Holy Terror in the Hebrides: A Dorothy Martin Mystery (Walker Mystery) Hardcover – 1 Oct 1997
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In the aftermath of a young American's fatal fall, Dorothy Martin discovers that everyone in her tour group visiting a Scottish isle had a grudge against the victim. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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My favorite of my books
I suppose authors shouldn't have favorites, any more than mothers, but I confess that Holy Terror... is my favorite of my books. I love Iona, and these characters are people I really enjoy. I hope you do, too.
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However, Dorothy observes that Bob seems to have slipped over a spot of water that should not have been there. Anyone of his companions could have purposely formed a puddle so that Bob would fall. Dorothy decides to investigate whether the Methodist minister was actually the victim of a murder. However, by inquiring into the incident, Dorothy may have set herself up to be the next victim and her friend Chief Constable Nesbitt is at home in England so is unavailable to rescue a damsel in distress.
HOLY TERROR IN THE HEBRIDES is the third entry (see THE BODY IN THE TRANSEPT and TROUBLE IN THE TOWN HALL) in American expatriate Dorothy Martin mysteries and like its predecessors is a well written cozy due to the garrulous yet delightful Dorothy and the descriptive setting. However, this series is not for everyone. Instead it is suited for readers who enjoy a leisurely paced, slow motion mystery.
Dorothy ends up staying in a hotel rather than the cottage her friends have rented due to a chapter of accidents and her fellow guests are an ill-assorted collection of Americans who seem constantly at each other's throats. A death and a huge storm creates problems for everyone and Dorothy seems to be the only person trying to work out whether the death was accident, murder or suicide.
Beautiful scenery, less than beautiful people and an interesting plot make this book exciting reading - especially the last couple of chapters which are very tense. I like Dorothy with her eye catching hats, well developed curiosity and her common sense. This is the third book in the series. If you like cosy mysteries with interesting heroines who aren't afraid of interfering in things which don't concern them then give Dorothy Martin a try.
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