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 Murder in My Shop by Fran Stewart
Length: 8 hours and 46 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 306
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Tanya Eby
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Also by this author: A Wee Dose of Death, A Wee Homicide in the Hotel
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
Hamelin, Vermont, isn’t the most likely place for bagpipes and tartan, but at Peggy Winn’s ScotShop, business is booming…
While on a transatlantic hunt for some authentic wares to sell at her shop, Peggy is looking to forget her troubles by digging through the hidden treasures of the Scottish Highlands. With so many enchanting items on sale, Peggy can’t resist buying a beautiful old tartan shawl. But once she wraps it around her shoulders, she discovers that her purchase comes with a hidden fee: the specter of a fourteenth-century Scotsman.
Unsure if her Highland fling was real or a product of an overactive imagination, Peggy returns home to Vermont—only to find the dead body of her ex-boyfriend on the floor of her shop. When the police chief arrests Peggy’s cousin based on some incriminating evidence, Peggy decides to ask her haunting Scottish companion to help figure out who really committed the crime—before anyone else gets kilt…
First in a new cozy series by Fran Stewart. It’s full of all kinds of Scottish things so what is not to love! 🙂
What I thought of this book.
Peggy owns a shop in Vermont that carries all things Scottish. She takes a trip to Scotland to pick up some authentic items for her shop and finds an old Tartan shawl that she buys for herself. She soon finds out that the shawl is haunted by the ghost of a man who was in love with the lady who use to own the shawl several centuries ago.
She thought when she left Scotland that the ghost would stay there but it travels where ever the tartan goes and so now she has her own resident ghost living with her.
When she gets home she finds her ex-boyfriend murdered in her shop and soon after her cousin is arrested for murder as she owned he murder weapon. Soon she is trying to find out what happened along with her ghostly new friend.
The ghost (can’t remember his name) isn’t a fan of Harper the cop who is in charge, but I think that has more to do with the fact that Peggy likes him. He said he doesn’t trust him, I think it’s kind of funny.
I thought the mystery in this book was done well as I didn’t have a clue who had done it until it was revealed. It kept me entertained with the twist and turns as the story progressed.
I liked Peggy and can’t wait to get to know her as well as Harper and the others in the town. It’s full of Scottish things so what is not to love. 🙂
I thought it was a cute cozy and if you like cozies then you will like this one.
This is the first time I have listened to this narrator. I enjoyed Tanya Eby portrayal of the characters and even thought she did well with the Scottish accents.