I like both main characters. Like it's predecessor, it did take me a little bit of time to get into this one maybe 40 pages or so , and I get that the whole crux of the relationship or mostly lack thereof, at this point is that both Jean and Alasdair play things close to the vest, and are basically walking wounded relationship-wise, but there were a couple of times in this where one of them would say som I still quite enjoy this series.
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Like it's predecessor, it did take me a little bit of time to get into this one maybe 40 pages or so , and I get that the whole crux of the relationship or mostly lack thereof, at this point is that both Jean and Alasdair play things close to the vest, and are basically walking wounded relationship-wise, but there were a couple of times in this where one of them would say something, and the other one would get upset and completely withdraw, but I honestly didn't know what was so bad in the first place? I went back and reread a conversation at one point, and still couldn't quite figure it out.
But in the end, I still mostly like this, SO. May 25, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: Former academic, journalist Jean Fairbairn doesn't think too much of businessman Roger Dempsey, but she goes off to cover his attempt at finding the Loch Ness monster. She's staying at the bed-and-breakfast run by the daughter of the man who developed theories about Nessie in the 's, after his wife disappeared and he was charged with murder. Dempsey's boat explodes, killing one of his assistants, and DCI Alasdair Cameron arrives, stirring up Jean's emotions.
Both of them have bitter divorces behind them, and both of them experience supernatural phenomena--but is that enough for a relationship? The ghosts give them a clue as to what happened to the missing wife, but meanwhile Dempsey's wife is murdered, too. Feb 07, Chana rated it it was ok Shelves: Although I didn't read the previous mystery in this series, I take it that Jean Fairbairn and Alasdair Cameron have been on a case together before. They are thrown together again when Jean goes to cover a story about the search for the Loch Ness Monster, the expedition boat blows up killing a crew member, and Alasdair is called in to investigate.
The Murder Hole
Jean is a reporter who does no reporting that I noticed, she just snoops around and gives her information to Alasdair. They are both sensitive to ghost Although I didn't read the previous mystery in this series, I take it that Jean Fairbairn and Alasdair Cameron have been on a case together before.
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They are both sensitive to ghosts so they get some clues they would not otherwise know about. This a light mystery, rather boring in my opinion. Jean and Alasdair have a romantic interest in each other but their relationship is moving along at the brisk speed of a glacier.
A Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mystery Series
Jul 03, Martha rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm sort of regretting the time I spent on this. Although I always like those mysteries that involve uncovering some sort of family skeleton, this one was pretty tedious at times, and the cute metaphors and creative writing got rather close to parody level. His drawbridge might be closed, but somebody was home. She could see the movement through his arrow slits and murder holes.
It wasn't terrible, but I'm done with this author. Reporter and reluctant sleuth, Jean Fairbairn heads off on a new assignment for her magazine, "Great Scot. It is based upon the history of a man in making the 'discovery' of a stone from Pictish days. As in the earlier book, we find Dr.
Fairbairn very researched and educated in regards to her subject which gives us, the readers, wonderful background and historic facts to savor as Ms. Carl weaves a s Reporter and reluctant sleuth, Jean Fairbairn heads off on a new assignment for her magazine, "Great Scot. Carl weaves a storyline of suspense, discovery, and murder around us. Chief Inspector Alasdair Cameron is on hand at the festival due to death threats having been made towards one of the hopeful discoverers, Dr.
In addition, there is an old-fashioned but, lovely to enjoy, romance blossoming between Jean and Alasdair. It takes us back to old days when courtship was an art to be learned and practiced. I find it lovely and filled with it's own special suspense. I truly loved "The Murder Hole" as a complete novel and took extra time in reading it as I did not want the book to end. I did like the ending though. Oct 02, Barbara Mann rated it really liked it Shelves: By the time I got part of the way in, I was hooked by both the story and the humor.
Lillian Stewart Carl sometimes skirts the bloody edge of parody; I really enjoyed that she never quite steps off the edge. If the mysterious door had opened and closed one more time by itself There were several times I had to stop reading to laugh for a moment. It's refreshing to f I liked this It's refreshing to find intellectual fun in a murder mystery.
It fascinated me that there is an acknowledged paranormal element here, and yet Ms. Carl doesn't subscribe to the airy-fairy element in her treatment of it. This is again refreshing to find. My only argument with the author and her series is Jun 27, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: Jean Fairbairn goes to Loch Ness to interview people including Roger Dempsey launching his 'Water Horse Expedition" looking for evidence of the monster during a well publicized festival. Alasdair Cameron gets called in when Dempsey's research boat explodes and kills an employee.
Oct 31, Troyce rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jean and Alasdair at it again, this time at Loch Ness. Throw in archeology, explosions, and Nessie and you have a winner.
A Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mystery Series by Lillian Stewart Carl
Apr 15, Debbie Toppan rated it did not like it. I really didn't like this book at all. Very slow and I found I had to keep reading certain sentences more than once. Apr 04, Siobhan rated it really liked it Shelves: Jean investigates Loch Ness.
I'm really enjoying this series with its thoughtful and prickly, mature characters. All the allusions are fun, too. Kendra rated it really liked it Jul 29, Robin rated it liked it Sep 26, Gaildb rated it liked it Nov 20, Soon after Jean's arrival, MacKintosh's daughter, Iris, an ardent environmentalist, is accused of causing the death of a member of an expedition searching for the monster.
The expedition is headed by Roger Dempsey, an entrepreneur with a strong-willed wife-and a shady past of his own. When Alasdair appears to investigate the death, he and Jean not only have to work together again, but also pick up their reluctant relationship where they left it. A murder hole is the hole in the ceiling of a castle's entrance passage through which defenders could shoot at attackers. There are altogether too many murder holes, Jean tells herself, in the psychic passages of life. The Missing Man Morton Farrier , book 4.