Sunday, September 17, 2017

Death Distilled - Review & Giveaway


DEATH DISTILLED by Melinda Mullet
The Second Whisky Business Mystery

Tired of the heat and needing to rest and recuperate from her work as a photojournalist, Abi Logan returns to Abbey Glen, the distillery recently left to her by her uncle. Instead of relaxing, however, she discovers human remains near the pub and an over excited friend wanting to turn the distillery into a special event destination. The biggest shock, however, is a celebrity crush from her past has literally appeared on Abi's doorstep asking for her help. Believing that his former band mates deaths have not been accidental, Rory Hendricks believes he's next in a murderer's sights and wants Abi to use her journalistic skills to pick out a killer. As if finding a killer wasn't dangerous enough, Abi also has to deal with Rory's sexual magnetism, her feelings towards Grant, a historical mystery, and some new furry family members. So much for a respite!

In DEATH DISTILLED we learn a great deal of history of the founders of what is now Abbey Glen. Secret tunnels, discovered diaries lead to new knowledge and add interest and a sense of history to the novel. A rock and roll bad boy, once a crush, adds a sexual magnetism and yearnings for days of youth. As we watch Abi, we relive our crushes from the past and wonder how we would react if we met them in the present. Mixing the past and the present provides depth to the novel as well as heightening emotions. Readers are left to contemplate what they would do if a crush from the past turned up asking for help. The question is also raised if love is worth taking a risk, as well as the consequence of loving too much.

In this, the second book in the Whisky Business Mystery series, Melinda Mullet delivers a fresh mystery filled with nostalgia. Complex characters and a finely tuned mystery make DEATH DISTILLED an adult mystery worth savoring.

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  1. I like that there's a mix of past & present.

  2. "Death Distilled" sounds like a really interesting read. Like the distillery in the storyline.

  3. "Death Distilled" sounds like a really interesting read. Like the distillery in the storyline.