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Edinburgh Twilight
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town's cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty. Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind. But the body count is rising. As newspapers spin tales of the "Holyrood Strangler," panic sets in across the city. And with each victim, the murderer is getting closer to Hamilton, the one man who dares to stop him.
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laceyannea
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This book has all the elements of a great mystery...the author throws you off track and leads you to believe multiple other characters may be the killer before you find out who it really is. I love Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton as a character. I had a bit of a hard time understanding the Scottish and English slang at some points.

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laceyannea
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence

“He stroked the cat‘s head absently, and the animal reached a paw up to his face, running it lightly over his cheek. Ian burned with shame and regret. Why was it so much easier to befriend a stray cat than to be kind to his own brother?”

We don‘t deserve cats 😭💕

rretzler 😻 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🌼📖💖 6mo
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laceyannea
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence

“Passengers swirled through Waverley Station like drops of cream in an unstirred cup of tea, forming geometric patterns so intricate that the man in the dark overcoat standing in the majestic main room could only watch in fascination.”

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laceyannea
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence

“He went to bed at night hugging his anger, holding it close as a lover. He feared if he let go of it, he would have nothing. He knew he was holding on to his pain, worrying it as one might pick at a scab, but it gave him a perverse sense of comfort.”

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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Detectives named Ian. I always end up wanting to give them a hug & make them a cup of tea. Edinburgh comes across as more character than just setting. Has me longing to go back. As to Goodreads review about Sex & Violence; 'Bosh and Bumkum' as Ian's boss would say. Murder mystery, yes there is a bit of violence. Nothing so graphic, that it bothered me to read it before bed. Sex? Barely any & mostly implied. Definitely read next in series.🤓

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"Like many great cities, Edinburgh had a variety of moods. It could be warm and welcoming, in the boisterous, dangerous way of Scottish cities, sly and beckoning as a sloe- eyed whore, or grim and foreboding." Loving descriptions of city. Only had a day there. Himself had been graciously following me around Jane Austen's England; let him pick what to do. He picked Castle & Royal Mile.Would love to go back & settle in for awhile. So much to see. ?

Andrea313 I hope you get to go back! Edinburgh is so beautiful! ❤️ 8mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Andrea313 Sooo want to walk to top of Arthur's Seat. 🤞 8mo
JenReadsAlot Been there twice- 2nd time I did Arthur's Seat!! 8mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @JenReadsAlot how long did it take to get to top? 8mo
JenReadsAlot I can't remember but don't think it was too bad. 8mo
Andrea313 @Crinoline_Laphroaig 🤞for you! I don't remember the walk taking too long, and it was a great view! The walk all around Holyrood Park was stunning as well. 8mo
CarolynM Edinburgh is a fabulous city. You need to go back for a longer visit! 8mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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Honestly I'm reading this because someone on Goodreads gave it 1Star Review instead of Shelving it as DNF. Don't know how to make a dedicated DNF shelf? Delete book and move on. It's not fair to give a bad review just because it's not 'Cozy' mystery you prefer. While they didn't actually finish the book; they did count all the Swear words they came across. 🤪
#foundmynextread #imho
#playfair #rebelreader

rubyslippersreads I read this review. I can understand briefly stating that the book is not for you because of language, violence, etc., because some people want that warning, but listing it all is ridiculous and seems rather vindictive. 😏 8mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @rubyslippersreads That's what got me. There's a big difference between 'It's not for me' and disparaging. 8mo
Literary_Siren Now I‘m going to read it! 8mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @Literary_Siren YES! It deserves a fair shake. I'm 5 Chapters in and really like the Characters. 8mo
Literary_Siren I went to buy it and I already own it! 😂😂 that‘s a sweet surprise! 8mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Maman929 @Bookzombie glad to see y'all giving it a chance. 8mo
Bookzombie It sounds like something I will enjoy. Also, that review makes me want to pick it up too. 8mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Bookzombie I'm about 10 Chapters in a I'm really enjoying it. Interesting main character. 8mo
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jenniferw88
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TheSpineView 💜 8mo
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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Texreader
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Introducing a character I can appreciate, Bacchus the cat.

Reggie There‘s this zombie book called The Complex where in the middle of all the action you get a chapter that is a point of view from a cat. And it‘s pretty cool. Lol I‘m not a cat person but it made me think of them a little more. 13mo
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Texreader
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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I‘ve started reading this freebie Kindle book and really enjoying it. It has a very poor review percentage here on Litsy but 4-1/2 stars on Amazon. Hmmm. I‘m six chapters in and definitely liking the writing and characters especially the detective‘s elderly aunt. But I have to wonder...what kind of bird/animal is in the tree on this cover?

BookwormAHN I think its a badly drawn raven. 13mo
GingerAntics A cat and a raven had a baby, and that's it. 13mo
Texreader @BookwormAHN I am sure you‘re correct but I have to agree that @GingerAntics has rather aptly described what I was thinking... cat? bird? Catbird? (edited) 13mo
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Jen6687
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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When you are trapped in a work training and have to improvise your reading format. Thanks amazon prime 😁

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ruskigurl16
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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For the record, I thought this was really good. Definitely macabre and atmospheric. But it kept me guessing until the very end, and I developed a soft spot for the lead detective. I know there is more to this series, so if I get through what I have (😂😂), I will look into more. #recentlyread #nospoilers #mysterylover #macabrestories #historicfiction 🖤

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ruskigurl16
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It's been raining for most of the day. So I curled up with a book, and am enjoying it so far. Also, Chatty joined me briefly to purr at my side. #currentlyreading #chattycatty #catsofLITSY ❤️

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
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ruskigurl16
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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Charged my Kindle. Despite the abysmal reviews, giving this a shot. On a rainy, emotionally charged day this feels super appropriate. #currentlyreading

Moray_Reads My beloved Edinburgh! Maybe not in this time period, though 😉 1y
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Airforcesister
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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I usually love books set in the 1800s. I was not to keen on this one. 2/6 #sixby6/6 @Samplergal

Samplergal You‘re working it. Good job! 1y
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Mcfitz
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence

His accent was decidedly North Yorkshire, the vowels twisted and wrung out before finally being released from servitude in his mouth.

Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy 🎉🎊🙌🏻 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😁 2y
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Leelee08
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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My newest! They‘re the coordinates to Edinburgh!💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💚#scotlandforever

LiteraryinLititz How cool! Do you live there, or did something significant happen there for you? (Hope I‘m not being too nosy) 2y
Leelee08 @LiteraryinLititz No, you‘re not being nosy at all! I‘ve been love with Scotland since I was 15 (I‘m 32 now). I‘ve always felt a connection to it, and I got to visit for the first time last summer. It was a dream come true! I‘m currently tryin to get my husband to relocate...😉💚 2y
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Leelee08 @ReadOrDieRachel Thank you!😁 2y
398.2 Love this! We went to Scotland for our honeymoon couple of years ago and I think about it all the time. It was such a magical place. I was just telling him that maybe we could retire there. 2y
Leelee08 @398.2 That‘s awesome! I‘d love to retire there, too!😊 2y
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BookishMarginalia
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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Listening to this Victorian mystery set in Edinburgh. The narrator is a bit grating — his phrasing is rather choppy.

jpmcwisemorgan How is the story? It‘s available on Kindle Unlimited and I‘ve thought about reading it. 2y
Heideschrampf @scripturient that might be something for us ;) 2y
BookishMarginalia @jpmcwisemorgan It‘s pretty interesting so far, with a good setting and cast of characters, though I could do without the parts from the killer‘s perspective (but these are just snippets and not particularly fleshed out, so they don‘t really detract). 2y
bookandcat Ooh I hate when I get an awkward audio narrator. That's usually when I crank up the listening speed to move it along faster 😂😂 story sounds interesting! 2y
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MonicaAltman
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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If you like historical fiction novels, or Victorian-lite novels, then this one might be for you. There are some slow spots that take some time get through- mostly building backstory. All in all, it's a pretty good read with some interesting and quirky characters.

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MonicaAltman
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Unfortunately, this is all too true in our world.

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Sahar
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"When Ian crawled into bed, the cat snuggled up against him, purring loudly, one paw thrown over his arm. The cat‘s eyes were half-closed, the expression on its face as close to pure contentment as Ian had ever seen. Why was it so easy for a dumb animal to find peace and happiness in this world, while human beings created wars so they could hack at one another, spending untold hours thinking up new ways to inflict harm?" #amreading #mystery

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Leelee08
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A mystery book set in Scotland during the Victorian era, it's brand new, AND $1.99 today??? One-click immediately!!!!!💚🖤🕵🏻🎩🔪🖋

Readingrobin I'm intrigued. 2y
MamaGina Oh I had to get it too...especially since the description says one of his sidekicks is a librarian!🤓 2y
jpmcwisemorgan If you're a Kindle Unlimited member it's part of the service! 2y
robinb Me too! Picked it up a couple of days ago! 2y
drokka Oh this one looks good! 2y
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SpookyHouseofBooks
Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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loved everything about it , the characters , the story line, the touch of Gothic to it, how it pulled me in to the story from the every start . And how the main character remind me in some ways of Sherlock Homes . What a really great start to a new series ,can't wait to read more of this series. With that said I would love to give a big thinks to NetGalley