Sandy Shaw and her boyfriend Tom Nelson had a weekend away from their jobs where they could relax and get to know one another better. Booked into a B&Sandy Shaw and her boyfriend Tom Nelson had a weekend away from their jobs where they could relax and get to know one another better. Booked into a B&B on the Scottish island of Mull, they decided on day one to head to Mull Castle to be tourists.
The group of ten which Sandy and Tom attached themselves to for the tour were an American family on a two week vacation. When the lights suddenly went out while the tour guide was in the middle of an explanation, Sandy’s first thoughts were of the resident ghost. But when the guide returned with a torch and they all saw the body on the floor, the shock was great.
Sandy found herself as chief investigator with the mainland police unable to arrive until the storm had abated. What would she discover? And were any more of the visitors to the castle in danger?
Murder Most Remote is #4 in the Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery series by Mona Marple. It’s a novella and although I haven’t read any others in the series, it easily reads as a standalone (and I needed a fourth in a series for a challenge!) I quite like the characters of Sandy and Tom and will likely go back to the beginning of the series at some stage. Recommended....more
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache received the call as he and his wife were to leave for a christening – he was soon on his way to Three Pines from his hChief Inspector Armand Gamache received the call as he and his wife were to leave for a christening – he was soon on his way to Three Pines from his home in Quebec to investigate a murder. Jane Neal was in her seventies, loved by all in the small village – but she was dead in the woods near her home. Was it an accident; or was it murder?
As Gamache and his team began their investigation, and came to know the residents of Three Pines, he knew this little village would have an impact on him. But he sensed an evil that wouldn’t be removed until they found the killer…
Still Life by Louise Penny is the 1st in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, and I really enjoyed it. It was chosen as a book of the month, and the conviction of a friend that I would like it had me picking it up yesterday. So glad I did – and I’ll be continuing the series 😊 Gamache reminded me of Hercule Poirot; his quiet, observing manner, his gentleness unless he needed to be forceful – a great detective is Armand Gamache. Highly recommended....more
St Kilda’s Flower Festival Queen was the Honourable Phryne Fisher – she was busy indeed. The four young women who were her maidens suddenly reduced toSt Kilda’s Flower Festival Queen was the Honourable Phryne Fisher – she was busy indeed. The four young women who were her maidens suddenly reduced to three when one of them disappeared. Phryne was hired to find her. Rose was only thirteen years of age and Phryne was extremely concerned for her wellbeing. But what she was finding was horrifying – the girl had to be found or she would die.
With the carnival in town, and an old friend of Phryne’s from Orkney discovered, plus the delightful friend who herded the elephants – Flossie took a liking to Phryne – she had the help of Bert and Cec, as well as Lin, in their search. But worse was to happen…
Queen of the Flowers is another delightful historical cosy mystery by Aussie author Kerry Greenwood. 14th in the Phryne Fisher series, the usual characters were there to entertain – Dot, Jane and Ruth, Mr & Mrs Butler and of course Lin Chung and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson; Bert and Cec; and the inimitable Phryne Fisher! A wonderful series that I’m enjoying very much. Highly recommended. ...more