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Hooked on Ewe
Scottish Highlands Mystery #2
Hannah Reed

7/7/2015/ ISBN 9780425265833
Mystery & Crime/ Cozy / Scotland / Contemporary

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


Three months have passed and American writer Eden Elliott is still enjoying Scotland. Eden is ready to start her second romance titled Hooked on You and take on a special assignment, but first she has to help with a sheepdog trial on the MacBride farm, as well as a fundraiser and Vicki’s skein-of-the-month club. Eden referees Vicki and her bitter half-sister in an argument about the yarn club and Eden, herself, tries not to assault Isla, the volunteer coordinator, when Detective Inspector Kevin Jamieson and Special Constable Sean Stevens arrive. While SC Stevens seeks out Vicki, DI Jamieson takes Eden for a walk. Sean is heading to the Scottish Police College and the DI needs a volunteer to take his place. He wants someone who knows him well; someone he can tolerate.

Look out Glenkillen, Eden Elliott has been sworn in as the local special constable (in name only) and she’s armed – with a card and pepper spray. SC Eden’s first job is solving a murder. Isla has given her final insult. Someone did her in, and the murder weapon is the handspun, hand-dyed red yarn from one of Vicki’s skein-of-the-month kits. These two just can’t stay out of trouble. It’s like a Scottish version of Lucy and Ethel.

Hooked on Ewe is a shining follow up to Off Kilter. Eden is enjoying her life in the Highlands, working on her novels at the Kilt & Thistle, gaining new friends, learning new Scottish sayings (even the insulting ones) and spending time with Leith (the single, blued-eyed Scotsman). But what I think she enjoys most is sleuthing with DI Jamison. Readers will find Hooked on Ewe is a mystery full of twists and turns and eclectic characters. A must read.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Off Kilter


Reviewed 2015