Book: Horror in
(Book 5 in The
Reverend Annabelle Dixon Series)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Number of pages: 254
Publication date: 19
"The island is cut off right now.
That means one of us locals is the murderer. I can't fathom it. I can't think
of anyone on the island who would murder someone."
In Horror in the Highlands, Reverend Annabelle
Dixon goes to visit her brother and his daughter in the remote Scottish island
of Blodraigh. She's also substituting for the local church minister.
This story is quite different from the other books in
the series. Whereas in first book Death at the Café, Annabelle comes as across
the death in the first chapter, no deaths occur in Horror in the Highlands
till the middle of the book.
The story moves but you're not sure where it's going. Many
of the main events don't happen in the first few chapters.
"We police ourselves here. There's
not station on the island. All 999 calls are directed to the pub."
Annabelle is entrusted with safekeeping some jewels on
the island so she hides them in the church but they are stolen that same night.
This happens in chapter 14 or around 37% into the novel. That's the first bit
Similarly questions about the mystery jewels and the
death (40%) begin towards the middle of the story. Once they begin, however,
things begin to move faster.
"I'm afraid Evensong is the least
of my concerns right now. A man is dead, and the church has been robbed. It
will surely take more than a few prayers to sleep well tonight."
One of the things I like about Alison Golden's books is the recipes included at the end of each book. I'm new to the kitchen but I'm planning to try a few of them out.
I've started reading many books in different series by
Alison Golden. Horror in the Highlands was by far my least favorite
because I couldn't find a mystery early on.
I loved Annabelle and her niece but…
Overall rating for Horror in the
Highlands: 2.5 to 3 stars
Don't let this book deter you from the series though. I've read Death at the Cafe and it's 100% 5 stars!
Other books and reviews by Nadaness In Motion for Alison Golden's books:
Killer at the Cult (Book 6 in the Reverend Annabelle Dixon Mystery Series)
Witches at the Wedding (Book 6 in The Reverend Annabelle Dixon Series)
The Case of the Screaming Beauty (Book 1 in The Detective Inspector David Graham Mystery Series)
The Case of the Hidden Flame (Book 2 in The Detective Inspector David Graham Mystery Series)
The Case of the Broken Doll (Book 4 in The Detective Inspector David Graham Mystery Series)
The Case of Samson's Leap (Book 8 in The Detective Inspector David Graham Mystery Series)