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Author: Lydia Travers
Series: The Scottish Ladies’ Detective Agency #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle ARC
Narrator: Helen McAlpine
No. of Pages: 289
Date of Publication: May 26, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars
A train ride with her former lady’s maid Daisy affords Maud McIntyre the opportunity to solve yet another murder. As it happens, they shockingly find the body of a man who apparently was shot in the head. In all actuality, he pretty much falls right in front of them.This really works out for Maud and Daisy as they are trying to get their private detective agency as much business as they can. What has just happened gives them the opportunity to investigate the murder.
Maud is certain that it is murder, but the police are in stark disagreement with her as they do not plan on ruling the death as a murder. Meanwhile, Maud and Daisy were actually on their way to investigate a case of art forgery, and it doesn’t take long for Maud to imagine that these cases just might be connected.
Even though this is only the second book in a new series, I can already tell that this is going to be one of my favorite historical cozy mystery series. I love how both Maud and Daisy don different attire and alter their appearance in order to work their cases. It gives this series a light feel. I also love the mention and comparisons to Sherlock Holmes, especially considering the timeframe and location of the Scottish setting in this series. I am eager to continue the series with book three, Mystery in the Highlands, set for release in July.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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