Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A Dream of Death by Connie Berry-Great Escapes Tour-Review/giveaway

About the book
On a remote Scottish island, American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton wrestles with her own past while sleuthing a brutal killing, staged to recreate a two-hundred-year-old unsolved murder.
Autumn has come and gone on Scotland ’s Isle of Glenroth, and the islanders gather for the Tartan Ball, the annual end-of-tourist-season gala. Spirits are high. A recently published novel about island history has brought hordes of tourists to the small Hebridean resort community. On the guest list is American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton. Kate returns reluctantly to the island where her husband died, determined to repair her relationship with his sister, proprietor of the island’s luxe country house hotel, famous for its connection with Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Kate has hardly unpacked when the next morning a body is found, murdered in a reenactment of an infamous unsolved murder described in the novel—and the only clue to the killer’s identity lies in a curiously embellished antique casket. The Scottish police discount the historical connection, but when a much-loved local handyman is arrested, Kate teams up with a vacationing detective inspector from Suffolk, England, to unmask a killer determined to rewrite island history—and Kate’s future.
And others are saying
Berry’s debut novel is a warm, cozy delight from start to finish, embodying everything that is lovely about British mysteries while adding an American flair as well, courtesy of the easy-to-love heroine Kate Hamilton.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
I loved the setting of the book and liked how the author described things. I think this was a good start to a new series.
~A. Holland Reads
Spellbinding, atmospheric, captivating … A Dream of Death is simply exquisite. Definitely a 5-star, best-of-the-best read for me. Connie Berry is an author to watch.
~The Power of Words
A Dream of Death has an intriguing mystery, quaint Scottish isle, disappearing antiques, a dashing inspector and a determined antiques dealer.
~The Avid Reader
A Dream of Death, with its cast of eccentric islanders and remote atmospheric setting, is a captivating story infused with Scottish lore, a budding romance, and the elements of a classic British mystery novel.
~Book Club Librarian
I am giving A Dream of Death by Connie Berry a five-star review and recommending it to all my mystery lovers who also happen to like antiques, the Scottish countryside, and a mystery that lasted over 200 years in the making.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
And I thought
A great cover to lure you into a great story.
I love the locale. I enjoyed the eccentric group of characters.  Kate the main character is
easy to like. 
This one was a real page turner.  I was interested from the start all the way to the end.
While the twists keep me turning the pages I almost didn’t want it to come to an end.
But I had to read the last page.
A Dream of Death is a great start to a new series that I am sure I will enjoy.
If you love Cozy Mysteries A Dream of Death is book 1 so start the series now.
I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on retail sites, Good Reads and social media.

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  1. Love the cover & the book sounds amazing. Thanks.

  2. Thank you, Linda! I hope you like the story as much as the cover. And thank you, Lynn, for the opportunity to reach out to your followers. Wonderful review!