Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery by Melinda Mullet (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery
by Melinda Mullet

About the Book

Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Alibi (September 4, 2018)
Print Length 300 pages
ASIN: B079R3PW46

Distillery owner Abigail Logan discovers that high spirits are no match for a cold-blooded killer as the Whisky Business Mystery series puts a fatal twist on stiff competition.
It’s been a year since globe-trotting photojournalist Abi Logan inherited Abbey Glen, a whisky distillery in the heart of the Scottish countryside. To her surprise, the village of Balfour already feels like home, and her new business partner, Grant MacEwan, continues to be too charming to resist. But Abi has a history of relationship disasters, so she struggles to avoid an ill-fated romance with Grant. Steering clear is hard enough on a day-to-day basis, but when the two head off to a whisky industry competition together, Abi panics. Five-star resort, four glorious days of nonstop whisky tasting, and a fatally attractive Scotsman—what could possibly go wrong?
The night before the award presentations, with foreign and domestic whisky makers at one anothers’ throats, two judges are found dead under mysterious circumstances. What started with three dream-come-true nominations for Abby Glen’s whisky soon turns into a nightmare for Abi. With a killer on the loose, she must call on her investigative skills to stop another murder—before she gets taken out of the running herself.

My Review

Abigail Logan inherited a distillery from her beloved uncle a year ago. She already feels like part of the small Scottish town. Now, she’s thrown into the middle of a whisky competition and things get really heated when two judges are murdered. Abi throws herself right into the middle of the investigation since many of the suspects are good friends of hers. She is determined to get to the bottom of this.

To add a little more excitement to Abi’s life, her handsome business partner is getting harder to resist all the time. After some bad relationships in her past, Abi is not all that anxious to get involved with another guy. However, she can’t seem to get Grant out of her mind.

This is the third book in the Whisky Business Mystery series. I loved the first book, but I haven’t had a chance to read the second one yet. It didn’t matter to me,,,I enjoyed this one very much. The author includes info throughout the book about incidents that occurred previously, so I never felt like I was in the dark.

The author did a great job of transporting me to Scotland and putting me right in the middle of all the action. I felt as if I was right by Abi’s side as we tried to figure out who the killer was. I got it partially correct, but I didn’t put all the pieces together until Abi did at the end.

It’s a captivating mystery with a cast of characters that are true-to-life and sometimes even a bit offbeat. Abi also has a lovable dog named Liam, who accompanies her most of the time. He does manage to get himself in quite a bit of trouble, although he’s also a good partner for Abi’s investigative ways.

Overall, this is an engrossing mystery which is solved in this book. The mystery doesn’t carry over to the next book, although the personal relationships do. I always feel series books are more enjoyed when you start with the first one, but it’s really not necessary if you are looking for a good mystery. I’m greatly anticipating the next book in this series.

For reading challenges:
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FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Melinda Mullet was born in Dallas and attended school in Texas, Washington D.C., England, and Austria. She spent many years as a practicing attorney before pursuing a career as a writer. Author of the Whisky Business Mystery series, Mullet is a passionate supporter of childhood literacy. She works with numerous domestic and international charities striving to promote functional literacy for all children. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

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  1. Book sounds like an interesting read. I like the whiskey business storyline.

  2. Thank you for your review on "Deadly Dram" by Melinda Mullet and for being part of the book tour.

    This book is on my TBR list and I can't wait to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


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