Sunday, September 11, 2022

On My Radar: Alice Henderson's A Ghost of Caribou!


Dedicated wildlife researcher Alice Henderson grabbed my attention with her first Alex Carter novel, A Solitude of Wolverines, and I loved the second book in the series, A Blizzard of Polar Bears. I've always enjoyed mysteries with strong ties to the natural world, and after reading these two novels, you know I perked right up when I learned there will be a third Alex Carter novel, A Ghost of Caribou.
Let me tell you more about it!
Available November 15, 2022!

"When a remote camera on a large, rugged expanse held by the Land Trust for Wildlife Conservation picks up a blurry image of what could be a mountain caribou, they contact Alex Carter to investigate. After all, mountain caribou went extinct in the contiguous U.S. years ago, and if one has wandered down from Canada, it’s monumental.

But when Alex arrives on scene in the Selkirk mountains of northeastern Washington state, she quickly learns that her only challenge isn’t finding an elusive caribou on a massive piece of land. The nearby townspeople are agitated; loggers and activists clash over a swath of old growth forest marked for clearcutting. The murdered body of a forest ranger is found strung up in the town’s park, and Alex learns of a backcountry hiker who went missing in the same area the year before.

As she ventures into the forest in search of the endangered animal, she quickly finds herself in a fight for her life, caught between factions warring for the future of the forest and a murderer stalking the dense groves of ancient trees.
A Ghost of Caribou definitely sounds like another story that's going to keep me glued to its pages. If you like mysteries with deep roots in the natural world (Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon books spring immediately to mind), you certainly need to sample Alice Henderson's Alex Carter thrillers.


  1. It sounds as though this one has a real sense of place and setting, Cathy! And I don't know much about caribou; it'd be interesting to learn a bit more about them. I hope it's a good 'un!

  2. This is another series that I need to get around to. Thanks for reminding me!

  3. I've got her other books on my TBR list. The settings in these books really appeal to me. Now I just need to find the time to read them. :)

    1. Once you find the time, you're going to enjoy them, Lark!

  4. I've enjoyed her first two, so this is definitely on my radar also!


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