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Pride and Predator [KINDLE] ❆ Pride and Predator Author Sally Wright – ACADEMIC SLEUTH BEN REESE IS BACK SMOKING OUT A KILLER IN SCOTLANDParson Jonathan MacLean is too healthy and widely loved to die so young Yet suddenly and mysteriously he's dead Archivist Ben Reese in ACADEMIC SLEUTH BEN REESE IS BACK SMOKING OUT A KILLER IN SCOTLANDParson Jonathan MacLean is too healthy and widely loved to die so young Yet suddenly and Pride and Kindle - mysteriously he's dead Archivist Ben Reese in Scotland to appraise the treasures of Balnagard Castle for his old friend Lord Alexander Chisholm suspects cold blooded murder And he is absolutely certain it was one of Jonathan's kith and kin who slipped into his picnic hamper the bees that triggered his fatal allergy What Ben doesn't suspect is that the same venomous killer is now arranging a most creative death for Ben himself.

10 thoughts on “Pride and Predator

  1. Liz V. Liz V. says:

    A minister's death from a bee sting seems natural but his wife and best friend have their doubts so they ask Reese to see whether there is enough evidence to call the police backWright conjures up enough suspects to keep Reese busy and the reader entertainedchokengtitiktitikchokeng 313 ΒΆ 1 line 19 accommodating misspelled

  2. ladydusk ladydusk says:

    OwnA worthy follow up to Publish and Perish The story unfolds slowly and carefully as Ben Reese methodically goes through the clues to this whodunit Dr Reese is a complex character generous to his friends methodical in his work thoughtful in his study mourning the loss of his wife and still suffering from Post Traumatic Stress although they wouldn't have called it that then He has traveled to Scotland to help a friend Lord Alex from war time determine how to keep the Lord Alex's family's grand house afloat are there things that can be sold? As an archivist he knows the worth of many objects within the houseImmediately before he arrives Alex's best friend from childhood Jon dies under suspicious circumstances There's a picnic basket without fingerprints but with bees to which Jon is deathly allergic Who could have given this to Pastor Jon war hero and all around good guyIt seems Pastor Jon has a number of folk who could hold a grudge against him but the motives are weak and the timing doesn't work Who could have done this thing? And can Ben keep him from acting again?Each of the suspects has a motive that is bound up in pride pride of work pride of love pride of family pride of self Pride leads to murder as it has since the beginning oh not always but when we get so wrapped up in ourselves others must be gotten out of the way That is precisely what happened here and it's a well done taleBecause the story is set in Scotland there's a little brogue Generally I hate written brogue I find it distracting and I have to translate in my head but I didn't mind it this time Perhaps because I have an aunt from ScotlandI did find that the end of the book was a little too obvious with pulling the themes together for the reader but it was a conversation that had to happenNow I can read Book 3 which I got for Christmas

  3. Carol Carol says:

    One of the best I have read for our mystery book clubIt took place in Scotland and was complicated and well written Reminded me of The Golden Age of mystery writing in Great Britain in the 1930's

  4. Linnea Linnea says:

    Recently reread and enjoyed it very much particularly the Scottish setting which is well crafted but not overdone

  5. Barbara Barbara says:

    Kindleliked this one even better than the first of the Ben Reese mysteries

  6. Donna Donna says:

    Old school detective fiction beautifully written

  7. Lori Lori says:

    3 stars This is a fairly good mystery but it was just too easy to guess early on who the killer was and while there are a lot of red herrings there really aren't any twists so if you do guess early as I did you are left a bit flat at the end The detective is interesting and the clues are well planted but several of the promising suspects are too easily ruled out for this to be a keeper for me

  8. Jack Jack says:

    Murder mystery set amongst the Scottish gentry in 1961 Old fashioned whodunit

  9. Rick Rick says:

    This is a well written whodunnit Good thing the author listed the characters at the beginning as I needed to refer to it multiple times It kept me engaged

  10. Ed Ed says:

    #2 in the Ben Reese series This 1997 entry takes place in 1961 Ben Reese is a WWII hero and an archivist at a small college in Ohio He is in Scotland to appraise the contents of a castle when the minister the collection's owner was to meet for a weekend hike turns up dead apparently by accident and he is asked to investigate The book while not overlong is dense with characters and locations and is a slow but interesting read Reese progresses by identifying suspects and eliminating them one by one as he investigates their alibis and complex interesting alibis they are Finally the extraneous characters have been whittled away and Benn can get down to identifying the killer and saving his own lifeBen Reese series While reaching into a breakfast basket Parson Jonathan MacLean suddenly collapses and dies His wife is stunned because MacLean was healthy and there was apparently no reason for his death Meanwhile when American archivist and amateur sleuth Ben Reese arrives to appraise the contents of a nearby estate he's asked to investigate the parson's death Evidence suggests MacLean was killed by a bee sting but when an attempt is made on Reese's life and MacLean's wife turns up dead Reese realizes that murder is afoot Suspects begin to surface from MacLean's brother to a local resident recently released from a mental institution Set against the backdrop of the beautiful yet mysterious Scottish countryside and filled with suspicious locals who for reasons of their own take sides for or against Reese this is uite a compelling story

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