Sunday, June 23, 2019

Died in the Wool - A Review & Giveaway


DIED IN THE WOOL by Melinda Mullet
The Fourth Whisky Business Mystery

The Shepherd's Rest is in trouble and it's going to take more than the wool donated from Abi Logan's geriatric sheep to solve it. Their landlord, who also happens to be a board member, wants the residents out within the month and moved to a dilapidated building in a sketchy neighborhood. Quickly joining the board to help the woman's shelter Abi is determined to discover the reason for the sudden move. She uncovers greed, abuse, kidnapping and murder.

Not only does Abi tackle the problems at the shelter, she has to face problems on the home front as well. Her master distiller is recovering from their last adventure. Struggling with the fact he may not smell or taste again Grant is also being smothered by his overprotective old flame. Abi is forced not only to face her own feelings for him, but the future of her distillery.

DIED IN THE WOOL is about standing up for yourself, taking a chance, and conquering your fears. It takes a realistic look at societal issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and the good old boys club.

I love so many things about this book and this series. The characters are richly complex. Abi struggles with her fear of commitment and misgivings about her ability in the world of whisky. Her relationship with Grant is complicated, to say the least, but the tension is riveting. The ambiance is delightful, a whisky distillery in Scotland with a collection of undesirable sheep, now wanted, along with a lovable dog named Liam.

DIED IN THE WOOL is a mystery that grabs you by the heart. Grappling with some of today's most troubling issues while providing an entertaining and thought provoking mystery it's a mystery not to be missed.


Died in the Wool: A Whisky Business Mystery by Melinda Mullet

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 4th in Series  
Alibi (June 18, 2019)  
Print Length ~300 pages
No good deed goes unpunished in the Whisky Business cozy mystery series as distillery owner Abigail Logan uncovers dark secrets—and murder—at a local charity.
Photojournalist Abi Logan is finally ready to put her hectic career on hold and set down roots in the heart of the Scottish countryside. Studying the business and art of distilling whisky at Abbey Glen and volunteering at the Shepherd’s Rest women’s shelter in her spare time seem a surefire way to find the peace and stability she craves. It’s also the logical way to take her mind off her personal life. Abi’s business partner, Grant MacEwan, is facing a career-threatening disability, and as much as Abi longs to be there for him, he seems to prefer the company of a rival.
But as Abi becomes more involved with Shepherd’s Rest, she discovers that their refuge is elusive. When the shelter is rocked by a murder/suicide, Abi is outraged by the police’s lack of attention to these already marginalized women. Increasingly confident in her own skills as an investigator, Abi steps in to find out what the police will not: who left one young woman dead and another missing. But when more deadly deeds come to light, Abi must race to unravel the connections between the shelter’s benefactors and the women they have pledged to protect—and expose the killer before he strikes again.
Melinda Mullet’s delightful Whisky Business mysteries can be read together or separately. Enjoy responsibly: SINGLE MALT MURDER | DEATH DISTILLED | DEADLY DRAM | DIED IN THE WOOL

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. Thanks for the chance to win. I love reading mysteries and your book sounds very good. Love the cover!
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  2. Good luck on your tour and this looks like a book that I would want to read and review ! Peggy Clayton