A Dream of Death (Kate Hamilton Mysteries)
A Dream of Death has all the right ingredients for an entertaining mystery: a remote Scottish island, a secret from the past, a cryptic code, a missing casket, anonymous letters and of course murder. An urgent plea for help from her estranged sister-in-law, Elenor, sends Kate Hamilton speeding across the Atlantic to the Isle of Glenroth in the Inner Hebrides. Elenor shows her a casket and hints at some mystery attached to it. She also wants Kate to read a fictionalized account of the island’s most famous crime — the 1810 unsolved murder of newly married Flora Arnott. Before she can reveal anymore, Elenor is murdered. While Kate works her way through the likeliest suspects, the police arrest Bo, an islander with cognitive disability and Kate’s close friend. Despite threatening notes, a never-seen stalker, and physical danger, Kate does not waver from her mission to prove Bo’s innocence. The reader may find it hard to keep straight the many characters — all with Scottish names — introduced in the first few chapters, and the detailed explanation of what actually happened makes for a cumbersome final few pages, but otherwise the story, clearly written and peppered with numerous amusing asides, flows nicely. For those who like mysteries with a nice blend of suspense, romance, and humor, A Dream of Death fits the bill.
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|Page Count||320 pages|
|Publisher||Crooked Lane Books|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|