Don Graves, The Hamilton Spectator
March 1, 2013
The setting – the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia – works. The business end of anthropology has a sharpish forensic feel about it that in this debut mystery propels the story to a stirring conclusion
Protagonist Berry Cates, a mid-life divorcee at the edge of a new career, finds herself in a maze of shady art collectors and curators with a climb-the-ladder agenda of murder.
There are plenty of suspects in this anthropological pond of malfunctioning malcontents but Cates gets to the bottom of it. And occasionally I caught a glimpse of a certain, famous TV forensic crime solver.
Insinuendo is a strong debut that should lead to more by Clavir set in this fertile new ground for mysteries.