The Gathering Dark: Inspector MacLean #8 by James Oswald #TuesdayBookBlog

A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle’s toxic load. The consequences are devastating. DI Tony McLean witnesses the carnage. Taking control of the investigation, he soon realises there is much that is deeply amiss – and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.Continue reading “The Gathering Dark: Inspector MacLean #8 by James Oswald #TuesdayBookBlog”

The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan #BookReview

Could one rare plant hold the key to a thousand riches? It’s the summer of 1822 and Edinburgh is abuzz with rumours of King George IV’s impending visit. In botanical circles, however, a different kind of excitement has gripped the city. In the newly installed Botanic Garden, the Agave Americana plant looks set to flowerContinue reading “The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan #BookReview”

Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson #BookReview Travel Can Be Murder: 4

When a trip to Scotland ends in tragedy, travel guide Lana Hansen must sleuth out who murdered her guest before she ends up paying the piper. Lana hasn’t seen her ex-husband, Ron, since their divorce was finalized eight months earlier. So when they bump into each on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, she is notContinue reading “Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson #BookReview Travel Can Be Murder: 4”

The Quiet Side of Paradise by Alexander Mccall Smith #FridayReads #BookReview

I have read most, though not all, of the Isabel Dalhousie books by Alexander McCall Smith.  Isabel is a philosopher living in a beautiful Georgian house in Edinburgh she had inherited from her father.  She is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics – which addresses such questions as ‘Truth telling in sexual relationships’ andContinue reading “The Quiet Side of Paradise by Alexander Mccall Smith #FridayReads #BookReview”