“White Heat” by M.J. McGrath
This is an enjoyable mystery set in a venue few of can imagine, Ellesmere Island, just a bit west of Greenland, home to the inuit people who eke out a living in this barren, inhospitable land three thousand kilometers north of Hudson Bay. Edie Kiglatuk is the best local guide, who often refuses to do what is politically correct, she tries to do the right thing even if she pays the price for it. When those around her are dying suspicious deaths that the elders are deeming accidents, she takes matters in her own hands, to the dismay of the local constabularies, and the elders. The plot is interesting, there are unanticipated surprises, and the opportunity to learn intimate details about another, largely unknown culture, make this an enjoyable read.