Today, I’m a stop on the blog tour for the latest book in the Whisky Business Mystery series by Melinda Mullet. There is a giveaway for Died in the Wool, so check out this whole post!
My ReviewDied in the Wool by Melinda Mullet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Died in the Wool is the fourth book in the Whisky Business Mystery series by Melinda Mullet. I began reading the series about two years ago when I saw it was set at a whisky distillery in Scotland, but I continued to read it because the characters and plots are wonderful. In this caper, Abi gets involved in volunteering on the board for a home run by a not-for-profit organization that protects battered women. She’s trying to decide what to do about her feelings for the Scotsman, Grant MacEwan, including how to run the distillery if he’s no longer involved, based on an injury in the last book. And then there are those pesky sheep she rescues; it’s time for sheering but she’s lost on the process. Let’s not forget Patrick, the best friend I’d like to meet one day, and his new relationship woes. Throw in a murder, organic farming trends, and drugs… you’ve got a well-rounded mystery with dynamic characters.
Mullet’s books are always easy to read and quite enjoyable. I look forward to them more than most other series because of how rich the setting and characters are. The author balances the perfect amount of details with subtle hints about the person’s appearance, just enough to picture it but also throw in your own ideas. I feel like I’m on the hills or at the distillery, and I like how Abi has no family around her — it makes her rely on friends even more. I wonder what it’d be like in that situation… I might drink too much of the whisky, I suppose. That’s the other great thing about this series: you learn a lot and have an opportunity to understand something you might not normally be privy to without traveling somewhere.
If you enjoy a setting that’s not in a small town in America (love them too, but this is a good alternative), with culture and a different appeal, this would be a great one to sample. You can read them out of order, as they are standalone mysteries, but it’s always better to read from the beginning. While Abi’s personal life is certainly a focus, this one is mostly about the major mystery at the shelter where a young woman dies from an apparent drug overdose. Abi investigates and finds her fellow board members aren’t all on the up-and-up. There are also a few other suspects who have a piece in this puzzle, as well as a new detective from a different town that makes Abi’s sleuthing complicated. All in all, a fun and delightful read. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves a little extra in their cozy mysteries and enjoys an international story.
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About the Book
Died in the Wool: A Whisky Business Mystery
4th in Series
Alibi (June 18, 2019)
Print Length ~300 pages
Digital ASIN: B07GN17SQJ
No good deed goes unpunished in the Whisky Business cozy mystery series as distillery owner Abigail Logan uncovers dark secrets—and murder—at a local charity.
Photojournalist Abi Logan is finally ready to put her hectic career on hold and set down roots in the heart of the Scottish countryside. Studying the business and art of distilling whisky at Abbey Glen and volunteering at the Shepherd’s Rest women’s shelter in her spare time seem a surefire way to find the peace and stability she craves. It’s also the logical way to take her mind off her personal life. Abi’s business partner, Grant MacEwan, is facing a career-threatening disability, and as much as Abi longs to be there for him, he seems to prefer the company of a rival.
But as Abi becomes more involved with Shepherd’s Rest, she discovers that their refuge is elusive. When the shelter is rocked by a murder/suicide, Abi is outraged by the police’s lack of attention to these already marginalized women. Increasingly confident in her own skills as an investigator, Abi steps in to find out what the police will not: who left one young woman dead and another missing. But when more deadly deeds come to light, Abi must race to unravel the connections between the shelter’s benefactors and the women they have pledged to protect—and expose the killer before he strikes again.
Melinda Mullet’s delightful Whisky Business mysteries can be read together or separately. Enjoy responsibly:
SINGLE MALT MURDER | DEATH DISTILLED | DEADLY DRAM | DIED IN THE WOOL
About the Author
Melinda Mullet was born in Dallas and attended school in Texas, Washington D.C., England, and Austria. She spent many years as a practicing attorney before pursuing a career as a writer. Author of the Whisky Business Mystery series, Mullet is a passionate supporter of childhood literacy. She works with numerous domestic and international charities striving to promote functional literacy for all children. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.
Website – http://melindamullet.com/
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