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A Wee Dose of Death ScotShop Mystery #2 [Ebook] ➨ A Wee Dose of Death ScotShop Mystery #2 ➧ Fran Stewart – Thomashillier.co.uk A second dose of Scottish charm from the author of A Wee Murder in My Shop   While business is booming at the ScotShop in Hamelin Vermont proprietor Peggy Winn doesn’t have time to toast her good f A second dose of Scottish charm from Dose of PDF/EPUB ë the author of A Wee Murder in My Shop   While A Wee PDF \ business is booming at the ScotShop in Hamelin Vermont proprietor Peggy Winn doesn’t have time to toast her good Wee Dose of PDF/EPUB Ä fortune thanks to her hot tempered fourteenth century Scottish companion Being thrust into the modern world hasn’t been easy Wee Dose of Death ScotShop PDF/EPUB ² for Dirk but Peggy is at her wit’s end trying to keep the ghostie galoot in line   But when the local police chief finds the body of Peggy’s friend Karaline’s college professor in a deserted mountain cabin everyone is thrown for a loop It seems the secretive professor may have been killed over his ecological work an idea that’s only reinforced when Karaline herself is shot Now Peggy and Dirk must set aside their differences to put the cold blooded killer under loch and key.


About the Author: Fran Stewart

Author of the Biscuit McKee Mystery Series Dose of PDF/EPUB ë and the ScotShop Mysteries Lives with various rescued cats beside a A Wee PDF \ creek on the other side of Hog Mountain GA.



10 thoughts on “A Wee Dose of Death ScotShop Mystery #2

  1. LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL says:

    Dollycas’s ThoughtsPeggy and Dirk are back and have their hands full well as much as a ghost can have his hands full If you haven’t read the previous story you need to know that Dirk came home to Vermont after a trip Peggy took to England She purchased a shawl and never knew it came with a ghost as a bonus itemCross country skiing is a big thing in Hamelin Vermont even the chief of police straps on his skis and grabs his poles every once in a while His first trip of the season goes horribly wrong when he falls and breaks his leg With no way to call for help and no one around he uses his ski to splint his leg and crawls to a nearby cabin He never expected to find a dead body there Sadly the guy isn’t missed right away but when he is found he tries to wrap the case before he has all the information Peggy and her friend Karaline along with a certain cranky 14th century Scotsman try to find out what really happened When Karaline gets shot things get than a wee bit serious but Peggy isn’t giving upI love that Dirk and Peggy are at odds through most of the story It has to be hard having him around all the time and answering all his uestions The author keeps the Dirk’s way of speaking genuine to his time period and his reactions to modern day things may me laugh out loud several times When he gets on her nerves Peggy just folds up the shawl and he disappears We don’t know where he goes but he doesn’t appreciate being dismissed in that way at all but it gives Peggy a bit of a breatherThe rest of the characters are fleshed out well and each holds their own in a twisted mystery that will keep the readers on their toes We also meet a wonderful Scottish terrier named Scamp who seems to make himself right at home in the ScotShop We are provided with plenty of suspects and several red herrings I was kept guessing the whole way and figured it all out right along with PeggyFran Stewart has given us a captivating cozy with witty characters and top notch mystery I look forward to the next installment A Wee Homicide in the Hotel was released this month and I will be reading it soon


  2. Lisa Ks Book Reviews Lisa Ks Book Reviews says:

    Author Fran Stewart has penned a wonderful second installment to her Scotshop mystery series If you like your cozy mysteries with cranky ghosts you’re in for than a wee bit of fun with this delightful story Rather you have read the first book in this series A WEE MURDER IN MY SHOP or you’re starting with this title fans of para cozies will be thrilled with this wonderful read Protagonist Peggy Winn and her gruff ghostly companion Dirk are back in another exciting story that is sure to delight readers While I found Dirk’s way of speaking a little distracting at time but that’s just me I applaud author Stewart for keeping her fourteenth century Scotsman ghost authentic I look forward to seeing if twenty first century speech will ever start to creep its way into his vocabulary A real page turner A WEE DOSE OF DEATH is filled with mystery and intrigue that carries through the entire story right up to the last chapter With an exciting ending that will find you holding your breath the whole way through you’ll be looking forward to the next installment before you’re even finished this story


  3. Doward Wilson Doward Wilson says:

    Grabs and doesn't let go Complex mystery and murder plot that keeps you guessing until the final reveal Peggy Win owns the ScotShop and during her last visit to Scotland to acuire merchandise she picked up a beautiful ancient shawl The shawl came with the ghost of a 14th century Scotsman who was learning about the modern world while Peggy learned about his The characters are well developed An early snow storm covers a murder in a local cabin and the Chief of Police is stranded with the body after breaking his leg while skiing Peggy becomes involved because her closest friend knew the victim Peggy is in a snarky mood with her resident ghost and everyone else We have revenge greed and identity theft vying for the solution to the murder It will be interesting to see where the author takes the characters and story line next


  4. Becky Becky says:

    Since I loved the first book so much I was expecting to like the second book even I was disappointed that I did not For the first 200 pages Peggy was just too mean to Dirk for enjoyable reading The real problem from my viewpoint with A Wee Dose of Death was the ending there were too many loose ends I do not want to say because that would spoil the reading of what is otherwise a clever story I am hoping the storylines continue in Book 3 I will still be visiting the Scotshop


  5. Elizabeth Butcher Elizabeth Butcher says:

    UghI'm not sure what the motivation for the author was but I found Peggy so unpleasant in the first few chapters that I was ready to give this one a miss And it didn't get much better when the police chief was turned into such an ridiculous caricature of an inept misogynistic buffoon that anything involving him was painful to read By the end of the book I was wishing that her friend Karaline was the main character instead of Peggy


  6. Dharia Scarab Dharia Scarab says:

    What just happened the first book was so good and the second is so awfulThe main character has turned into a self absorbed spiteful spoiled brat choosing to do the wrong thing at every turn half the time just to spite her ghost because she can't admit to being wrongIn addition the author completely changes her writing style constantly jumping around between 5 or 6 other character's third person perspective in addition to the main character's first person perspective Twice in the first book was fine but this is just ridiculousHopefully the author will get back on track in the next bookSince I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end I will avoid this author like the plague in the future2 stars This book was not very good and I won't be reading any from the author3 stars This book was ok but I won't go out of my way to read But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up4 stars I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up from the seriesauthor5 stars I loved this book It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP


  7. Karen Karen says:

    While I enjoyed visiting with the characters from the first book I did find I missed Peggy's twin brother in this book and hope he is in book three I don't think that the write up about the book does the story much justice This story was very complex and intense a murder then the first story The Scotshop Mystery Series has the type of inviting covers I just love Also spoiler alert you may be reaching for then a few cups of hot chocolate while reading this chilling tale


  8. Jodi Jodi says:

    I don't know what to think about this book The main characters are just oblivious to everything Even Harper does he have a first name? doesn't seem to catch on to anything Again the reason the person was murdered just seemed so far fetched What I would like to see is Dirk find his Peigi and they somehow go back to their proper time and Peggy is left all alone with her bad attitude


  9. OpenBookSociety.com OpenBookSociety.com says:

    Wee Dose of DeathA ScotShop Mystery Book #2By Fran StewartISBN 9780425270325Author’s website wwwfranstewartcomBrought to you by OBS reviewer JeanieSynopsisWhile business is booming at the ScotShop in Hamelin Vermont proprietor Peggy Winn doesn’t have time to toast her good fortune thanks to her hot tempered fourteenth century Scottish companion Being thrust into the modern world hasn’t been easy for Dirk but Peggy is at her wit’s end trying to keep the ghostie galoot in lineBut when the local police chief finds the body of Peggy’s friend Karaline’s college professor in a deserted mountain cabin everyone is thrown for a loop It seems the secretive professor may have been killed over his ecological work an idea that’s only reinforced when Karaline herself is shot Now Peggy and Dirk must set aside their differences to put the cold blooded killer under loch and keyReviewWhat a fascinating mystery A Wee Dose of Death is second in A ScotShop Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone If you haven’t read the first in series ‘A Wee Murder in My Shop’ the 14th century Scottish companion referred to in the synopsis is Dirk Faruharson the ghost of a Scotsman who died in Scotland What is a bit uirky here is that the ghost died in the 1300’s The author weaves the background into this mystery very well Peggy Winn owns a lovely store in Vermont called the ScotShop which carries Scottish merchandise that both the locals and the tourists appreciatePeggy is not the favorite person of Mac Campbell CHIEF of police in Hamelin since she helped solve the murder that occurred earlier that year A crabby curmudgeon he took some time from the force and went skiing After breaking his leg on a slope he hobbled to a typically vacant cabin nearby to find the dead body of one of the professors from the local college By the time he gave up on being rescued and hobbled away it would be harder to find the victim’s killer The plot twists begin uickly Emily the professor’s widow and a friend of Peggy’sis one of the suspects but odd things were beginning to occur around town Some of the things that the professor had taken with him were not in his personal effects With Mac in traction in the hospital Peggy’s BFF Karaline to go up to the cabin where the victim had been found because she knew him uite well from college Off Peggy went searching for the murderer with the help of Karaline who was the only other person who could see Dirk and the Scotsman Their investigation did open up evidence and uestions and gave the murder targets to aim forWhew This mystery reuired a little thought when reading and I think that the reason why also produced the most humor The conversations between Peggy and the Scotsman Dirk were not only a source of language and cultural differences but also the differences that over 600 years of change and the last century’s technological advances Even watching him try to pronounce the things he didn’t understand was funny yet it had to be a challenge for Peggy to explain to Dirk in terms he could understand what various items concepts or studies are No wonder the lovable Scot is a bit cantankerous My tamoshanter is off to the author for her creativity and clearly thinking through what a 14th century Scot would find unusual in 21st century America And what Peggy sees as unusual in his 1300’s mindset and ideas I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what history and technology he will be introduced to in future talesPeggy and Karaline are three dimensional; through the course of the book Emily becomes much so Each of the three ladies are people we could enjoy meeting possessing a depth of character that helped them endure through good and tough times I think we will learn and about Dirk in successive novels but there is enough seen to show his ability to adapt even if rolled up in the scarf or challenging Peggy’s belief systems Peggy also finds situations in which Dirk can be of help The police CHIEF provides sufficient comic relief for the townspeople I do hope to see much of Scamp in the futureThe plot is interesting the reader can’t assume anything about anybody as to whether they are the bad guy or gal Harper Peggy’s potential sweetie is one of the wiser people in the police department; he is diligently trying to solve the murder in spite of his personal troubles For Peggy and Karaline business still had to continue even as they searched and brainstormed the who and the why I couldn’t identify the individual responsible even though the motive was at least partially revealed This cozy keeps one guessing until almost the end I highly recommend A Wee Dose of Death to anyone enjoying a cozy mystery chock full of humor and suspense one that aids the reader to use imagination with Dirk and wisdom to solve a challenging mystery It is a real treatOBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review as part of their ongoing blog tour


  10. Tanya Tanya says:

    excellent concept rather poor execution Peggy is not a very likable character which is a problem since she is our heroine the author spends far to much time of Peggy's inner grouch and does not develop other parts of the story that should be there is obviously a good back story with harper alot could be done with dirk The murder takes place right at the beginning of the book however for probably 34 of time the story line has little or nothing to do with the murder then all of a sudden in the last 40 pages there is all kinds of action happening and all kinds of uestions left unanswered yes the murderer is caught but its not a satifying ending not sure is the author is trying to set up the next book with a bunch of cliff hangers not sure i care enough to find out i really like the concept of this series but both book 1 and 2 have serious problems with character development neither one presents a decent mystery Peggy comes off poorly in both she goes betweeen completely idiodic and unlikably grumpy there is lots of lost opportunity the Harper and Dirk Her employees are underused and underdeveloped if you are foing to basically ignore them then dont include in the series Karaline is about the best so far her character is interesting likable and smart


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