Murder Most Remote by Mona Marple
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
A Scottish castle. Ten visitors. One dead body.
Sandy Shaw expects her trip to the island of Mull to be a relaxing break with new boyfriend Tom Nelson.
A guided tour around Mull Castle is just what she had in mind.
Until the lights go out.
And one person doesn’t survive the dark.
With a murderer amongst them, and the mainland police unable to help until the storm passes, it’s up to Sandy to solve the case.
Murder Most Remote is a novella of around 28,000 words. Light and cozy, the book follows our female amateur sleuth and a whole host of quirky characters! Each book in this series can be read as a standalone (but is better enjoyed if read in order), and is free from swearing, sex, violence and cliffhangers. This is Book Four in the Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series.
Sandy is on a business trip/vacation to Scotland with her newish boyfriend Tom when both are involved in a crime scene in an ancient castle during a surprising – and not planned – tour. Sandy, confident investigating & solving crime cases before, sees it as her determination to interview the suspects as long as they are trapped in the castle, waiting for the police to arrive.
I really liked the flow of this book and with setting the book to Scotland there was a refreshing change in the location. It was also spiced up with the family from America who all wanted to have a nice vacation but witnessed a murder.
Sandy is investigating in a very confident way and you really see how she is following the logical arguments, questions the suspects individually and we as reader can follow this process really good, make the own suspects and try to solve the crime case.
Tom, Sandy’s boyfriend is her anchor, her haven when she is currently lost and need support. It’s sweet to see how both are getting along, what dynamics they have and that they can enjoy their trip at least after they’ve solved the mystery. I’m really looking forward what’s coming next and if it’s getting even more cozy. :3
This book was an entertaining read, great for a rainy, cold or otherwise unpleasant day, great to snuggle into blankets and pillows and relax while trying to solve the case along with Sandy and Tom. 4.5 out of 5 stars for it. Sandy is unstoppable, even in Scotland. 😀