A customer-favorite murder mystery by author Liam Ashe, one half of the County Argyle team. If you like Agatha Christie, you’ll love Elle Cunningham Mackay’s Scottish-flavored adventures. From the series’ Amazon reviews: “I could have read this book in one or two sittings but instead went through each chapter like a glass of good whisky. Savored the characters and setting and story.” Off Scot Free is the second Elle Cunningham Mackay novel, following Thou Shalt Not Kilt.
How far would you go to unmask a killer hiding in plain sight?
Five years ago, handyman Duncan Scott was convicted of the brutal murder of single mother Shona Mackay. After his unexpected release from prison throws his sleepy North Carolina hometown into an uproar, threats of violence follow, and Duncan’s newfound freedom is quickly cut short by a competition pitchfork stolen from the Highland games.
When researcher and historian Elle Cunningham Mackay’s ex-husband—Shona’s oldest son—is implicated in what appears to be a clear case of small-town justice, she jumps into action to protect his reputation and ensure his daughter Paige doesn’t lose her father. Elle’s ex may be a philanderer, but he’s no murderer. As she begins diving into the family’s past to uncover the truth, she finds clue after clue that leads to an uncomfortable conclusion: Duncan was innocent.
Then, another suspicious death hits close to home, making it clear that someone in their community will go to any extreme to keep the truth buried. Will Elle uncover the shocking secret that connects these murders, or will she risk alienating herself from the town she loves—and becoming the real murderer’s next target—to exonerate a convicted killer?
Follow Elle as she investigates Scottish-flavored mysteries that will immerse you in a work of the Highlands, kilts, bagpipes, and haggis.
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