A Scottish Fling – VL McBeath

Eliza Thomson Investigates

Five of five stars given

On a trip to the small town in Scotland that is Dr Thomson’s family home, Eliza and Connie discover a dead body.  Maggie’s mother-in-law is found at the foot of the cliff, with suspicious bruises around her neck that point to foul play.  The police, on the other hand are inclined to chalk it up to an accident.  The ladies – much to Dr Thomson’s chagrin – are investigating instead.

McBeath’s Eliza is a strong independent woman, at a time when “ladies” were to have been anything but.  And it’s partly this that leads to problems with her in-laws – mostly her mother-in-law.  But once again in the thick of things, she and Connie are determined to leave no stone unturned.  There are some intriguing new characters in this volume and watching the interplay between Eliza and her in-laws is fascinating.

It’s always a pleasure to catch up with Thomsons and Henry, along with Mrs Appleton; and watch as they uncover the latest villain.  I look forward to the next episode of their adventures.

[Many thanks to the author for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.  This is my honest review, the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.]

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