Deathly Wind by Keith Moray

‘You can tell a lot about someone’s character by the way they play golf.’

Inspector Torquil McKinnon returns to the island of West Uist to discover that his friend and colleague, Constable Ewan McPhee is missing, presumed drowned. But Ewan McPhee’s disappearance isn’t the only mystery on West Uist. Meet Jock McArdle, the mysterious new owner of the Dunshiffin Estate, who has plans to establish wind farms. While some of the residents think this is a good idea, many are opposed. There are several sudden deaths on the island. Coincidence, or murder?

What has happened to Ewan McPhee? Who is the mysterious Jock McArdle and will he go ahead with his wind farm proposal? If murders are being committed, by whom and why?

And the answers? You’ll need to read the novel to find out for yourself. I didn’t work it all out until
the end. An interesting and entertaining cozy murder mystery that held my attention until the end.
This is the second novel in Keith Moray’s Inspector Torquil McKinnon series, and it’s a worthy follow-up to the first. Many of the characters in the first novel appear in the second. While it isn’t essential to read the first novel to follow the story in the second it’s more fun if you do.

Note: My thanks to Sapere Books for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith