Janet Marsh is an American who has recently bought a bookstore in the Highlands of Scotland, along with her daughter and their two best friends. All four women are anxious to start their new business and move into their recently bought home. They are all ready to move into the house when a local newspaper reporter, Una Graham, is found dead in the storage shed. Constable Norman Hobbs has never had a murder before in Inversgail. He is a quiet and tight-lipped man who has to deal with Janet, her daughter and friends as they try to find out who is responsible for the murder. Molly MacRae has a knack of delivering fully-developed characters to the reader. I enjoyed all the peculiar town folk! I really wanted to give the book 3 1/2 stars but I went with four stars because of the engaging plot and exceptional writing by the author. The story was a little slow and had very little action, but, I did enjoy it. I was especially pleased towards the end when Janet wanted to relax after a long day and decided to read a M.C. Beaton, Hamish McBeth novel. That was an excellent choice that I’m sure the author has also found to be pleasing! A good cozy mystery for anyone who enjoys rich characterization and an interesting plot!
Plaid and Plagiarism (Highland Bookshop Mystery #1) by Molly MacRae will be available on December 6, 2016 by Pegasus Books. The egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.