Celtic Killings: 5 Classic Romantic Suspense Novels Set in Scotland & Ireland

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Och! Classic Romantic Suspense. Smart but vulnerable heroines (or heroes!) teaming up with a mysterious man (or woman!) to pit wits against a nameless, faceless foe. And setting that conflict in the land of castles and lochs and mist and men in kilts…so much the better!


Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters

American Susan arrives in Scotland for an archeological dig, but before you can say hoot mon! she’s running for her life through the streets of Edinburgh. Luckily, Scottish laird Jamie Erskine comes to her rescue. Or has he…? Fast, funny and absolutely terrific.

Smouldering Fire by D.E. Stevenson

Impoverished Scottish laird Iain MacAslan falls for an English girl on the run from a loathsome and dangerous ex-husband. When the ex turns up making threats, it’s time for a final separation. A slow, sweet, simmering story that builds to a haunting climax.

The Cliffs of Night by Beatrice Brandon

Irish-American Grania Kirk visits the land of her ancestors and runs afoul of ex-IRA gunmen, treasure hunters and the Dread Woman. Exciting, inventive, brilliant.

Highland Fire by Abigail Clements

American Carrie Reilly arrives in the Highlands to take a job as Girl Friday to the handsome, brooding owner of a whiskey distillery. The night she arrives another girl is murdered on the moors. Tons of local color and entertainingly retro.

Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart

Model Gianetta Brooke goes on holiday to the Isle of Skye where she meets a handsome mountaineer and her writer ex-husband. When the people begin to die in what appear to be pagan rituals, Gia is not sure who to turn to. Witty, grown-up romance and a truly creepy killer.


About Murder Takes the High Road:

From award-winning male/male author Josh Lanyon: a librarian finds himself in a plot right out of one of his favorite mystery novels

Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, leaving Carter to share a room with a stranger, but he can’t pass up a chance to meet his favorite author.

Carter’s roommate turns out to be John Knight, a figure as mysterious as any character from Vanessa’s books. His strange affect and nighttime wanderings make Carter suspicious. When a fellow traveler’s death sparks rumors of foul play, Carter is left wondering if there’s anyone on the tour he can trust.

Drawn into the intrigue, Carter searches for answers, trying to fend off his growing attraction toward John. But as unexplained tragedies continue, the whole tour must face the fact that there may be a murderer in their midst—but who?

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