Maria Hudgins’s Death of a Lovable Geek is my first book by the author and I am already looking forward to other books starring Dotsy Lamb. Mystery lovers are in for a real treat with this one.
I love books with an exotic setting. And it doesn’t get more so than an old castle in Scotland that is turned into an inn or bed and breakfast by its owners. Dotsy Lamb is a history teacher from Virginia who is spending time on an archeological dig and has dragged her friend Lettie along with her. Things liven up when the geeky kid on the dig is found dead. The dig’s director dies of poisoning. Police suspect Froggy’s – the dead kid’s roommate – but Dotsy thinks otherwise. An ancient coin turns up on the dig site, and people are behaving suspiciously. The old castle adds to the mystery and intrigue. Will Dotsy succeed in finding the real murderer?
Death of a Lovable Geek has multiple dimensions, and I must commend the author on the depth of her research. The backdrop of the Scottish Highlands and the remoteness of the landscape create just the right mood. The different characters seemed to have a place in the story.
This is a good mystery in a different setting – and I totally enjoyed it! Get ready for a page turner.