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"IN ANOTHER MYSTERY DURING THE HIGHLAND "another mystery during the Highland in Hamelin I found there is so much to take in and much going on in this cozy mystery Between the games the shop and the characters Peggy has barely time to catch her breath Bagpipes drummers families and politicians all cram into town and the shop conflict excitement theft mischief and await you Great characters I especially liked the Scotties I don t see a 4th book but it was kind of left open for one What happens with Harper Peggy What happens with Dirk Peggy didn t explain to him what she discovered sigh So sad I was hoping this book would be better than the last but it s just as bad with all the POV changes Skipped to the endSince I don t normally write reviews Cuckolded! Taken By My Husbands Bully unless I have something specific to say here s the break down of how I rate my books1 star This bo Dirk the highland haunter is back in another fun installment of the Scotshop MysteriesAuthor Fran Stewart has written another delightful story in her Scotshop para cozy mystery series As with her last book I commend the author for her talent for keeping spirit Dirk s old world Scottish speech right on target A WEE HOMICIDE IN THE HOTEL finds Hamelin Vermont holding the annual Highland Festival The town isp to its kilt hems in bagpipes hammer throwing caber tossing and murder Series lead Peggy Winn and her temperamental ghost pal Dirk are once again knee socks deep in the middle of things This was a well plotted mystery that had a lot going on It kept me guessing the entire way through and I came close to solving it But in the end I was out smarted big time I have to mention on of my favorite parts "Of The Book Each Chapter Starts With "the book Each chapter starts with Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors uote and an Act and Scene number FunFans of this series will be in their glory with A WEE HOMICIDE IN THE HOTEL and new readers are in for a cozy like no other Dirk is the Ghostest with the Mostest Loved this latest installmentI am finding myselfnderstanding his Scottish ite well ayuh and was hoping to see if Harper was going to put a ring on itmust mean there will be another bookyay Wee Homicide in the HotelA Scotshop Mystery Book 3By Fran StewartISBN 9780425270332Author Website FranstewartcomBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsisHamelin is overflowing with tourists enjoying the Scottish themed games and most of them are donning tartans from Peggy Winn s ScotShop And her fourteenth century ghostl. Hamelin is overflowing with tourists enjoying the Scottish themed games and most of them are donning tartans from Peggy Winn’s ScotShop And her fourteenth century ghostly companion Dirk has been indispensable keeping an eye out. .
Fran Stewart Ì 9 review.
Y companion Dirk has been indispensable keeping an eye out for shoplifters and matching customer s family names
To Their Clan PlaidAdding Totheir clan plaidAdding to chaos is Big Willie a longtime champion of "the games but not everyone is happy to have him in town So when he misses "games but not everyone is happy to have him in town So when he misses first event of the weekend Peggy senses something is awry After Willie is discovered dead in his hotel room the victim of a bagpipe related crime Peggy decides it s p to her and Dirk to suss out a murderer because another death would really blowGoodreadsReviewA Wee Homicide in the Hotel the third book in the ScotShop Mystery series is bursting at the seams with Scottish charm and is sure to please fans of the seriesHamelin Vermont is full of tourists come to town to
celebrate the town s annual highland games withthe town s annual Highland Games With pipers and contests of skill and strength it offers fun for everyone That is Dream Fossil until there is a threat to the President shoplifting troubles arise and one of the longtime competitors is found murderedby Peggy Readers go along with Peggy her very own fourteenth century Scottish ghost Dirk and her supportive friends and family to find out what really happened to Big Willie and if all of the sudden troubles are relatedA Wee Homicide in the Hotel gets off to a really slow start for me In hindsight I do not see that the subplot involving the President is necessary to the rest of the story at all I feel like valuable reading time is wasted with the first one hundred or so pages of the book Once the story focuses on Big Willie s death and the shoplifting things move along muchickly and this mystery becomes much interesting Even so this is only a slightly better than ok read for meThe characters are likable enough Peggy is plucky and makes intelligent choices Her relationship with Dirk has progressed with each addition to the series and I like him much than I did in book one Stewart makes his naivety of modern life charming Having to explain contemporary expressions and actions to Dirk could have easily been repetitive and tedious but the juxtaposition of fourteenth and twenty first centuries provides some levity and educational moments The supporting characters especially Peggy s brother Drew and best friend Karoline are well conceptualized and appealing Throughout the book I did find myself wanting to smack Peggy and Harper for their obtuse assumptions about each others feelings and this is so frustrating Hopefully with the conclusion of this book the pair Dollycas s ThoughtsNothing puts a damper on a festival icker that a murder especi. For shoplifters and matching customer’s family names to their clan plaid Adding to the chaos is Big Willie a longtime champion of the games but not everyone is happy to have him in town So when he misses the first event of the. Ally when it is a long time champion of the Hamelin Highland Festival that is found dead in his hotel room Peggy was just getting to know the man and finding his body was so traumatic She starts her own investigation with her handsome ghost s assistance To add to the excitement the town in crawling with Secret Service It appears the President wants drop in for a visitThis story has a slow build as we get to know some new characters especially Big Willie the former champion who is killed and his Scottie Silla Big Willie s body is found about halfway into #The Story And The Pace Picks Up #story and the pace picks p There are two plots that converge along with another subplot to keep s turning those pagesMs Stewart brings humor to this story with Peggy still explaining current time expressions and things to Dirk as he struggles with the ways of modern times She does trust him to go off by himself and they are learning to work together She keeps his speech and its patterns true to his Scottish 14th century time This was a bit frustrating for me in the first book but now it is natural for me to read I can even hear the lilt in his voice The author also tells a bit of the story from Scottie Silla s point of view Touched my heart as a pet mourned the lost of her
CompanionAs Always The Majorityalways the majority the story takes place in or close by to out protag s ScotShop I can picture the store very clearly in my mind Peggy also has a tent selling ties and scarves at the festival I need to give a little shout out to Jessie Reisch for the amazing cover art for this book Those two adorable Scotties with the festival grounds take me right into the storyThese characters have warmed my heart Cozy lovers will love Peggy and Dirk I suggest reading the series in order though so you don t miss a minute This book the third in the series is by far the best of them to date Fran has knocked it out of the park Between the murder the setting at the Games and the plethora of persons of interest it kept me in my lounger till I d finished every last page I can t wait for Peggy and Silla s next adventure Book "3 Is A Great Addition "is a great addition this series and it does have a a very good mystery to solve Eually important to me are the characters and setting I love the Scot Shop all the human characters who are not the bad guys the Scottie dogs and Dirk the Ghost The Hamelin Highland Game There are some cozy series where I love the first but the series loses its sparkle Not so with Fran s ScotsShop series I love Peggy Dirk the ghost and the whole gang Can t wait for book four. Weekend Peggy senses something is awry After Willie is discovered dead in his hotel room the victim of a bagpipe related crime Peggy decides it’s p to her and Dirk to suss out a murderer because another death would really blo.