Thin Ice: Capital Crime by Nick WilkshireThin Ice: Capital Crime by Nick Wilkshire

Thin Ice: Capital Crime

byNick Wilkshire

Paperback | October 25, 2014

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Hockey is a dangerous game, but it's what happens off the ice that can get you killed .

Curtis Ritchie is the only news in town when Ottawa takes the young hockey sensation first overall in the annual spring draft. But on the eve of Ritchie's rookie season, the media frenzy over the signing and the controversial trades that secured the young star are eclipsed by news of his murder. As Ottawa Major Crimes Unit investigator Jack Smith reassembles Ritchie's life, he is surprised by how much it differs from the fledgling star's clean-cut image. A long list of suspects soon emerges, any one of whom had good reasons to want Ritchie dead. But there's something else about the young phenom - a secret so profound that its revelation to the wrong person could only have meant Ritchie's end.

Nick Wilkshire is a lawyer originally from St. John's, Newfoundland. He is a graduate of Memorial University and Osgoode Hall Law School. Thin Ice is his third novel and the first featuring Ottawa detective Jack Smith. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife and three children.
Title:Thin Ice: Capital CrimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.74 inPublished:October 25, 2014Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459715527

ISBN - 13:9781459715523

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I whipped through this book very quickly, which is unusual for me. It has all of the necessary parts for a good crime novel - depth of character, multiple suspects, and a surprise at the end that was still believeable. I would recommend this book to others, and I have already bought a second copy for a relative. In fact, my wife was so impressed with how quickly I read this book, she tracked down an earlier book by this same author, and I'm almost finished it, too.
Date published: 2015-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Read This book definitely incorporates a Canadian ideology! Of you are familiar with Ottawa geography you will be able to picture every location which makes the imagery very relatable. If you know Toronto it's an added bonus as the detectives travel there a few times as well. It's not too complicated, easy to follow, but great incorporation of hockey rivalries, murder, mystery, and a bit of romance (but not too much, don't worry). U would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a murder mystery and may have a connection to Ottawa, Toronto and hockey rivalries of the two cities.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read I just finished reading this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, once I got started, I couldn't put it down. How nice is it to be able to picture most of the locations, buildings etc. that were referred to. I don't normally write comments about books I have read but I felt this was such a great read I had to.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! What a great read! Flew through the book couldn't put it down! Nothing better than I who done it book that keeps you guessing ! I also loved that it takes place in Ottawa. We have lots of hockey fans here they would all really enjoy this book! Great Christmas gift!
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! Kept me guessing until the end! Enjoyed the many descriptive scenes of my hometown. A must for anyone interested in the hockey world and who enjoys a good who-done-it.
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! Great read! Would recommend it as a christmas gift for any hockey fan. Couldn't figure out who had done it until the very end! Can't wait for book #2!
Date published: 2014-11-24

Editorial Reviews

This well-constructed mystery wears its Canadian identity with pride. - The Telegram