The tour organizer sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
When young Walter finds a dead body along with the dead fish in his tutor’s fishpond, he knows he should tell his old master, Charles Murray of Letho. The dead man leaves a pretty wife and child and a broken string quartet, but someone must have profited by his death – could it be the avenger from his past as his widow fears, or is it someone from closer at hand? St. Andrews is once again the setting for a murder mystery, and a puzzle that Murray must solve before the murderer strikes again.
|Genre(s):||Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Scottish
Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Regency
Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
|Series:||Murray of Letho, #10|
‘Where does he travel to?’ he asked.
‘Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth sometimes. Wherever there’s trade, ‘ she said. ‘He’s no idle, my brother, not like some.’
‘No, he’s not idle,’ agreed Constable Round without expression. Murray tried not to laugh.
This book leads you – together with Charles Murray – to visit professor Shaw in St Andrews. His former servant Walter finds a dead man in one of the professor’s ponds.
With Thicker Than Water, Lexie Conyngham has created the 10th suspense story in the Murray of Letho series. It can be read as standalone as well; in my case it took me a while to get familiar with the characters, making my start slowly until I really got into the flow. From that moment on, it was a quite compelling and fun read, drawing me finally closer to Murray and the case. Lexie Conyngham makes you want to find the truth and the reasons why as much as Murray. Charles Murray is complex and believable, a good reason to read the other installments as well. The story develops in a calm way; it comprises authentic characters, interesting turns, and has a good flow.
This is a book for you if you like historical fiction, Scotland, suspense stories with believable characters, and if you appreciate mystery series.
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|POV||Third person – past tense|
|Language|| – 😳
|Sexual content|| – 😳
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