Michael Redhill S New Hazel Micallef Mystery, Written Under The Pen Name Of Inger Ash Wolfe, Is His Strongest Yet For Readers Of Crime Fiction Who Enjoy Such Writers As Giles Blunt, Linwood Barclay, Lee Child, Louise Penny, Peter Robinson The Fourth Novel In This Acclaimed Series Is Brilliantly Paced, Addictively Suspenseful The Author S Best Yet Hazel Micallef Played By Suzanne Sarandon In The Recent Film Of The Series Debut, The Calling Has Become One Of Crime Writing S Most Memorable Detectives Port Dundas, Ontario, Is Portrayed Vividly In The Series As The Quintessential Canadian Town The Night Bell Moves Between The Past And The Present, As Two Mysteries Converge A Discovery Of The Bones Of Murdered Children Is Made On Land That Was Once A County Foster Home Now It S Being Developed As A Brand New Subdivision Whose First Residents Are Already Railing Against Broken Promises And Corruption But When Three Of Their Number Are Murdered After The Find, Their Frustration Turns To Terror While Trying To Stem The Panic And Solve Two Crimes At Once, Hazel Finds Her Memory Stirred Back To The Fall Of 1959, When The Disappearance Of A Girl From Town Was Blamed On Her Adopted Brother Although He Is Long Dead, She Begins To See The Present Case As A Chance To Clear Her Brother S Name, Something That Drives Hazel Beyond Her Own Considerable Limits And Right Into The Sights Of An Angry Killer. Book 4 in the Hazel Micallef series I love this series because Hazel is a woman in her late fifties, early sixties who is dealing with multiple issues in her life the changing of her Port Dundas police department to upgrade the department, her mother beginning to have dementia problems, Hazel trying to eat healthy and not drink so much which neither is going well all the things I find relate able This installment begins with an interview of a man who stayed at Dublin Home, a home for aban Book 4 in the Hazel Micallef series I love this series because Hazel is a woman in her late fifties, early sixties who is dealing with multiple issues in her life the changing of her Port Dundas police department to upgrade the department, her mother beginning to have dementia problems, Hazel trying to eat healthy and not drink so much which neither is going well all the things I find relate able This installment begins with an interview of a man who stayed at Dublin Home, a home for abandoned children He still remembers the sound of the night bell, a bell at the back door of the home that would signal someone coming in The children were told the tale of Old Father Crumb who would come at night and steal the boys away Indeed, the next day, someone would be gone but the staff would insist THE NIGHT BELL is book four in the Hazel Micallef Mystery series, but I didn t have any problems reading the book, despite not having read the previous three books However, since I have seen the movie do I have some previous knowledge of the characters in the book But, I don t think you The Night Bell by Inger Ash Wolfe.This was my first Detective Hazel Micallef mystery but it won t be the last.The prologue is an interview of Hibiki Yoshida by Detective Sergeant James Wingate in regards to the Dublin Home which he lived in as a youngster There have been children unaccounted for for over 50 years During the interview Yoshida reports of a bell ringing on certain nights just before a child would go missing An unknown person referred to as Old Father Crumb would enter their dorm The Night Bell by Inger Ash Wolfe.This was my first Detective Hazel Micallef mystery but it won t be the last.The prologue is an interview of Hibiki Yoshida by Detective Sergeant James Wingate in regards to the Dublin Home which he lived in as a youngster There have been child The first book in the series I was sort of disappointed inSixty four year old Hazel Micallef, detective in a small town in Port Dundas, Ontario, is on a new case after the discovery of human bones outside what used to be a home for boys Yep, it s a trope, but a good one this stuff is still turning up in the news today But at the same time she s thinking back to 1957, when she was 14, when a girl she knew disappeared suddenly.The two mysteries entwine as Hazel labors under a lot of restri The first book in the series I was sort of disappointed inSixty four year old Hazel Micallef, detective in a small town in Port Dundas, Ontario, is on a new case after the discovery of human bones outside what used to be a home for boys Yep, it s a trope, but a good one this stuff is still turning up in the news today But at the same time she s thinking back to 1957, when she was 14, when a girl she knew disappeared suddenly.The two mysteries entwine as Hazel labors under a lot of restrictions her mother s dementia problems with her superio First This book is fourth in a series, but I ll be reviewing it as a standalone novel As a standalone, the first couple of chapters are rough because the characters come at you fast and furious, as if you re already familiar with them That made things confusing But stick with it, because this book is totally worth it.There are three main story threads in this novel, which follows the work of a local Canadian police woman The author loosely weaves them together in a way that s not forced, bu First This book is fourth in a series, but I ll be reviewing it as a standalone novel As a standalone, the first couple of chapters are rough because the characters come at you fast and furious, as if you re already familiar with them That made things confusing But stick with it, because this book is totally worth it.There are three main story threads in this novel, which follows the work of a local Canadian police woman The author loosely weaves them together in a way that s not forced, but delicately handled It adds intricate layers to the novel which shows how skilled this author is.Here they are 1 In 1957, young local girl disappears and our heroine, Hazel, and her friend Gloria are among the last to see her alive There were suspicions that Gloria s younger brother was involved Was he Dun dun dun 2 In 2007 Hazel is put on a case, where human bones are found in a new housing development The l I have been eagerly awaiting the fourth book in Inger Ash Wolfe s fantastic Hazel Micallef series The Night Bell I got my hands on a copy and devoured it in two days I will now be eagerly awaiting the fifth book The Night Bell takes us back to Port Dundas, Ontario and Inspector Micallef of the Ontario Police Service.Wolfe employs one of my favourite narrative techniques in The Night Bell past and present with the resolution c Disappointing entry in the series, definitely my least favorite in an otherwise terrific series Disjointed and inconsistent in both plot development and characterization There is a good story here that just never fully develops Plus, the book is poorly edited for which the 3.5 Fourth in this series, set in Port Dundas, Ontario, finds Hazel, a policewoman confronted with two different cases and another unsolved missing person that harkens back to her childhood Hazel has a remarkable doggedness, loyalty to her family and her coworkers Even when told to stop working the case, she finds a way around the order A boys orphanage from the pastwith many boys unaccounted for, bones in a field of new developments, a murdered rather well to do couple, and a missing policem 3.5 Fourth in this series, set in Port Dundas, Ontario, finds Hazel, a policewoman confronted with two different cases and another unsolved missing person that harkens back to her childho Hazel is back and this case bring back an incident from her childhood I love that this one kept me guessing till the end