Book Review - Murder in the Highlands: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery - Penelope Sotheby | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Murder in the Highlands: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery - Penelope Sotheby

Friday, February 2, 2018


This is a very laid back cozy mystery, and very interesting to find out how the murderers were found by our vacationing mystery write as she worked with the local police. She was on vacation at her friend's resort while her husband was off visiting his relatives. This was no way to spend a vacation--or at least not the way she had expected. The dead man was found in his room which had been trashed--but not a mark on his body. He had apparently died of a heart attack. What on earth could have caused this? All is revealed by the time the novel ends---


About the Book: (from Amazon)

In a Castle in the remote Scottish Highlands, nobody can hear you scream.

When Diane Dimbleby, a retired school teacher, travels to a remote castle in the Scottish Highlands to visit her friends, the last thing she expects to encounter is an apparent murder. But she does just that and is asked for help in finding out who or what the killer is.

Was it the lover of the victim?

Was it the husband of the lover?

Was it an animal activist who has a history of making violent threats?

Or was it a mysterious creature?

A dead body in a room that has been ripped apart, yet there are no marks on the body. What exactly happened in that room?

Diane seeks to find the answers that are puzzling the local police. But with someone or something dangerous on the loose and the hotel on lockdown, will she make it out of the Glen Gorm Castle alive?

If you are a fan of cozy mysteries that contain an ingenious but modest woman sleuth then you will love this Diane Dimbleby adventure by author Penelope Sotheby.


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About the Author: (from Amazon)


For many, the thought of childhood conjures images of hopscotch games in quiet neighbourhoods, and sticky visits to the local sweet shop. For Penelope Sotheby, childhood meant bathing in Bermuda, jiving in Jamaica and exploring a string of strange and exotic British territories with her nomadic family. New friends would come and go, but her constant companion was an old, battered collection of Agatha Christie novels that filled her hours with intrigue and wonder.

Penelope would go on to read every single one of Christie’s sixty-six novels—multiple times—and so was born a love of suspense than can be found in Sotheby’s own works today.

In 2011 the author debuted with “Murder at the Inn”, a whodunit novella set on Graham Island off the West Coast of Canada. After receiving positive acclaim, Sotheby went on to write the series “Murder in Paradise”; five novels following the antics of a wedding planner navigating nuptials (and crime scenes) in the tropical locations of Sotheby’s formative years.

An avid gardener, proud mother, and passionate host of Murder Mystery weekends, Sotheby can often be found at her large oak table, gleefully plotting the demise of her friends, tricky twists and grand reveals.



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12 comments :

Gladys Parker said...

Murder in the Highlands: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery - Penelope Sotheby sounds like a very interesting read that even I could enjoy reading. A Scottish Castle, wondering what kinds of mysterious creatures could be hanging out there.

Heidi Bee said...

Sounds like a great book with a very interesting plot and location. I love a good cozy book once in a while!

Jamie Tomkins said...

That sounds like an exciting story!

Nancy said...

I love cozy mysteries. This looks like a good one!

Nancy
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Barbara said...

Mysteries are my favorite books. This sounds pretty good.

donna holder said...

I love reading. I know I will love this book

Amy Drazen said...

This sounds like a really suspenseful mystery that I would love to read and hard to put down.

Lucy Rapposelli said...

I would love to read this

Molli Taylor said...

i love a goodm ystery but i hate pausing , so i just read it all at one time!!

Anonymous said...

Mysteries and thrillers are my favorite genre of books. Usually reading one Rosanne

Sue Emery said...

You had me at NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM! This book interests me! I love stories with tricky twists and turns! I also like women sleuths. This sounds like a good book!

Judith Watson said...

Well I like the lead of thinking it might be an animal (paranormal?), to make you wonder. I would probably read it to find out.

 
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