Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Tartan Shroud by: Ken Dalton

Title: The Tartan Shroud
Author: Ken Dalton
Publisher: Different Drummer Press
Pages: 320
Format: ebook
Source: Tribute Books


The Tartan Shroud Book Summary: 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 town of Pitlochry to help her cousin find the killer. Along the way the American’s come across a forester with a wonky eye—haggis—the occasional bad weather spring day—various Scottish policeman all named McSomething—mutton pie—a near new, sixty-year-old Austin Taxi—a bathroom that could double for a freezer—the nearly indecipherable Scottish accent—many glasses of whiskey and beer—ancient records—a broadsword—and a real Duke! Ride with Bear, Flo, and Henry during their final mad dash across Scotland to try to stop the murderer before he kills again inside the hallowed halls of Blair Castle.

My Thoughts:

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 place in the United States.  I really found myself eager to find out what happened to the young girl.


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Tribute Books said...

Paula, thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed Ken's murder mystery across the pond.

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Unknown said...

You have some great reviews. I found your blog through the WLC Blog Followers on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

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