Review: Single Malt Murder by: Melinda Mullet

by - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Title: Single Malt Murder
Author: Melinda Mullet
Publisher: Alibi
Series: A Whiskey Business Mystery #1
Pages: 300
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT


Abigail Logan never expected to inherit a whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands. But in the first novel of an engaging new series blending fine spirits with chilling mystery, Abi finds that there are secrets lurking in the misty glens that some will go to any lengths to protect . . . even murder.

When Abi inherits her uncle’s quaint and storied single malt distillery, she finds herself immersed in a competitive high-stakes business that elicits deep passions and prejudices. An award-winning photojournalist, Abi has no trouble capturing the perfect shot—but making the perfect shot is another matter. When she starts to receive disturbing, anonymous threats, it’s clear that someone wants her out of the picture. But Abi’s never been one to back down from a fight.

Arriving on the scene with her whisky-loving best friend, Patrick, and an over sized wheaten terrier named Liam, Abi seems to put everyone in the bucolic village on edge—especially her dour but disturbingly attractive head distiller. Acts of sabotage and increasingly personal threats against Abi make it clear that she is not welcome. When one of Abi’s new employees is found floating facedown in a vat of whisky, Abi is determined to use her skills as an investigative journalist to identify the cold-blooded killer and dispense a dram of justice before he strikes again. But distilling truth from lies is tricky, especially when everyone seems to have something to hide.

My Thoughts:

Abigail Logan is preparing for her uncle's funeral.  Her Uncle raised her for all of her life after her parent's died her Uncle stepped up to become mother and father.  Abi also inherited his single malt distillery and is already receiving threats against a woman owning a distillery. Uncle Ben really had a way with the people unlike Abi who finds herself in a bad situation where someone or someones is really trying to get Abi to sell the distillery.  Of course Abi wants to finish what Ben started.  With her is her good friend Patrick and her trusty dog Liam who is there and always been there thanks to Ben.  Who wants Abi out of the way and how far will they go to insure it?

This was a different story as it took place in Scotland.  Abi is a tough character and isn't about to back down.  I loved going into the small village in Scotland and seeing how Abi deals with the death of her Uncle Ben who raised her from a small child to the woman she is today.  Definitely a great book and can't wait to see what is next by this author.

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