The small idyllic town of Sea Isle, Scotland, harbors some dark secrets, and Dr. Emilia McRoy is determined to uncover all of them—no matter what the diagnosis in this charming cozy, sure to enchant fans of Sheila Connolly and Charlene O’Connor.
Sea Isle was supposed to be the fresh start Dr. Emilia McRoy dreamed of. Far from the busy emergency room across the Atlantic in Seattle, she hoped to settle down and begin this new chapter as a small-town doctor to the quirky residents who immediately welcomed her. When she stumbles across a dead body, she starts to think that she may not be as Scot free of the drama and intrigue as she initially thought.
Emilia soon learns she has bigger issues at hand. It starts with realizing she'll work closely with the less than helpful local constable, Laird Ewan Campbell. Her luck continues when she discovers that part of her new responsibilities includes being the coroner for the very body she found. Finally, when the body goes missing before she can even begin the autopsy, Emilia must convince the townspeople that a crime did, in fact, occur. The deeper she digs into the picturesque town, the more suspicious she becomes. And then there are her sleep issues. It may be due to the ever-growing list of suspects, a number of threatening letters, or the surprise visitor who breaks into her house at night. But she’s never backed down before, and she doesn’t intend to start now.
Someone doesn’t want this doctor to treat the ailments of Sea Isle, but Emilia McRoy is determined to find the murderer before they kilt again.
About the Author
Lucy Connelly travels around the world, usually with her bossy dog in tow. Her favorite pastime is sipping tea in a quaint cafe as she turns each passerby into a murder victim, witness, or suspect. If she stares at you strangely, don’t worry. She only murdered you in her book.
Praise for An American in Scotland: “An atmospheric, character-driven debut . . . [For] fans of Carlene O’Connor’s Irish mysteries.” —Library Journal, starred review
“[A] promising debut and series launch . . . Jane Austen fans will relate.” —Publishers Weekly
“Stunning Scottish scenery provides the backdrop for an enjoyable mix of murder and romance.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A delightful new cozy mystery full of adventure and Scottish charm. You’ll love every minute you spend with Lucy Connelly’s intriguing characters.” —Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author of the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series
“The quintessential cozy mystery. Lucy Connelly knows her stuff!” —Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author
“A determined new heroine and a gorgeous small town Scottish setting will leave readers yearning for another visit.” —Lucy Burdette, author of the Key West Food Critic mystery series.
“An American in Scotland will sweep you away with its captivating heroine, unique setting, plenty of red herrings and unexpected surprises. A rewarding read and a refreshing debut for what promises to be a fun series.” —Hannah Dennison, author of The Honeychurch Hall Mysteries