Friday, September 14, 2018

Deadly Dram - A Review & Giveaway


DEADLY DRAM by Melinda Mullet
The Third Whisky Business Mystery

After some time away Abi Logan is back at Abbey Glen, just in time for the Golden Quaich Awards. What Abi first believed was a little competition among local distillers, is actually a four day international event held at a five star hotel, the outcomes of which can have a huge economic effect. When one of the judges is discovered dead the next morning the first thought was that too much good food and drink finally caught up with him. But could it have something to do with the fact that there were several international entries in the blind tasting this year, an offense to several of the Scots? The detective in charge suspects poison. Could Sir Richard's diatribe against the narrow minded view and limited palate of some of his fellow judges angered someone enough to kill him? Or is something more going on?

"You don't know what you got, till it's gone." While that phrase is the title of a Cinderella song from their second album, it could also be the theme for this second Whisky Business Mystery. DEADLY DRAM explores relationships old and new as it shines light into whisky competitions and awards. While providing a a fascinating look into the world of fine whisky and murder, it looks at the human emotions and motivations behind people's actions. The characters are akin to Abbey Glen's fine whiskys, some smooth, some big while others are subtle, but all complex. This complexity leads to an ingenious mystery with lots of possible victims as well as suspects. There is a serious nature to this series. It's a more adult novel. Yet Liam's antics provide plenty of laughs and a respite from the darkness inherent here.

DEADLY DRAM is a whisky drinking mystery lover's dream. You don't, however, need to be a fan of the drink to imbibe this wonderful mystery. Richly atmospheric and fastidiously plotted, DEADLY DRAM is a gold winner.


Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery by Melinda Mullet

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Alibi (September 4, 2018) Print Length 300 pages
Distillery owner Abigail Logan discovers that high spirits are no match for a cold-blooded killer as the Whisky Business Mystery series puts a fatal twist on stiff competition.
It’s been a year since globe-trotting photojournalist Abi Logan inherited Abbey Glen, a whisky distillery in the heart of the Scottish countryside. To her surprise, the village of Balfour already feels like home, and her new business partner, Grant MacEwan, continues to be too charming to resist. But Abi has a history of relationship disasters, so she struggles to avoid an ill-fated romance with Grant. Steering clear is hard enough on a day-to-day basis, but when the two head off to a whisky industry competition together, Abi panics. Five-star resort, four glorious days of nonstop whisky tasting, and a fatally attractive Scotsman—what could possibly go wrong?
The night before the award presentations, with foreign and domestic whisky makers at one anothers’ throats, two judges are found dead under mysterious circumstances. What started with three dream-come-true nominations for Abby Glen’s whisky soon turns into a nightmare for Abi. With a killer on the loose, she must call on her investigative skills to stop another murder—before she gets taken out of the running herself.

About the Author

Melinda Mullet was born in Dallas and attended school in Texas, Washington D.C., England, and Austria. She spent many years as a practicing attorney before pursuing a career as a writer. Author of the Whisky Business Mystery series, Mullet is a passionate supporter of childhood literacy. She works with numerous domestic and international charities striving to promote functional literacy for all children. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

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  1. Thank you for your review on "DEADLY DRAM" by Melinda Mullet and for being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the chance to read this great sounding book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thank you for including Melinda Mullet and her latest book, Deadly Dram, on your blog. I've read a couple books in this series and they were wonderful. It would be wonderful to win this book too.

  3. I really enjoy reading cozies. Thanks for this opportunity.

  4. Sounds like Abi has her work cut out for her.

  5. This sounds so good would love to read and review on a few sites. Peggy Clayton