Synopses & Reviews
The first Alix Thorssen mysteries, The Bluejay Shaman and Painted Truth, established Lise McClendon as one of the finer new talents on the mystery scene. With the publication of the long-anticipated third novel in the series, Nordic Nights, McClendon steps to the front of the class and proves that there's nothing cold about the Norsemen.
Drawing on her own Nordic background and her intimate knowledge of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, McClendon crafts a tale of theft, murder, art, and archaeology that begins when Alix's stepfather, Hank, is discovered standing over the corpse of a Norwegian artist, Glasius Dokken. Hank refuses to say a word in his own defense, so it is up to Alix to clear him and discover who sent the painter of myths to Valhalla. With ancient legends seemingly coming to life around her and with very contemporary bullets fired in her gallery, Alix's investigation could end up as a Viking funeral...it may all hinge on what the rune stones say.