Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes

I'm about 1/2 way through ow. It's very interesting. The writing style is very different from American writers--at east  a lot different from mine. I write 3 series: one is a private investigator series based in Hawaii and the other two are :cozy" mysteries, one that takes place in Florida, one in Oregon.

I visited Islay quite a few years ago (2003) with some friends. We stayed a a B&B on a farm near Port Ellen--right by the beach. I can't remember the name of it. I looked online to try to find it but the only farmhouse B&B I could find was Kentraw Farm and that is in the wrong place. Anyway,  I'm glad I had that opportunity to go there because that makes me familiar enough with Port Ellen, Bowmore, and Port Charlotte and the museum there that I know what they're talking about.

I wanted to get Above Suspicion as well, but it was not available or Kindle and I didnt want to send the money for the print edition.


On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 9:14 AM Merle Duncan <clanduncan@...> wrote:

Thanks, Diane. It’s ordered.



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From: Sharee Hughes
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Islay] Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?


Okay, everyone, you might want to read this book. I ordered it this afternoon for my Kindle and I've read about a third of it. But I have to quit nwo and go to bed. Interesting read.


I write mysteries myself, so enjoy reading them as well.  


Thanks again, Diane, for mentioning this book.




On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:

I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 

Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
M. Diane Rogers


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