Autumn has come and gone on Scotland’s Isle of Glenroth, and the islanders gather for the Tartan Ball, the annual end-of-tourist-season gala. Spirits are high. A recently published novel about island history has brought hordes of tourists to the small Hebridean resort community. On the guest list is American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton. Kate returns reluctantly to the island where her husband died, determined to repair her relationship with his sister, proprietor of the island’s luxe country house hotel, famous for its connection with Bonnie Prince Charlie. The next morning a body is found, murdered in a reenactment of an infamous crime described in the novel. The Scottish police discount the historical connection, but when a much-loved local handyman is arrested, Kate teams up with a vacationing detective inspector from Suffolk, England, to unmask a killer determined to rewrite island history–and Kate’s future. A DREAM OF DEATH, Book One in The Kate Hamilton Mystery series, is available for preorder on Amazon, B&N, Books-A-Million, Powell’s, and IndieBound.
A LEGACY OF MURDER (working title)
What could be lovelier than Christmas in England? American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton arrives in the Suffolk village of Long Barston, dreaming of softly falling snow, blazing log fires, and Tom Mallory, the detective inspector she met in the Scottish Hebrides. Romance takes a back seat, however, when a young museum curator, organizing the exhibit of a treasure trove unearthed near the village in 1818, is found murdered. Tom is on the case, but when Kate agrees to complete the exhibit, they find that an English village is not always idyllic.
BOOK TWO in the Kate Hamilton Mystery Series will be available for purchase in October of 2019.