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Beneath the Abbey Wall: A Novel (The Highland Gazette Mystery Series)

A. D. Scott

4 (48 reviews)
Booklist called A Double Death on the Black Isle, a stunner with lots of action, lots of atmosphere. Now the acclaimed mystery series about a newspaper staff in a 1950s Highlands town continues everything is quiet and quaint until one of their own is murdered.

The third lyrical, evocative, and character-driven entry in A.D. Scott's mystery series set in the 1950s in the Scottish Highlands.

As a decade of change comes to a close, murder hists close to home in a small Scottish town...

On a dark, damp Sunday evening, a man taking a shortcut home sees a hand reaching out in supplication from a bundle of sacks. In an instant he knows something terrifying has happened.

In the Highlands in the late 1950s, much of the local newspaper s success was due to Mrs. Smart, the no-nonsense office manager who kept everything and everyone in line. Her murder leaves her colleagues in shock and the Highland Gazette office in chaos. Joanne Ross, a budding reporter and shamefully separated mother, assumes Mrs. Smart s duties, but an intriguing stranger provides a distraction not only from the job and the investigation but from everything Joanne believes in.

Beneath the Abbey Wall brilliantly evokes a place still torn between the safety of the past and the uncertainty of the future, when rock n roll and television invaded homes, and a change in attitudes still came slowly for many. As the staff of the Highland Gazette probes the crime, they uncover secrets deeply rooted in the past, and their friend s murder becomes the perfect fodder for strife and division in the town and between her colleagues.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Atria Books
Number of pages
Publication date
11/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
Date last checked
11/13/2017 8:07:03 PM