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The Tartan Shroud (A Pinky and Bear Mystery #4)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A bulldozer unearths a young girl’s body on a golf course in Scotland but for some reason, Fergus Murray, the top crime officer in Tayside seems unwilling to pursue the case. Fergus contacts Willow Stone, his American cousin and pleads for help. Willow, Pinky’s favorite ex-wife, calls in all her chips and convinces Pinky, Bear, Flo, and Ettamae to go to the small Scottish ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Different Drummer Press
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Lenore Webb
Jan 17, 2013 Lenore Webb rated it it was amazing
I love Ken's books. The are always a great romp of a mystery. Not just a who done it but a get on and ride with the wind story line. This time we took off and went all the way to Scotland to help with a mystery. But in the middle of it all we have a continued story jump the 'pond' to meet up with us. So it is like getting a two for one in mystery solving.

Now on with the story line. Everyone, Pinky, Bear, Flo, Ettamae....just about the whole dang mess of folks travel to Scotland to help out Will
Tia Bach
Jan 25, 2013 Tia Bach rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 stars

The Tartan Shroud is entertaining from the first page. From witty dialogue to an engaging mystery, the story takes the reader on a ride full of humor, suspense, and intrigue.

Fergus is knee-deep in an old murder case, and turns to his American cousin, Willow, in desperation. Willow recruits her ex-husband, Pinky, along with his partners Bear and Flo to help Fergus with the case. Once the team arrives in Scotland, they encounter many interesting situations and quite the cast of c
Wendy Hines
Jun 17, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it
I've had the pleasure of reading Pinky and the Bear mysteries before and they are a treat! I was excited to read the newest caper - The Tartan Shroud. There's belly laughs, suspense and more in this memorable book and reader's will clamor for the first three books in the series.

The Tartan Shroud can be read as a standalone book; Dalton does a great job of giving enough background information on the characters so you're not hopelessly lost. The Scottish setting was mesmerizing and how the charact
Kathleen Kelly
Jan 08, 2013 Kathleen Kelly rated it really liked it
Scotland, a murder mystery, quirky characters makes for a fun read. Without having read the previous books about J. Pincus (Pinky) Delmont, and his investigator Bear Zarbarte I found the Tartan Shroud to be an easy read. At times I found Pinky to be a real dolt and I tended like Bear more. When they arrive in Scotland to investigate a possible murder of a young girl, they get more than they bargained for. After they meet Henry, a local who turns out to be a wealth of information, they learn that ...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
‘The Tartan Shroud’ is the first book I’ve read featuring Pinky and Bear, even though it is the fourth in the series. I loved the setting of the Scottish town of Pitlochry and the unique characters found there. I enjoyed the story and how Flo and Willow wouldn’t let Pinky or cousin Fergus close the case without digging deeper. I wasn’t a fan of Pinky’s – he seemed callow, shallow, rude, and lazy. Things aren’t always as they seem in a small town, and it’s up to them to find out who has been kill ...more
Judy Wickre
Jul 11, 2015 Judy Wickre rated it liked it
This is the first time I have read a humorous mystery. It was very funny at times, but I didn't care for one of the main characters. I don't think I will be reading anymore of the series.
Paula Ratcliffe
Jan 30, 2013 Paula Ratcliffe rated it really liked it
This was a different kind of mystery. In this book Pinky, Williow, Bear, Flo and Ettamae end up in Scotland investigating a mystery that has eluded Willow's cousin Fergus, who hasn't been able to solve a missing person case where a girl went missing only years later a burial site is discovered containing bones of the missing girl.

This was a great story full of mystery and myhem. I really enjoyed this book and loved that it took place in another country instead of typical mysteries that take plac
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KEN DALTON was born in 1938 at Hollywood Hospital. He grew up with his parents, his older sister, Pat, and younger brother, Richard in Los Angeles. The year 1938 informs the quick reader that Ken’s older than a lot of people, but younger than some.

In a turn of bad luck, the dreaded Polio virus found Ken.

At the end of World War ll, Ken’s family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming for a year where he learned
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