The Arms of Death (Loch Lonach Mystery Series: Book One) By Maggie Foster

Arms of DeathNot what I expected in a good way.  The genre stated Medical Fiction or Amature Sleuths.  However, I see it more like an intense, above the norm cozy.  There are characters you can wrap your brain around, modern issues, and occurrences with a touch of Old World charm.

This book had enough science (easily explained), medicine (nothing too gross), interesting culture (modern-day Scottish), and light romance to keep any reader engaged.  It reminded me a bit of the author Diane Mott Davidson – who pulls you in with a great female lead and then submerges you in their world.

I had the pleasure of meeting this author at the North Texas Book Festival and again at the Texas Library Conference.  Both times I enjoyed our conversations and her incredible attitude when it came to her writing.  Her main character, Ginny, is going to the top of my “wish they were a neighbor list” (or maybe I should put the author on that list?) and the rest of her books are being added to the “to be read” shelves!

For more about this wonderful author CLICK HERE.  Be sure to check out her More section and Create-a-Corpse contest – you could have your nemesis eliminated in an upcoming book!!

SUMMARY

Everyone dies. Not everyone dies because they chose the wrong ancestors.

When one of her ICU patients dies unexpectedly, amateur sleuth Ginny Forbes finds herself on the trail of a centuries-old secret that is of no importance and no interest to anyone other than herself. Except, of course, that no tale of secrets is ever that simple and Ginny is about to find out just how dangerous idle curiosity can be.

In the manner of Peter Wimsey, Miss Marple, and Brother Cadfael comes a series of murder mysteries set in a community peopled by evocative characters that read like old friends. The distinctive Scottish voices offer a glimpse into a world not usually open to modern mystery readers and the deftly woven tales of deceit and greed will have everyone cheering the triumph of good over evil. The men in kilts just make it that much more fun.

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