Tahoe Ice Grave
An Owen McKenna Mystery by Todd Borg
Review: Todd Borg's third Owen McKenna thriller, Tahoe Ice Grave, effectively mixes a literary mystery within a murder mystery.
The book opens with a mesmerizing prologue. Read it twice, it's that good. These first few paragraphs serve to set the tone for the book and to introduce this well written mystery. The literary aspect of the mystery lends an interesting element to the otherwise rather ordinary plot. (Mark Twain did spend 4 months in Hawaii on assignment for the Sacramento Union, visiting Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island, though there are no published reports that he ever visited Kauai. It is interesting to speculate that he may have made a secret journey there with the manuscript referenced in this book.)
Borg's descriptive style of writing that communicates the cold and dark perspective conveyed by the title and his detailed depictions of the Tahoe landscape make the book better than the plot would suggest. Overall, Tahoe Ice Grave is a fine addition to the Owen McKenna mystery series.
Acknowledgment: Thriller Press provided a copy of Tahoe Ice Grave for this review.
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Thriller Press (Trade Paperback), August 2007
ISBN-13: 9781931296151; ISBN-10: 1931296154
Location(s) referenced in Tahoe Ice Grave: Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Kauai, Hawaii
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Tahoe Ice Grave by Todd Borg — An Owen McKenna Mystery
Publisher: Thriller Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: August 2002
List Price: $16.95