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  1. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    For some reasons, I just couldn t get into this story or even care that much for the characters It wasn t that I had any problems getting into this book because I hadn t read any previous book in the Joanne Ross series, it was just that the mystery suicide of the alleged witch Alice Ramsay just never really got that interesting to read about I mean it was quite weird that a woman in the late 1950s could be accused of witchcraft and even that it would go to trial That should be interesting to For some reasons, I just couldn t get into this story or even care that much for the characters It wasn t that I had any problems getting into this book because I hadn t read any previous book in the Joanne Ross series, it was just that the mystery suicide of the alleged witch Alice Ramsay just never really got that interesting to read about I mean it was quite weird that a woman in the late 1950s could be accused of witchcraft and even that it would go to trial That should be interesting to read about, and it was in the beginning, but at the same time a bit slow to really get into.And, around half way through the book the story just started to really drag on, I felt that not much happened and I had to force myself to read, taking a break now and then do something else and force myself to continue The worse part of the book was Calum and his mother He s a young journalist and a mamma s boy and in the beginning was it kind of funny reading about his problems with her always calling, checking up on him and being a pain in the ass But towards the end was it just too much and every mention of her was just plain annoying.On the plus side, I never felt lost when it came to the characters and their past history, the ending was good and I found the mentions of the Cambridge spies in the book interesting Would I readin this series, I m not sure I didn t find Joanne Ross and the rest of the character interesting enough that I would want to readabout them Unless someone could guaranty that any other book in this series is better than this one.Thanks to Atria and Edelweiss for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    A Kind of Grief is a quiet and cozy mystery set in the Scottish Highlands The story doesn t serve up any chases, shoot em ups, or pyrotechnics, but rather a complex puzzle, to be pondered over a cup of tea, or a nightcap of whisky.Set in the 1950s, the book the sixth in a series features protagonist Joanne Ross, her husband, McAllister, and their colleagues at the Highland Gazette The book starts with Joanne following up on a story of a local woman accused at a trial of being a witch Wit A Kind of Grief is a quiet and cozy mystery set in the Scottish Highlands The story doesn t serve up any chases, shoot em ups, or pyrotechnics, but rather a complex puzzle, to be pondered over a cup of tea, or a nightcap of whisky.Set in the 1950s, the book the sixth in a series features protagonist Joanne Ross, her husband, McAllister, and their colleagues at the Highland Gazette The book starts with Joanne following up on a story of a local woman accused at a trial of being a witch With any mystery or suspense book, I prefer not to reveal many plot points lest it be an unintentional spoiler A Kind of Grief is full of Scottish vernacular, and author A.D Scott keenly depicts life in a small town Scotland with her descriptions of place and characters I particularly liked the interactions between Joanne and McAllister as well as a mother son duo who play a large role in the book.While the book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone Having now been introduced to the series, I m inclined to read the earlier books 3.5 stars.Thank to you NetGalley and Simon Schuster for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review


  3. Susan Johnson Susan Johnson says:

    3.5 stars I received this book from NetGalley I read the first book in the series and liked it Time as really gotten away from me because this is Number 6 already This is very readable as a stand alone but I would recommend reading Number 5 first as there are a lot of references to it Still there was a lot of background to the story so I was able to keep up Joanne Ross is a former reporter for the Highland Gazette newspaper in the late 1950 s and now married to the man who used to be her edi 3.5 stars I received this book from NetGalley I read the first book in the series and liked it Time as really gotten away from me because this is Number 6 already This is very readable as a stand alone but I would recommend reading Number 5 first as there are a lot of references to it Still there was a lot of background to the story so I was able to keep up Joanne Ross is a former reporter for the Highland Gazette newspaper in the late 1950 s and now married to the man who used to be her editor, McAllister She has two young daughters One day she discovers a woman, Alice Ramsey, in the northern Scottish Highlands town of Sutherland being tried as a witch This naturally piques her interest and she decides to investigate She makes a trip to Sutherland and meets Ramsay and a host of other characters They all have great personalities The description of the area and the idiosyncrasies of the locals are the best part of the book for me The author really brings it alive These people have several minor plots but the main ones involve Ramsey and her association with the notorious British traitors, Burgess and McLean, who fled to Russia The ending was a minor disappointment It was really muddled and when things didn t add up, the author puts it down to State Secrets I thought that was a bit of a cop out Still the depiction of the Scotland Highlands made the book enjoyable It s a nice, light read


  4. Lynn Lynn says:

    There are six books in the series and this appears to be the last one as no new book has come out since 2015 It is an excellent series It takes place in a small town in Scotland in the 1950 s Joanne Ross is finding her way as women were restricted by the s of the time Joanne now a divorced woman has gone to work at a local newspaper which are both scandals at the time In this book, she has married the editor owner of the paper and has settled into married life with her daughters from th There are six books in the series and this appears to be the last one as no new book has come out since 2015 It is an excellent series It takes place in a small town in Scotland in the 1950 s Joanne Ross is finding her way as women were restricted by the s of the time Joanne now a divorced woman has gone to work at a local newspaper which are both scandals at the time In this book, she has married the editor owner of the paper and has settled into married life with her daughters from the previous marriage She desires to become a writer so now works at home on her writing A story about a woman who went on trial as a witch in another area in Scotland, catches her interest She goes to interview the woman and is quite intrigued by the her News later reaches her that the woman died probably by suicide Joanne does not believe this She starts to investigate much to her husband s concern She is still healing or recovering from an incident in the previous book where she could have died.If this indeed is the last book in the series, I will miss reading about Joanne s life This is a very good series that always includes a mystery


  5. Helen Helen says:

    We remember the traitors and wondered if you could be executed for treason and it was so long before the other shoe dropped This time the story is told from almost outside the magic circle in the Scottish Highlands where even a Glaswegian is an outsider so that inside and outside become confused Those of us on another continent where accent may betray geographical origin but not often class are brought up short in books where the words don t show the accent, but the characters react to it T We remember the traitors and wondered if you could be executed for treason and it was so long before the other shoe dropped This time the story is told from almost outside the magic circle in the Scottish Highlands where even a Glaswegian is an outsider so that inside and outside become confused Those of us on another continent where accent may betray geographical origin but not often class are brought up short in books where the words don t show the accent, but the characters react to it The Scottish clan leaders went to London with James VI and I and sent their sons to English schools and became proud of a civilized way of speaking which became an unwelcome signal in some parts of the world and a constant abrasion in parts of their home territories Those aristocrats married each other, raised their children together and created a culture separate from the general one of the people on the ground Someone in this book comments on Boys and their Games in reference to spy craft and there is always a certain element of that in even the most serious of the spy novels Just like the school playground it s all fun and games until someone gets hurt or killed.We don t learn very much about the Man from the Ministry or his henchmen or the department he works for and even by the end we know very little indeed I agree with the idea that one would be better off and safer knowing nothing It s a dangerous game and you don t want to have children to throw into the balance Le Carre s spies don t have children, remember Bacon warned men in public life against creating hostages to fortune and it s good advice.Thought about a lot of things while reading this


  6. Edith Edith says:

    Above average mystery of its type set in 1959 Highland Scotland Part of a series with protagonist and fledgling writer Joanne Ross, newly remarried divorcee with two daughters Her husband is the editor of the local paper and much of the story centers around the life of the paper, where Joanne used to work Joanne, by chance, becomes involved in the story of Alice Ramsay, a woman who was recently, in effect, tried as a witch Needless to say, there isto Alice than meets the eye, and Joann Above average mystery of its type set in 1959 Highland Scotland Part of a series with protagonist and fledgling writer Joanne Ross, newly remarried divorcee with two daughters Her husband is the editor of the local paper and much of the story centers around the life of the paper, where Joanne used to work Joanne, by chance, becomes involved in the story of Alice Ramsay, a woman who was recently, in effect, tried as a witch Needless to say, there isto Alice than meets the eye, and Joanne and her husband becomeandinvolved to trying to work out the mystery of who Alice was.The descriptions of the Highlands are lovely, and the stories of life on a local paper interesting Some of the events and characters are a bit far fetched, but, on the whole, a nice example of the heroine in jeopardy school of mystery, on the mild side Good vacation, travel, or comfort reading


  7. Jill Jill says:

    This is the sixth book in a somewhat cozy murder mystery series set in the late 1950 s in the Scottish Highlands The recurring characters operate a small newspaper, the Highland Gazette Sometimes, in order to get the bottom of a story, they end up investigating and solving a crime as well.In this book, former reporter Joanne Ross has married her Highland Gazette editor John McAllister Joanne, now 32, is mostly fully recovered from the brain injury incurred at the hands of a psychopath who, in This is the sixth book in a somewhat cozy murder mystery series set in the late 1950 s in the Scottish Highlands The recurring characters operate a small newspaper, the Highland Gazette Sometimes, in order to get the bottom of a story, they end up investigating and solving a crime as well.In this book, former reporter Joanne Ross has married her Highland Gazette editor John McAllister Joanne, now 32, is mostly fully recovered from the brain injury incurred at the hands of a psychopath who, in a previous book, sought to take her life But things are going well now, and Joanne is thinking about writing a book McAllister still worries excessively about Joanne though, as do her two daughters Annie and Jean Joanne reads an article about a woman accused of witchcraft, and thinks it might provide just the subject matter she was seeking upon which to base a book, so she contacts the newspaper reporter who covered the story Calum Mackenzie proves to be not such a great reporter, relying on his gossipy mother for most of his information, but he does direct Joanne to the woman about whom the story was written, Alice Ramsay.Alice turns out not only to be a very intriguing woman who is an accomplished artist as well as an herbalist, but she soon turns up dead as well, apparently having committed suicide Joanne can t believe it was a suicide, and decides to investigate Before long, all the members of the Highland Gazette are involved in what turns out to be a much bigger story than they originally thought.Discussion Several themes run through the stories in Scott s books one is the position of women in the 1950 s, combined with a consistent presentation of their competence and courage Another is the splendor of the lochs and glens and mountains of the Scottish Highlands Even when the days are dreich defined as a combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather , as they often are, Joanne feels a deep love for her atmospheric land A third theme is McAllister s metamorphosis, from a dissatisfied small town newspaper editor to a deeply happy family man But it is the story of Joanne curious, bright, brave, and constantly evolving from a battered wife with sorely lacking self esteem to a woman growing every day in confidence and skill, that dominates the books Evaluation I value this seriesfor the portrayal of life in the 1950 s Scottish Highlands than for the crime stories per se In fact, to me, this series is muchof an unfolding character study than a mystery series I have come to care about the characters, and look forward to seeing what befalls them These books stand out as well made portraits of a fascinating time and place, in which an endearing and very human group of people struggle to achieve self fulfillment and happiness.Rating 3.5 5


  8. Susan Susan says:

    A D Scott presents a mystery that slowly unfolds, taking the reader into the mind of the main characters as they unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Alice Ramsey Joanne Ross stumbles upon an article that leads her to meet Alice Ramsey In a small community in the Highlands of Scotland, Alice is accused of witchcraft Joanne meets Alice in the aftermath of this trial Shortly after, Joanne hears that Alice is dead Joanne s investigative background as a 1950 s newspaper reporter leads A D Scott presents a mystery that slowly unfolds, taking the reader into the mind of the main characters as they unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Alice Ramsey Joanne Ross stumbles upon an article that leads her to meet Alice Ramsey In a small community in the Highlands of Scotland, Alice is accused of witchcraft Joanne meets Alice in the aftermath of this trial Shortly after, Joanne hears that Alice is dead Joanne s investigative background as a 1950 s newspaper reporter leads her to question the unusual circumstances surrounding this death Her search leads her to meet an eclectic group of people such as, the locals of this small community, the town gossip, reporters, local law enforcement, government officials and possible spies.Not having read the previous books in this series, I found enough background information to help me fully appreciate the story Not only is this a journey to solve the death of Alice Ramsey, it is also a journey of healing for Joanne as well She has the loving support of McAllister and the loyalty of the staff of the Highland Gazette helping her find her way.A.D Scott has painted a beautiful picture of the Scottish Highlands, created a realistic and memorable cast of characters, and spins a mystery that leaves one unsure of the outcome until the very end I will be reading the earlier books in this series as I wait patiently for the next to be published.I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author or publisher in a giveaway I was not required to write a review All opinions expressed are my own


  9. Mystica Mystica says:

    The setting was very good and the characters were priceless Joanne and MacAllister were quite normal people but it was Calum, Mrs Mackenzie and the others who formed part of the newspaper that were priceless From the language, diction, attitude and style these were all unique I loved the tidbit that a reference to 45 did not mean any time in the recent past but to 1745 Long memories the Scots A seemingly apparent suicide finally unravels to what it is not All indications point to m The setting was very good and the characters were priceless Joanne and MacAllister were quite normal people but it was Calum, Mrs Mackenzie and the others who formed part of the newspaper that were priceless From the language, diction, attitude and style these were all unique I loved the tidbit that a reference to 45 did not mean any time in the recent past but to 1745 Long memories the Scots A seemingly apparent suicide finally unravels to what it is not All indications point to murder and the way it is hushed up by the police, the appearance of big wigs on what is a small time northern newspaper and the intimidation that follows does not warrant this death Alice was a controversial figure it is true but who would want to murder her The clues lie in her house, in the paintings and etchings that she surrounded herself with and also her isolation and description of being a witch were what caused her death.Joanne is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery and though her husband supports her, he knows she is heading into very dangerous territory How to protect her and how to also obtain the story which lies beyond this death forms this story.Part of a series my first foray into reading this author this was a read that was an absolute thriller


  10. Lynn Lynn says:

    The greatest compliment that I, as a reader, can make about an author s work is to say that I was totally immersed in the story That I WAS THERE A D Scott s work is so seamless and her wording so beautiful that, in truth, I was in the Scottish Highlands right along with Joanne and McAlister Details from previous stories in this series are woven easily into the current information I could smell the cigarette smoke I could feel the newsprint I shivered in the chill I heard the unfamiliar Sc The greatest compliment that I, as a reader, can make about an author s work is to say that I was totally immersed in the story That I WAS THERE A D Scott s work is so seamless and her wording so beautiful that, in truth, I was in the Scottish Highlands right along with Joanne and McAlister Details from previous stories in this series are woven easily into the current information I could smell the cigarette smoke I could feel the newsprint I shivered in the chill I heard the unfamiliar Scottish terms, and they became familiar I agonized with Joanne as she becomesandconvinced that Alice Ramsey could not have killed herself, and as she, Joanne, is pulled tighter and tighter into a web not of her own making.This book is great It just ended too soon I wanted to keep reading and reading, so I went back to the other books in the series in order to fully immerse myself in small town Scotland


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A Kind of Grief [PDF] ✩ A Kind of Grief Author A.D. Scott – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk One of Kirkus ReviewsBest Mysteries and Thrillers of Set against the grandeur of the Northern Scottish Highlands in the s, here is the sixth evocative, fast paced, suspenseful mystery in AD Scott s h One of Kirkus ReviewsBest Mysteries and Thrillers ofSet against the grandeur of the Northern Scottish Highlands in the s, here is the sixth evocative, fast paced, suspenseful mystery in AD Scott s highly acclaimed series featuring beloved heroine Joanne RossNow, in Scott s latest, Joanne Ross returns for a spellbinding case involving a woman accused of witchcraft in small town Scotland When Alice Ramsay, artist and alleged witch, is found dead in her home in a remote Scottish A Kind ePUB Ò glen, the verdict is suicide But Joanne Ross of the Highland Gazette refuses to believe it As she investigates Alice s past, Joanne uncovers layer upon layer of intrigue With the appearance of officials from a secretive government agency and an ambitious art critic from a national newspaper, Joanne is increasingly convinced that something and someone from Alice s past was involved in her death As in her previous mysteries North Sea Requiem, Beneath the Abbey Wall, and A Double Death on the Black Isle, among others, A D Scott brings to life compelling characters and vividly portrays the charms and intrigues of a small town in s Scotland With surprising twists and a shocking d nouement that poses moral questions as relevant now as six decades ago, A Kind of Grief is another unforgettable entry in an atmospheric series that will draw you in and linger in your mind like mist over the Scottish glens.