Ka’s Review:

Loved the first book and feel privileged to have read the second one as well, It’s another adventure with Maud and Daisy. The most likeable protagonists are based in Scotland for much of the story and there was a bit of an education on dialects, While I had my suspicions confirmed, this was nevertheless a fun, cozy mystery. I am looking forward to reading the next one … keep them coming.

Kel’s Review:

Book two was even better than book one! If you haven’t found this series yet, start it now! Our two Scottish lasses find themselves in the Highlands with more than one mystery to unravel! With frolics over the hills, moody artists, and secretive townsfolk, can they solve the murder and more?

The dialogue is a delight again as is the scenery! I enjoy the pacing Lydia Travers creates! It’s interesting but unrushed which is unusual and lovely! I highly recommend it, it’s a five out of five on the enJOYment scale.

We received complimentary copies of the book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in these reviews are completely our own. 

From the back cover:

When Maud McIntyre and her lady’s maid Daisy travel into the Scottish Highlands, the last thing they expect to find is a body on the train… Will these keen amateur sleuths stop a murderer in his tracks?

Edinburgh, 1911: When Maud McIntyre receives a letter from a maid called Rose, sharing her suspicions that something strange is happening in the house where she works, she and her assistant Daisy immediately travel to the Highlands to investigate.

But as they are changing trains, the body of a man falls from the carriage right in front of them, a bullet in his head. Maud and Daisy can’t believe it – they’ve waited ages for a new case, and now one has literally landed in front of them! And when the local police rule the death as a tragic accident, the pair have no choice but to investigate what they believe is a murder…

Arriving in the Scottish village, Maud and Daisy go undercover to begin their hunt for the murderer, while also investigating the strange behaviour of Rose’s employer, a local art dealer. As they begin to piece together the chain of events, Maud and Daisy wonder whether the cases might be linked. Is it possible the man on the train was killed to cover up something in the village? And, if so, who would do such a thing?

When a local artist is found murdered, Maud and Daisy become convinced the two cases are connected. Searching for the link between the deaths, will Maud and Daisy solve the case before another mysterious murder takes place?

A page-turning historical whodunnit, perfect for fans of the mysteries of Helena Dixon, Verity Bright, T.E. Kinsey and Catherine Coles.

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