by Sandra Murphy
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Hamelin, Vermont, is host to the Annual Highland Festival which includes caber tossing, sword dancing, and a lot of shopping. The retailers rely on the cash flowing in this time of year to tide them over the slow sales months. The ScotShop is no exception. Peggy Winn and her fourteenth century ghost, Dirk, love to see the shop crowded with tourists who want to take home a piece of Scotland—or at least a tartan.
Big Willie is back after a few year’s absence. He’s a sweet, older guy, always seen with his little Scottish terrier. Peg is surprised to not see them at the opening ceremony, but there is a big crowd. When he misses his own event as well, Peg is really worried. There’s a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door, and the hotel is not willing to open the door. It’s when she spots Silla, the Scottie, rushing across the street right in front of cars, she knows something is terribly wrong.
A check of the hotel room reveals Big Willie’s body in the bathroom. Apparently Silla had been locked in the bathroom with the body and escaped. Since Willie hadn’t been around in some years, a motive may come from his past time in town or something from his current life followed him. With the help of Dirk, Peg vows to find the truth for Silla’s sake.
This is the third book in the ScotShop Mystery series. Peg gets better with each. As a ghost, Dirk could easily be a distraction from the storyline but instead blends in with the surroundings especially as his powers to move more freely grow stronger. There’s a lot of information about clans and Scotland, the games and more, but it is scattered seamlessly throughout the story and never intrudes. For an enjoyable read, take a quick trip to Hamelin and stay a while.
For the soft-hearted, like me, no dogs are harmed!
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