Death on a Shetland Isle

Death on a Shetland Isle

Marsali Taylor

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Women & Gender Studies

Readying her Norwegian sail-training ship, Sørlandet, for a fresh voyage through the Shetland Islands, Cass Lynch has the shock of her life when the new third officer is a ghost from her past – the man she thought she'd left to drown in the Atlantic eleven years before.Cass has an odd feeling about some of the new trainees: a slick city-boy, and a brother and sister. As her distrust of the newcomers deepens, two people go missing and a third is found dead. Struggling to confront the ghosts of her past, the deceased of her present, and the man of her future, Cass must out-manoeuvre the killer before she too becomes one of the victims.
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A Handful of Ash

A Handful of Ash

Marsali Taylor

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Women & Gender Studies

Liveaboard skipper and amateur sleuth Cass Lynch is busy at marine college in Scalloway, until one night she finds an acquaintance dead in a doorway with her hand smeared with peat ash. Rumours spread of a strange ritual linked to the witches once burned in Shetland's ancient capital, and of a horned figure abroad in the night. At first Cass believes these to be mere superstition, until there's a second murder, and she begins to wonder if the devil really does walk in Scalloway ...
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Death in Shetland Waters

Death in Shetland Waters

Marsali Taylor

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Women & Gender Studies

Cass Lynch has achieved the post of third officer aboard her beloved ship, Sorlandet. They're sailing from Norway to Ireland as part of the Tall Ship's race when an unnerving early-morning encounter leads to suspicions that there's a stowaway aboard – yet a police search finds nobody. Then one of the trainees goes missing ... Cass and DI Gavin Macrae find themselves up against a ruthless killer.
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The Trowie Mound Murders

The Trowie Mound Murders

Marsali Taylor

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Women & Gender Studies

Book Two in the Cass Lynch Mysteries by Marsali Taylor. When a visiting yachting couple go missing from the Shetland oil capital of Brae, sailing skipper Cass Lynch overcomes her mistrust of the land world to ask for help from her old adversary DI Gavin Macrae. He discovers a link to international art theft, and warns Cass to steer clear – but when one of her sailing pupils goes missing, she goes alone to discover the secrets of the Neolithic tomb known locally as a 'trowie mound' ... Ghosts, folklore and a nail-biting finale at the local show come together to make an atmospheric, fast-moving thriller.
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Ghosts of the Vikings

Ghosts of the Vikings

Marsali Taylor

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Women & Gender Studies

Treasure hunters and opera stars collide in the north of Shetland in this latest of the Cass Lynch mysteries. Cass has embarked on a tentative relationship with DI Gavin Macrae and they are both invited to the gala opening of her mother's new opera. The performance goes well but it is soon clear that things are not as smooth backstage. As the wind rises, and the power goes off, even Cass's much-loved yacht Khalida can't provide a refuge from a ruthless killer...
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The Body in the Bracken

The Body in the Bracken

Marsali Taylor

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Women & Gender Studies

Cass Lynch has been persuaded to spend Christmas in the Highlands with her friend DI Gavin Macrae, but their romantic walk by the loch is cut short when they find a skeleton among the bracken. Back home in Shetland, Cass hears about Ivor Hughson, who left his wife and failed business months ago, and hasn't been heard of since. A near-disaster aboard Cass's yacht suggests someone wants to stop her asking questions about his disappearance. Meanwhile, there are eerie reports of sightings of a njuggle, a Shetland water-horse which drowns curious passers-by. Soon it's taking Cass all her wits to stay alive ...
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A Case of Crime

A Case of Crime

Marsali Taylor

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Women & Gender Studies

No Second Chance by Bill Kitson DS Kate Jackson is distraught when a sure-fire prosecution case against a celebrity accused of rape breaks down. The failed prosecution is an excuse for her superiors to move Kate to another police force, where, putting the past behind her, she successfully rebuilds her career. Then the celebrity who was acquitted all those years ago is found dead on Kate's beat – and, suddenly, she finds herself under suspicion of murder ... Libby Sarjeant and the Mystery of the Errant Emeralds by Lesley Cookman Libby Sarjeant and her colleagues who run the Oast Theatre are surprised and somewhat apprehensive when the great Miranda Love decides to make her unexpected comeback at their little venue. Miranda is unquestionably a brilliant actress, but she has a fearsome reputation...
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Death on a Longship

Death on a Longship

Marsali Taylor

Mystery & Thrillers / History / Women & Gender Studies

When she wangles the job of skippering a Viking longship for a film, Cass Lynch thinks her big break has finally arrived - even though it means returning home to the Shetland Islands, which she ran away from as a teenager. Then the 'accidents' begin - and when a dead woman turns up on the boat's deck, Cass realises that she, her family and her past are under suspicion from the disturbingly shrewd Detective Inspector Macrae. Cass must call on all her local knowledge, the wisdom she didn't realise she'd gained from sailing and her glamorous, French opera singer mother to clear them all of suspicion - and to catch the killer before Cass becomes the next victim.
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