too hard. It does encourage some thinking about the lives som [...]


    • The previous two books in the Hazel Micallef series were, I thought, really well written mysteries. A Door in the River is well written too, but the whole plot a little too farfetched to be believable. A well liked man is found dead at what appears to be a convenience store. Hazel finds his death a little strange so sets a watch. From this beginning we are led to a busy casino, girls being smuggled by an international white slavery ring, and murder, murder, murder. Too many people are in on it, [...]


    • Dark and dismal from start to finish. Not a deal breaker in itself but the characters were flat (testy Mom, loyal wives, generally unlikeable coworkers) set in a story that has been done before gussied up with nasty details to add drama, probably meant to offset the boring office politics and family health sidebars. The Wingate story arc was the most interesting and may warrant reading # 4.


    • From thepickygirl:*I received this from the publisher Pegasus in exchange for an honest review.DI Hazel Micallef doesn’t believe a bee killed Henry Wiest. The man is a fixture in Kehoe Glenn, and something is off. Found outside a cigarette shop on the First Nations Reserve, Henry’s death is written off as accidental, and the reservation police don’t dig much further than that. Hazel isn’t satisfied. Henry didn’t smoke, and why was he on the reservation in the first place? The more ques [...]



    • Not as good as the previous two, I am sad to report. First, I was put off by the stereotypes of the Native police officers. In fact, all the Native people in the book come off as toadying, stupid or evil. That was disappointing. I'd like to have found that the caring characterization that has been lavished on the development of the white characters would have been carried over to the minority characters.Second, much of the information about bees and anaphalaxis was just wrong. The author used "b [...]


    • This is the third book in a series that follows Inspector Hazel Micallef in Port Dundas, Ontario. I had not read the first two in the series, but was not in the least lost; rather, I determined I'd have to download the first two in the series immediately.A DOOR IN THE RIVER begins with a mysterious death: A local man is found dead outside a native cigarette shop on reservation land. It is determined that he died of a bee sting - but he certainly died at night, and bees are not nocturnal. This in [...]


    • Reason for Reading: Next in the series.I wasn't quite as blown away with this third entry into the Hazel Micallef mystery series as I was with the first two but I still thoroughly enjoyed this well-paced exciting thriller with a unique plot. The author manages to tell a story set upon a First Nations reserve with a few First Nations characters, even involving some issues of contention such as the sale of cheap cigarettes on reserves, without ever turning the story into one about race or race rel [...]


    • This is the third book in the series featuring OPS officer Hazel Micallef. Here, Hazel is back living with her mother after recovering from back surgery. She is worried about her mother's health, but also her own future. There are plans for the local OPS office in Port Dundas to become a regional centre, with Ray Greene in charge, an officer who had previously worked under Hazel. Hazel is an angry woman, and not a diplomatic one. She tends to be aggressive in her encounters with others, and I fo [...]


    • An OK read with lots of action but perhaps it it's just a bit too over the top and farfetched to be an exceptionally good read. The twist leading to the ending came slightly out of left field and was not too easily seen coming from clues or actions throughout the story. This author seems to have the tendency to have a very high number of characters in his stories and then the annoying habit of giving many of them several different names and nicknames and at times it becomes a bit confusing for t [...]


    • The back story on who this author really is was interesting, but what is really interesting is getting to read another excellent Canadian series! Once you begin you cannot put down or ignore Hazel and her unique investigative ways.I'm enjoying Hazel for the unique and different protagonist she is - you'll be hooked by her in no time. Following The Taken, the last book in this series, she is currently living with her eighty eight year old mother, who is also a great character in her own right. Ha [...]


    • What disappointed me most is when I found out that the anonymous author behind this terrific Canadian murder-mystery series was a man. I just was amazed by that as the lead character in this series, Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef, is written with such a keen feminine sensibility it seemed impossible for a male writer to gain such insight.That being said, A DOOR IN THE RIVER, is the third entry in this series. Even though Hazel Micallef is a 'mature' woman and policing out of a quiet Canadian [...]


    • Mystery and police procedural readers should pick up a book by Inger Ash Wolfe (a pseudonym for Michael Redhill). Inger/Michael writes a mean police procedural with a distinctive protaganist for this genre. Hazel Micallef is a small town Ontario police chief in her 60s. Hazel doesn't care to be politically astute and she doesn't waste a lot of time on niceties, but she gets the job done. In this entry in the series, a popular local man is murdered on the nearby First Nations reserve. Originally, [...]


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