murder, and mayhem have settled once again upon Hamelin, Vermont.
The snow is tempting for everyone. Police Chief Mac is off
skiing, and ScotShop owner Peggy is enjoying a little winter
exercising with her fourteenth-century Scottish companion
and conscious, Dirk. Dirk is a ghost Peggy picked up when
she purchased an antique shawl. He's thirtyish with a brogue
so thick the r's roll romantically off his tongue. He's handsome
and forever in a kilt. Even dead he's irresistible.
Dirk hears Mac cussing in a cabin, he prompts Peggy to check
on the Chief. Mac and Peggy have a history of dislike going
back to grade school. Peggy refuses, and Dirk, as always,
pricks her conscious and makes her mad. The storyline then
moves away from the cabin, which had this reader wondering
if Mac would meet the same fate as the last cabin visitor.
His murder is the mystery Peggy and friends try to solve.
Later, poor Dirk suffers the consequence of Peggy's wrath
as she rolls up the shawl and sends him to the unknown for
a couple days.
friend Karaline runs the restaurant across the street for
Scotshop. She sides with Dirk when it comes to Peggy's lack
of empathy for others and rescues him. Karaline takes the
lead with Peggy in this mystery. The two get caught up in
the mayhem when a murder victim's wife calls for help, but
neither anticipated risking their lives. Officer Harper appears
as suddenly as he left in the last mystery, but is pulled
away from his budding romance with Peggy to solve a recent
murder. With everyone going off on their own someone is bound
to get hurt
Stewart gives armchair sleuths multiple mysteries in this
storyline. The one involving Harper's dad has only just begun.
Peggy and Dirk's new fans can expect a murder mystery worth
solving plus more. The humor continues with these two along
with a few growing pains. The ScotShop series - like a handsome
Scotsman - is something you just can't resist.
of other titles in this series
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