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Malice in the Highlands Book Review Summary

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Detective Chief Superintendent Erskine Powell of New Scoland Yard vacations in the highlands of Scotland on a salmon-fishing holiday. This soon becomes a murderous holiday when a body is discovered in the River Spey with a fisherman's fly protruding from the body's left eye! A good read, fast moving, good dialogue, interesting scenery, and a hero who isn't perfect.
The review of this Book prepared by Roger C. Bergstrom








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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   best friend Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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