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FROM THE AUTHOR WHO “BRILLIANTLY EVOKES THE LIFE OF A SMALL SCOTTISH TOWN” (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH ) COMES A NOVEL THAT UNCOVERS THE DEEP AND LASTING DIVISIONS OF A COMMUNITY AND ITS PEOPLE.

When a small-town Scottish woman discovers a severed leg in the boot of one of the local hockey players’ uniforms, it’s a big scoop for the Highland Gazette. But reporter Joanne Ross wants a front-page story of her own, and she hopes to find it in Mae Bell, an American jazz singer whose husband disappeared in an aircraft accident five years ago and who is searching the Highlands for her husband’s colleagues.

Things take a very sinister turn when Nurse Urquhart, who dis-covered the limb, suffers a hideous and brutal attack. Even stranger, she was the recipient of letters warning her to keep her nose out of someone’s business—letters that Mae Bell and the staff of the Highland Gazette also received. What could it all mean?

Unfolding against a gorgeously rendered late 1950s Scottish countryside, North Sea Requiem captures the mores and issues of another era, especially in Joanne Ross—a woman wrestling with divorce, career, and a boss who wants to be more than just her superior. The result is a poignant, often haunting mix of violence, loss, and redemption in a narrative full of unnerving plot twists and unforgettable characters.

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"What begins as a quiet domestic story deepens into a bloody examination of the effects of change on an insular culture in Scott's fourth novel set in the 1950s Scottish Highlands (after 2012's Beneath the Abbey Wall). The discovery of a man's severed leg in a boot worn to play shinty, an ancient game that was the forerunner of ice hockey, and an attack on a local nurse come to the attention of the Highland Gazette staff, including reporter Joanne Ross and McAllister, the editor who has come to love her. Anonymous letters ratchet up the tension, and nobody knows what to make of the arrival of Mae Bell, an American singer seeking information about the death of her husband some years earlier. Meanwhile, feelings are ruthlessly suppressed and shame is endemic. When the festering resentments and anger boil over, the result is death, madness, and a horrifying loss of innocence. Agent: Peter McGuigan, Foundry Literary + Media. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The fourth gripping, evocative, and lyrical mystery in the acclaimed series that brilliantly evokes the Scottish Highlands of the 1950s.

A. D. Scott's extraordinary mystery novels have been called "beautifully written and atmospheric" (Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of Hush Now, Don't You Cry), "a visit with an old friend in front of a fireplace on a cold wintry night" (Suspense Magazine), and "must-reads" (Booklist). In her latest, Scott pits the staff of the Highland Gazette against their greatest adversary yet in a mystery that her fans will relish.

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A. D. Scott was born in the Highlands of Scotland and educated at Inverness Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She has worked in theater and in magazines, and is currently writing the next book in the acclaimed Highland Gazette mystery series.

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Peggy Arthurs, September 25, 2013 (view all comments by Peggy Arthurs)
Two great mysteries running side by side eventually dove tailing into a very satisfying read! Looks like Joanne is finally going to have a wonderful romance, maybe even Hector has a little romance coming his way:) Rob is in for quite a life changing event. Will the American jazz singer story Joanne is working on put her life in mortal danger? You'll have to read it to find out! Plenty of red herrings and atmosphere. Don't miss this one! It is a great read as a stand alone but it's much better if you start with the first in this wonderful series!
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ISBN:
9781451665796
Author:
Scott, A D
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
Scott, A. D.
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mad men; downton abbey; mad men; don draper; novels like mad men; novels like downton abbey; good mystery; scottish novel
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
The Highland Gazette Mystery Series
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "What begins as a quiet domestic story deepens into a bloody examination of the effects of change on an insular culture in Scott's fourth novel set in the 1950s Scottish Highlands (after 2012's Beneath the Abbey Wall). The discovery of a man's severed leg in a boot worn to play shinty, an ancient game that was the forerunner of ice hockey, and an attack on a local nurse come to the attention of the Highland Gazette staff, including reporter Joanne Ross and McAllister, the editor who has come to love her. Anonymous letters ratchet up the tension, and nobody knows what to make of the arrival of Mae Bell, an American singer seeking information about the death of her husband some years earlier. Meanwhile, feelings are ruthlessly suppressed and shame is endemic. When the festering resentments and anger boil over, the result is death, madness, and a horrifying loss of innocence. Agent: Peter McGuigan, Foundry Literary + Media. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , The fourth gripping, evocative, and lyrical mystery in the acclaimed series that brilliantly evokes the Scottish Highlands of the 1950s.

A. D. Scott's extraordinary mystery novels have been called "beautifully written and atmospheric" (Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of Hush Now, Don't You Cry), "a visit with an old friend in front of a fireplace on a cold wintry night" (Suspense Magazine), and "must-reads" (Booklist). In her latest, Scott pits the staff of the Highland Gazette against their greatest adversary yet in a mystery that her fans will relish.

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