About the Book:
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.
When I first started reading the book I was skeptical about the story plot and how the characters were introduced and was very confused in the initial pages of the book. This was my first time reading an ARC, so had a difficult time ignoring the spelling mistakes. I was out of sync with the other parts of the series and reading the 10th part was a great challenge but you will be able to find the story interesting as you continue reading. After a few chapters into the story I was able to make out what would have happened in the books prior to this.
But as I read on I was thrilled by the way the author, projected his thoughts and the way he added twists in the story. It kept me in the hunt of what would happen next and what I loved about the book was that conversation between the characters of the story.
Filled with mystery and suspense, it made me turn pages as if I was under a spell and the pace of the story was also good with all the characters playing their part well, to keep the reader gripped to the story and in the hunt of what will happen next.
Overall it was a great read.
Lexie Conyngham is a historian living in the shadow of the Highlands. Her Murray of Letho novels are born of a life amidst Scotland’s old cities, ancient universities and hidden-away aristocratic estates, but she has written since the day she found out that people were allowed to do such a thing. Beyond teaching and research, her days are spent with wool, wild allotments and a wee bit of whisky.