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About the Author

Aaron Stander is a writer, editor, book reviewer, host of a radio show about writers, and the author of four murder mysteries: Summer People, Color Tour, Deer Season, and Shelf Ice. He lives in northwest lower Michigan.
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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Writers & Editors; First edition (August 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978573234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978573232
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (332 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,244,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Aaron Stander spent most of his adult years in the Detroit area, where he taught English and trained writing teachers. In 2000 he and his wife left college teaching positions and moved permanently to their cottage near Traverse City. Aaron is the author eight mysteries set in northwest lower Michigan. He is also the author of numerous articles, stories, poems, and reviews, and the host of Michigan Writers on the Air on Interlochen Public Radio. When not writing or thinking about writing, Aaron spends a lot of time kayaking along the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful By MariaC on March 15, 2012
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I don't often read someone else's opinion of books but I wish I had read between the lines on the mostly favorable reviews here. Granted, it was a mystery but I was totally shocked to be left hanging when it so abruptly ended. No problem...it's already forgotten and I won't be reading any more Ray Elkins "Thrillers." For some reason, I like cops/detectives to be a little more gritty than Ray Elkins. He actually doesn't come off as a cop. Though the author obviously wants to show how much he knows or researched about kyaks and cooking, too much time was spent on those details rather on the story and painting a picture for the reader. The characters were flat and the mystery, though it was definitely there, was not solved by the end of the book. A definite disappointment.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By William Earnhardt on June 1, 2012
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After reading the opening chapter, I had high hopes for this book. It started off with some excitement...a middle of the night home invasion...a fleeing suspect...mysterious murder. But just as quickly as the book got out of the gates, it got off course and wandered about until it felt like Stander just wanted this wrapped up as quickly as possible.

As the other reviews mention, the main character, Ray Elkins, doesn't show any emotion. Maybe he's supposed to be cold and calculated, but it's almost like the author wants you to think he's deeper than that because of the closet full of diaries, the women he interacts with, etc. He just doesn't sell it though. Like another reviewer said, Aaron Stander seemed to be more interested in writing about the details involved in cooking and kayaking than developing the plot. There are parts of the story that are feel completely unnecessary (the scene with the kayak rescue of the kids and honestly, everything about Ray's "girlfriend"), while the plot just plodded along without grabbing you and pulling you in.

I finished it because I can't stand to leave something hanging, but it became more of a challenge to get through as it dragged on and I realized that Stander wasn't going anywhere with it. The finish felt like Stander was as tired of this novel as I was toward the end and just decided to call it a day. I can't complain too much because I got it for free on my Kindle, but I wouldn't spend more than a couple of dollars on this murder mystery.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Renee on January 13, 2012
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This book started out fairly well. A murder and no apparent reason. Ray the Detective is on the trail of the murderer but it often seems as if he's just forgotten about what he's suppose to do. He seems to amble about looking at different issues and he's pretty non emotional over everything. His girlfriend leaves town to take a job...no reaction. She comes back finds ladies pants in his bathroom leaves.....no reaction. Supposedly a friend cop is nearly killed (in the beginning of the book.)and I don't hear about him again until I'm nearly done with 60% of the book. I find myself trying to make connections that I just don't have information for. Choppy and starting to get tiresome.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Alfonzo's Amazon prime directive on June 21, 2012
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This "thriller" is pathetic. It should be retitled "So then what happened"?

It sort of plods along through a lot of boring irrelevent stuff that lends nothing to the story... Just random minutia tossed in for ? reason. But there is just enough there to make one think this is going somewhere and will build toward the ending.

Guess what. It doesn't. One of the characters gets all nervous, spills her guts in about three paragraphs explaining it all. And thats a wrap.

I'd give it a zero. What a way to waste three evenings. The only upside was it was a freebe so I guess I got what I paid for.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By RICHARD S THOMAS on September 10, 2010
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The name Aaron Stander brings to mind a skilled interviewer of authors on Interlocken Public Radio, a resident teacher of writing at that Michigan academy, an admired reviewer of mystery novels and an editor widely treasured by authors and publishers. In addition to these roles Stander is an accomplished author of mysteries set in the wonderful north County of Leelanau, Michigan. Here then is book number four, Shelf Ice, again featuring Sherriff Ray Elkins who takes us into new, very unpleasant situations. This Sherriff Elkins remains in the mold of previous novels: Summer People, Color Tour and Deer Season. But Elkins has now matured within a much richer mosaic and shows development of a harder edged pragmatism.
The central plot moves around the beating to death of an artist in her cabin in the woods on a snowy night. In responding to a call for assistance for Brenda, Sherriff Ray Elkins starts a very bad day. In quick order he is called out in the storm, is crashed into by a crazed snowplow driver, has his primary assistant incapacitated by the crash, encounters a badly beaten and dying young woman, collapses on duty from the crash ending in the hospital and is informed by his major love interest that she is leaving town. With this start the plot winds around some interesting characters including a TV evangelist, a frightened single mother, a town drunk, a brain damaged paranoid, an attractive female cardiologist who is hooked on kayaking and Sue, his chief investigative detective who is about to crack from overwork.
As Sue and Sherriff Adkins peel away one suspect after another the author demonstrates an amazing breadth of knowledge. We learn much about climbing, medicine, the polygraph. sermons, snowshoeing, ice rescues, kayaks, cooking and dog psychology.....
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