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A Dream of Death

A Kate Hamilton Mystery
Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
Series: Kate Hamilton, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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Autumn has come and gone on Scotland’s Isle of Glenroth, and the islanders gather for the Tartan Ball, the annual end-of-tourist-season gala. Spirits are high. A recently published novel about island history has brought hordes of tourists to the small Hebridean resort community. On the guest list is American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton. Kate returns reluctantly to the island where her husband died, determined to repair her relationship with his sister, proprietor of the island’s luxe country-house hotel, famous for its connection with Bonnie Prince Charlie. 

Kate has hardly unpacked when the next morning a body is found, murdered in a reenactment of an infamous unsolved murder described in the novel - and the only clue to the killer’s identity lies in a curiously embellished antique casket. The Scottish police discount the historical connection, but when a much-loved local handyman is arrested, Kate teams up with a vacationing detective inspector from Suffolk, England, to unmask a killer determined to rewrite island history - and Kate’s future.

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  • VCP
  • 22-08-20

Complex plot full of mysteries and twists

Interesting characters, intriguing setting, rife with the interplay of ancient history and it’s echos to a later generation. Looking forward to more stories along this line, whether Kate &Tom, or through other lost dramas in other landscapes.

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  • Jill
  • 21-01-20

Enjoyable cozy mystery!

I hope the author continues this as a series. Very enjoyable, complex plot. I gave the performance 4 stars, because the American protagonist Kate’s pronunciation’s were sometimes off and it was a little distracting. However, her other character voices were excellent.

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  • Beatrice
  • 14-09-19

Promising Start

This is a promising start to an entertaining cozy mystery. I was quickly drawn into the story and remained interested until the end. I enjoyed both the past tense and present stories. Connie Berry managed to merge the stories without confusion. I look forward to the next story.