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Death on a Shetland Longship

(Death On a Longship)
(The first book in the Shetland Mystery series)
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The first book in Marsali Taylor's thrilling Shetland Sailing Mysteries series. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Val McDermid, Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis, LJ Ross and Ann Cleeves!

a well written, enjoyable story with a proper murder-mystery plot... Highly recommended.' Puzzle Doctor, Classic Mysteries


Her big break has finally arrived and Cassie Lynch believes she has struck gold after securing a job to skipper a Viking longship for a film. Even though this does mean returning to the Shetland Islands, the place where she fled far away from as a teen.

When an unknown corpse appears onboard, Cass finds herself, her family, and her traumatic past all under intense scrutiny by the disturbingly shrewd Detective Inspector, Macrae.

Cass must uncover all of her local knowledge, her wisdom from sailing that she didn't realise she possessed and call on her glamorous french opera singer mother to clear them of all suspicion. Will she be able to stay ahead of the murderers game, and avoid becoming the next victim?

Praise for the chillingly addictive, nail-biting series:

'A fascinating book and a fascinating series so far. And there are more in the series! Yaaay!!' 5* Reader review

'Excellent first volume of detective stories set in Shetland... Good story line with notable twists to the conclusion. Would recommend' 5* Reader review

'Very believable characters and delightful descriptions of Shetland that really make you feel you are there' 5* Reader review

'Lovely series of crime books set in beautiful Shetland... Complex and fascinating' 5* Reader review

Genre: Mystery

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