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Highly recommended View all 6 comments. Jun 15, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: author-requested-read , sapere-publisher-requests. First and foremost, a large thank you to Keith Moray and Sapere Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. In continuing this unique series, Keith Moray takes the reader deep into the Hebrides to recount another Scottish murder mystery full of local nuances.http://indosight.com/32174.php
However, he soon learns that his friend a First and foremost, a large thank you to Keith Moray and Sapere Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. However, he soon learns that his friend and colleague, Ewan McPhee, has gone missing, his catamaran found floating in a local body of water.
Could he have drowned or might his superior swimming capabilities have left him stranded elsewhere? Before McKinnon can ponder that too much, he must deal with some local disturbances.
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Jock McArdle recently purchased Dunshiffin Castle, thereby making him the laird. The town seems divided, voicing their opinions about this new technology in a community that prides itself on simplicity. Another environmental issue seems to be rearing its head when a number of golden eagles have started targeting some of the animal population, noted by the new veterinary doctor who is being called out at all hours.
Tragedy strikes the town when a man turns up dead, his body in a pool of rocks. The mangled remains have an unusual talon-like mark across the face, leaving many to wonder if the eagles might be involved. Laird McArdle is also being targeted when one of his prized dogs is found poisoned, demanding that action be taken, though McKinnon cannot shake that something seems off about this man and his retinue. Moray has a wonderful way with words and spins a great tale here.
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Surely a series that will keep gaining momentum as readers flock in its direction. Wonderful for those who want a murder mystery with much Scottish heritage woven throughout. When the publisher approached me to read and review the first novel in the series, I was pulled in as soon as I took the time to read the dust jacket blurb. Many of the others who appear throughout the story are well presented and have their characteristics woven into the story in an effective manner, particularly Laird McArdle, who is the newcomer.
Many supporting characters gain entry into the narrative and shape it effectively, adding humour and banter for the reader. The story itself is actually quite well done and its succinct delivery and keeps the narrative flowing well, though does not leave the reader feeling shortchanged whatsoever. Kudos, Mr. Moray, for this wonderful follow-up piece.
I enjoyed the story and its clipped delivery, which proves a refreshing alternative to much of what I have been reading. I read the first book of Inspector McKinnon a couple of months ago, i enjoyed it a lot and i was lucky to get to read the second book while my impressions of the first one are still fresh in my mind. The books can be read as stand alone but i think it would be more interesting to read them in order, that gives more insight into the various personalities of the characters.
Once again tragedy hits West Uist an 3. Once again tragedy hits West Uist and its rather unique population. First Constable Ewan McPhee went missing and then a series of dead bodies start to accumulate in one particular community of the island, was it all accidental? It felt good to be back to that island and those fascinating characters, i thought there would not that much of a surprise when it comes to the characters but it turned out there is a whole new community that was not mentioned in the first book which made the story more interesting to follow.
It was an enjoyable read, with some unexpected surprises. I certainly recommend it.
View 2 comments. When Torquil returns from a much needed sabbatical after the events of The Gathering Murders he finds unrest and despair on the island. His close friend, Constable Ewan McPhee has disappeared, believed drowned and the new laird, Glasgow businessman Jock McArdle, is upsetting all and sundry with his bullying ways and plans for a wind farm on crofting land. No sooner is he back than the bodies start piling up.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Deathly Wind which is a good mystery, full of misdirection and unsuspected motives. It held my attention throughout as I tried to puzzle out who had done what and why - I failed miserably and had to wait for the action packed, larger than life denouement for answers. You'll never believe the surprises Mr Moray has in store as he hits his stride with this second novel. I enjoyed The Gathering Murders but this is much better in terms of plotting and disguise. I like the setting of an island. It makes the novel more intimate with a limited suspect list and yet there is a sense of freedom and space with water and countryside all around.
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It also means that there is a more relaxed sense of policing with Torquil and his team turning a blind eye to minor law breaking and strict uniform policies! Superintendent Lumsden, their nominal boss, doesn't think much of them but he's not there to do anything about it. The characterisation is all done in broad brushstrokes but it doesn't matter in this fairly short read as it's all about the plot. I like the banter between the characters who know each other and their failings well.
Torquil is a born leader and has been since he was young so he calls the shots but his uncle Lachlan gives him a run for his money. The Deathly Wind is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending. Meet Jock McArdle, the mysterious new owner of the Dunshiffin Estate, who has plans to establish wind farms. While some of the residents think this is a good idea, many are opposed. There are several sudden deaths on the island. Coincidence, or murder? What has happened to Ewan McPhee?
Who is the mysterious Jock McArdle and will he go ahead with his wind farm proposal? If murders are being committed, by whom and why? And the answers? An interesting and entertaining cozy murder mystery that held my attention until the end.
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Many of the characters in the first novel appear in the second. Note: My thanks to Sapere Books for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes. Jennifer Cameron-Smith Apr 22, Sue K rated it really liked it. This is the second in the police novels set on the Hebridean island of West Uist. We were introduced to the main cast in the first book, The Gathering Murders.
This island is fast taking over from Midsummer Murders for the amount of deaths in one place but one This is the second in the police novels set on the Hebridean island of West Uist. This island is fast taking over from Midsummer Murders for the amount of deaths in one place but one by one, islanders are being picked off.
A new laird has been installed at Dunshiffin Castle after the death of the previous incumbent. The are instantly disliked by the villagers but soon deaths mount up and it is up to McKinnon and his small team to track down the murderer s and get justice. The book is well written and there is a nice island feel about the place which I enjoy.
The characters are engaging and there is a light community feel about the book which works well against the grisly murders. I look forward to reading more in the series. Mar 04, Todd Simpson rated it it was amazing. Keith Moray has certainly impressed me. This is the second book that I have read in this series, and I have really enjoyed both books.
The plot is edgy and entertaining, and I like how different all the characters are from each other.
Jock McArdle recently purchased Dunshiffin Estate on the island of West Uist, and he certainly has plans on what he like to use the land for. Not that the locals are going to be Keith Moray has certainly impressed me. Not that the locals are going to be that thrilled about the changes he is planning on. Ewan McPhee going missing certainly has everyone baffled, especially as he was only doing his rounds of the islands. So, it was definitely a mystery what had happened to him. The West Uist residents are no strangers to death on the island, however the amount of people dying lately, is unprecedented.
Inspector Torquil McKinnon was certainly relaxed after his break, but this quickly changed when some of the dead people were starting to look like they had been murdered. Jan 03, Mr Robin Smith rated it really liked it. Coomandook Community Library. Wyndham City Libraries. Open to the public ; held Book; Large print English Show 0 more libraries None of your libraries hold this item. Found at these bookshops Searching - please wait We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.
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