Scottish Mysteries

Scotland’s rugged beauty and mystical Celtic charm create the perfect setting for murder and intrigue. Borrow these mystery novels from the Lititz Public Library.

Death of a LiarDeath of a Liar by M.C. Beaton
A highlands police officer is alarmed when a woman who faked an earlier attack is found dead in her home.

The Chessmen by Peter May
A former detective inspector, working as a security officer for a local landowner, discovers a mud-encased light aircraft with a body inside buried in a drained loch.

Thin Air by Ann Cleeves
Shetland detectives are dispatched to investigate when a student goes missing after claiming to have seen the ghost of a local child who died in the 1920s.

The Missing and the Dead (Logan Mcrae, Book 9)The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride
When an acting detective inspector is sent to rural Aberdeenshire to catch drug dealers, shop lifters and vandals, he’s drawn into the murder investigation of a little girl.

Pray for the Dying by Quintin Jardine
An Edinburgh chief constable is in the center of the storm when four people are killed at a Glasgow charity concert.

Pilgrim Soul by Gordon Ferris
In 1947, with Glasgow buried under snow, a bored journalist agrees to help solve a series of burglaries in the Jewish community but he is surprised when the thief is found murdered in a house he was robbing.

Murder by QuillMurder by Quill by Michael Phillips
When their host is found murdered in his secluded Scottish manor, it’s obvious that one of the aspiring authors invited to his writer’s retreat is a murderer.

Shadows of Death by Jeanne M. Dams
When a retired American schoolteacher and her former-chief constable husband go to Orkney to see some intriguing Stone Age excavations, they are drawn into the murder of the wealthy man who is funding the dig.

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
In 1888, a young woman arrives in Glasgow during the International Exhibition and begins a friendship that culminates a notorious criminal trial.

Death and the Lit ChickDeath and the Lit Chick by G.M. Malliet
While the local constabulary is giving a presentation about real-life detective work to a group of writers, a body is discovered at the bottom of an Edinburgh castle’s bottle dungeon staircase.

Death of a Lovable Geek by Maria Hudgins
A retired history professor is staying at a castle in the Scottish Highlands when the body of a fellow participant in the nearby archaeological dig is found dead.

Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton
While digging in a yard of her home, a woman unearths the body with her heart cut out.

Bury Her DeepBury Her Deep by Catriona McPherson
A Perthshire farmer’s wife, who is also an amateur detective, agrees to help a parish clergyman investigate the appearance of a stranger who roams at night and pounces on the members of a newly formed rural ladies group.

Written in Bone by Simon Beckett
When a retired detective stumbles on the body of a young woman, incinerated along with her island cottage, a forensic anthropologist uncovers evidence of murder.

Deception by Denis Mina
A man desperately searches for evidence to overturn his wife’s murder conviction.

December 11, 2015