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The Shoeshine Killer (The Scottish Lady Detective mysteries Book 2) by [Wheelaghan, Marianne]

The Shoeshine Killer (The Scottish Lady Detective mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in Scottish Lady Detective Mystery (2 Book Series)

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The Scottish Lady Detective mysteries ... are a sort of more realistic Death in Paradise, and there are shades of Alexander McCall Smith in the often humorous, unfussy style of writing. The Shoeshine Killer is an immersive, deceptively gritty mystery novel, and wherever Louisa Townsend is off to next, I hope we'll be able to follow her. --Killing Time

As in Food of Ghosts, the author's personal experiences enable her to paint the most vivid and believable background to this exotic environment. The weather, the scenery, the language, the customs, everything reminds you that this is not Scotland and that things are done differently. But people are still people and there is still morality, cruelty, kindness, frailty and duty, and just sometimes, there can be love as well. So, roll on the next adventure for Louisa! --Lothian Life

There's something very special about this series that really gets me involved and really wanting to read this. The title itself is intriguing but it's shine comes from a whole range of theigs - from the setting of course which is just so unique and stunningly evoked to the character of Louisa herself who has OCD and who is from two very different cultures. The lack of Forensics on these islands is another obstacle she has to overcome as well as the reluctance of local police to let her into their confidence. It just all works really well and makes for a thrilling premise for a crime novel with a difference. When I first saw the title I was intrigued as shoe shine boys are not something I've ever seen least of all read about, but these little cultural insights are dotted across every page, woven into the fabric of the story so even though this never reads as a guide, it's a great novel to see inside the country in a way you've never done before. I like Louisa I do. I feel I connect with her in many ways and always feel as if I understand her and where she's coming from. She has a unique background and status in life and I am looking forward to meeting her again in the next novel. --The Book Trail

About the Author

Before becoming a writer Marianne was many things, including a croupier, a marketing manager for a company that sold warm air hand driers, a chambermaid, a cashier, a Brussels sprouts picker, but mostly she taught English and Drama in Germany, Spain, the Republic of Kiribati and Papua New Guinea. Food of Ghosts is the first novel in the bestselling Scottish Lady Detective series and like The Shoeshine Killer it is inspired by the time Marianne spent in the Pacific. Marianne's first non crime novel is the highly acclaimed The Blue Suitcase, an historic fiction based on her mother's true-life and which tells the remarkable story of a teenage girl growing up in Nazi Germany.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 745 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pilrig Press (27 July 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012TN8PM0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #620,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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