National bestselling author Hannah Reed brings mystery lovers the first in a brand-new series, in which a young writer finds herself swept up in a murder amidst the glens and lochs of the Scottish Highlands…
After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, thirty-something Eden Elliott is seriously in need of a fresh start. At the urging of her best friend, bestselling author Ami Pederson, Eden decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book of her own. But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, she gets caught up in a very real drama…
The town’s sheep shearer is found murdered—clipped with his own shears—and the locals suspect Vicki MacBride, an outsider whose father’s recent death left her the surprise heir to his lucrative sheep farm. Eden refuses to believe the affable heiress is a murderer, but can she prove that someone is out to frame her new friend before she finds herself on the receiving end of more shear terror?
|Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland|
After her bitter divorce and her mother's heartbreaking death, Eden Elliott retreats to her father's homeland - Scotland - to jump start her writing career. She flies from Chicago to London for her connecting flight to Inverness, only to meet another "lost" soul, Vicki MacBride, en route to the seaside village of Glenkillen. Eden and Vicki become friends as they integrate themselves into Scottish life. Yet trouble follows both of them, prompting Eden to investigate the untimely death of the sheep sheerer, the fire at the B&B, and other mysterious activities in this quiet village.
OFF KILTER is an immersion into Scottish life through the eyes of American Eden Elliott. Reed captures the Highland spirit as the heroine wanders around the village seeking inspiration for her romance novel. Her unexpected turn as as amateur detective riles some of the villagers. Eden finds an ally in a potential suitor - a man in a kilt, of course!
Reed delivers an entertaining cozy mystery which will appeal to fans of Scottish culture. She pokes fun at Eden's efforts to write her romance novel while paying tribute to the romance of Alba itself.
I purchased OFF KILTER for my reading pleasure.
|Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Scotland|
I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Scotland - what do you love about Alba? Or know about Scottish culture?
2. Comments are open through Saturday, June 27, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 28.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
|Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland|