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Thou Shalt Not Kilt: A Scottish Murder Mystery

A Scottish-flavored murder mystery set among the clans that settled modern-day North Carolina


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.” Thou Shalt Not Kilt is the first Elle Cunningham Mackay novel, followed by Off Scot Free.

Thou Shalt Not Kilt

For author and historian Elle Cunningham Mackay, six weeks on Cape Fear’s Roan Island represents a desperately needed second chance. When her host and former flame Stuart MacUspaig invites her to his historic Aldermire estate, she jumps at the opportunity. It’s a chance to research first-hand the disappearing Scottish clans who settled North Carolina.

Stuart, however, has something more in mind, and his offer comes with complicated strings. After too many questionable choices—not to mention a failed marriage, a pink slip and a criminal record—Elle knows she is running out of options.

Stuart is found brutally murdered, and Elle fears that her past mistakes may be catching up with her. Relying only on her keen mind and mile-wide stubborn streak, Elle races to find his killer. As the body count grows, her only hope is to mend her ways and make a new start. Otherwise she risks becoming collateral damage in the extinction of Clan MacUspaig.

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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