A Wee Murder in My Shop (A ScotShop Mystery) - Fran Stewart

A Wee Murder In My Shop had a cute idea and an interesting plot involving murder, greed and a time traveling Scottish ghost.  Cute, and not bad for the first in a series, but needed some extensive editing.  It took 3 chapters just for the MC to find the body because all the characters were standing around talking about nonsense.  The MC indulges in too much inner dialogue, and the Scots dialogue got old after awhile.

 

Pared down, this could be one lean, mean cozy mystery machine and I'll probably give the next one a try to see if the writing gets any better.  But for now, rating this one a strong Just Ok.