This is the fourth book in the Whisky Business series by Melinda Mullet. When I first started reading it, I wasn’t sure if I’d take to it or not. I know nothing about whisky and honestly have no interest in learning. But I soon found out that these books are about a lot more than just the whisky business. The author does an excellent job of not overwhelming readers with details about whisky and all its variations.
The main characters of Abi, Patrick, Grant, Cam, Hunter and Louisa became like old friends that I get to go visit in Scotland whenever a new book comes out. I get a kick out of Abi’s dog Liam. He’s so sweet and takes his job of herding her geriatric sheep very seriously. Liam got to be a support dog for a little girl needing a special friend in this book. I’m really anxious for the next book after reading this one!
My Goodreads review:
Died in the Wool by Melinda Mullet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was another intriguing visit to Scotland Abi and all her friends, which have become like old friends to me. I just love the older guy Hunter that comes and takes care of the house and kind of acts like a butler sometimes. Abi joined the board of a women’s shelter in Edinburgh and soon found out that all kinds of underhanded things were going on, especially after one of the shelter guests turned up dead and their housekeeper/cook went missing. Abi’s whisky business partner Grant was still recovering from an injury he received in the last book and putting up with his former girlfriend Brenna. It was good to see him break away from that and go sleuthing with Abi and Patrick–and it made him feel useful again. In retrospect, going where they did may not have been the best idea, but at least Abi and Grant might have realized by working together that they’d been missing being together. It seemed like Abi was happy to be able to use her time and some of Ben’s money that he’d left her to help out a good cause like the women’s shelter, and she made some new friends in the process.
I liked how everything wrapped up and was explained as well as telling what some of the women at the shelter were now going to do with their lives. With the rest of the nice ending this book got, I’m very anxious to read the next one!
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Great review Tari. I also enjoyed this book and liked that there was a bit about whisky industry but not a lot. I want to go back and read the first three in the series.
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Thanks Carla! I think the first three are worth going back to read. Luckily I had gotten in on the series from the beginning, and it’s one of a handful that I’ve been able to keep current with.
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