A Dream of Death
(A Kate Hamilton Mystery)
by Connie Berry
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
A Dream of Death is a great start to a new series that I am sure I will enjoy.
~My Reading Journeys
There’s action, suspense, and a hint of romance. Combined with an atmospheric backdrop, authentic characters, and historical depth, A DREAM OF DEATH is a standout.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
Phew! What a superb opening book to what I hope will be a lengthy series, I love the premise that two people who are non-native can team together to help solve a crime (or few!)
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
About the Book
A Dream of Death (A Kate Hamilton Mystery)
1st in Series
Crooked Lane Books (April 9, 2019)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Digital ASIN: B07H7P2KTS
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.
About the Author
Like her main character, Connie Berry was raised by charmingly eccentric antique collectors who opened a shop, not because they wanted to sell antiques but because they needed a plausible excuse to keep buying them. Connie adores history, off-season foreign travel, cute animals, and all things British. She lives in Ohio with her husband and adorable Shih Tzu, Millie.
Author Links: Website –www.connieberry.com
Purchase: Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound
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Comments on “A Dream of Death (A Kate Hamilton Mystery) by Connie Berry”
I really enjoy British locations for stories.
I am looking forward to reading this book, it sounds very interesting.
This book sounds so good. I really love being able to start a brand new series at the beginning. The setting sounds like one I’d love to visit!