I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Wee Homicide in the Hotel by Fran Stewart
Length: 7 hours and 39 minutes
Published by Berkley on January 3rd 2017
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Tanya Eby
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Also by this author: A Wee Murder in My Shop, A Wee Dose of Death
Hamelin is overflowing with tourists enjoying the Scottish-themed games—and most of them are donning tartans from Peggy Winn’s ScotShop. And her fourteenth-century ghostly companion, Dirk, has been indispensable, keeping an eye out for shoplifters and matching customer’s family names to their clan plaid.
Adding to the chaos is Big Willie, a longtime champion of the games, but not everyone is happy to have him in town. So when he misses the first event of the weekend, Peggy senses something is awry. After Willie is discovered dead in his hotel room, the victim of a bagpipe-related crime, Peggy decides it’s up to her and Dirk to suss out a murderer—because another death would really blow...
Here is what I thought
The games are a foot, the Scottish games that is! There are tourist all over as a version of the Scottish games are happening in Hamlin, Vermont. Peggy is busy at her Scotshop with all the tourist and her resident ghost.
An older guy that she got to know who has an adorable Scotty dog is suppose to be in the games but when he doesn’t show up and nobody knows what has happened to him she goes looking for him. She finds his poor dog all distraught and they she finds the man dead.
She wants to know what happened to this nice man and finds out there is a whole lot going on. With the help of her ghost friend Dirk who is from Scotland a long time ago. (Book one lets you in on how that happened. 🙂 )
I really like the characters in this series, especially the hunky ghost from the past. He has a lot of problems with today’s terminology. I also like Peggy and I think it would be cool to have a Scotshop and be around all things Scottish. I love that the town is like it’s own little Scottish village.
It has a good mystery and Dirk helped with solving it since he can sneak around and hear things. I never guessed who the killer was though I knew it revolved around certain things.
If you are a cozy love then you will enjoy this series!
Tanya Eby does a great job with this and I really enjoy her voices and she does pretty good with the Scottish ones too.
Audio rating: 4
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