USA Today bestselling author Traci Hall returns with the fourth novel in her Scottish Shire cozy mystery series set in a charming seaside town in Scotland and featuring busy single mom Paislee Shaw, owner of a specialty sweater shop, knitting enthusiast, and reluctant sleuth who must untangle another murderous yarn!
As her friend’s matron of honor, Paislee Shaw vows to solve the mystery of a missing brooch and a dying wedding guest . . . Paislee’s specialty sweater shop and yarn business Cashmere Crush, in the charming Scottish village of Nairn, is closed today for a special occasion. Her bonnie bestie Lydia is moments away from walking down the aisle of the church at Old Nairn Kirk to wed Corbin Smythe. Gramps and Paislee’s eleven-year-old son Brody are seated in the pews with the other guests—the only family not in attendance is their black Scottish terrier Wallace. As matron of honor, Paislee is at her friend’s side when Lydia lets out a frantic cry. The Luckenbooth brooch her betrothed gave her is missing. A traditional Scottish love token, the gold heirloom has been in his family for generations and not wearing it could bring bad luck—according to the superstitious Smythes. But the real misfortune falls on a distraught cousin who suddenly disrupts the ceremony and dies with the brooch in her hand. The Smythes insist it’s the curse. But Paislee must broach the subject of…murder. And was the intended victim the guest—or the bride? Only Paislee can determine who to pin the murder on . . .
About the Author
Traci Hall is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifty books across an array of genres, from cozy mysteries to contemporary seaside romances, YA, and nonfiction. She is also the co-author of the Salem B&B Mystery series as Traci Wilton. A member of Mystery Writers of America, RWA and former President of the Florida Romance Writers Association, Hall co-runs CommunityAuthors.com and provides editing services for many accomplished novelists. She lives in South Florida and can be found online at TraciHall.com.
Praise for Traci Hall’s Scottish Shire Mysteries
“Inquisitive and down-to-earth, Paislee makes a charming sleuth in this suspect-packed mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews on Murder in a Scottish Garden
“In her second Scottish Shire mystery, Hall capably juggles multiple story lines and vividly evokes the Scottish backdrop.” —Booklist on Murder in a Scottish Garden
“Traci Hall keeps it real in the second Scottish Shire Mystery—and the gorgeous seaside setting and delectable descriptions of Scottish treats add to the enjoyment.” —Criminal Element on Murder in a Scottish Garden
“All in all, Murder in a Scottish Garden is a fast-paced read with a nice puzzle that offers a slight twist on the English country house cozy, and there are enough open-ended story lines at the end to hint at more Paislee Shaw mysteries to enjoy.” —Reviewing the Evidence on Murder in a Scottish Garden
“Murder in a Scottish Garden is an excellent murder mystery. With the word “Scottish” in the title, I was pretty sure I would love it, as I tend to enjoy all things Scottish. The plot is intriguing and moves along at a good pace. The suspense is well done.” —Fresh Fiction on Murder in a Scottish Garden
“I enjoyed the mystery, which had me guessing to the very end and the characters are very realistic. A very enjoyable read.” —Knit N Read on Murder in a Scottish Garden
“The mystery is a good one with plenty of clues, motives and suspects to choose from.” —Kings River Life Magazine on Murder in a Scottish Shire
“If I have to compare the character development with that of other cozy series debuts, I would say Murder in the Scottish Shire beats all expectations. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I absolutely loved reading Murder in a Scottish Shire. Wonderful character development, excellent storytelling and a murder mystery that keeps you guessing, Murder in a Scottish Shire is definitely one of the best cozy debuts of this year.” —The Book Decoder on Murder in a Scottish Shire