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Ghosts of the Vikings

(Shetland Sailing Mysteries #5)

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Treasure hunters and opera stars collide in the north of Shetland in this latest of the Shetland Sailing Mysteries.

Cass has embarked on a tentative relationship with DI Gavin Macrae and they are both invited to the gala opening of her mother’s new opera. The performance goes well but it is soon clear that things are not as smooth backstage. As the wind rises, and the powe
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published December 8th 2016
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Maggie
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A small opera group are touring grand houses in Scotland, giving performances for small mostly small audiences. Like most small companies there are frictions and characters with their own agendas. After a well received performance a young beautiful rising star collapses and dies. As a gale rages outside Cass Lynch, along with DI Gavin Macrae work to discover the killer before anyone else comes to harm.

Once again Marsali Taylor combines her love of sailing and of Shetland to create a murder myst
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Patricia Scaife
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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At last Cass and Gavin are finally together. There are some holes in the plot and unlikely events but I couldn't stop reading till the end. I've since read the first four books again and can't wait for the next
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Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Have loved reading this series, although I now have to wait for the next one to be published.
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I really wanted to love this book as the author is such an engaging oral storyteller. However, even though the protagonist is an interesting character with a lively family and a love interest the writing is ponderous and way too wordy. The sailing bits should be a framework that the novel hangs on but as written they don't add any suspense or excitement.

The time frame is off in the story too, around page 120 she starts bringing in Lent and then sleeps on deck? Lent runs anywhere from Feb - April
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Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland’s scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland’s distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's a ...more

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