Jo Ann Ross

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

A Small Death in the Great Glen Publisher's Summary

Both probing character study and a driving novel of suspense, here is a novel that will linger in your mind like mist over the Scottish Glens.

In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two young girls tell such a fanciful story of his disappearance that no one believes them. The local newspaper staff - including Joanne Ross, the part-time typist embroiled in an abusive marriage, and her boss, a seasoned journalist determined to revamp the paper - set out to uncover and investigate the crime.

Suspicion falls on several townspeople, all of whom profess their innocence. Alongside these characters are the people of the town and neighboring glens; a refugee Polish sailor; an Italian family whose cafe boasts the first known cappuccino machine in the north of Scotland; and a corrupt town clerk subverting the planning laws to line his own pocket.

Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers - revelations that may prevent the crime from being solved and may keep the town firmly in the clutches of its shadowy past.

©2010 A.D. Scott (P)2010 Audible, Inc
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  • Book 1

    • A Small Death in the Great Glen

    • By: A. D. Scott
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two young girls tell such a fanciful story of his disappearance that no one believes them. The local newspaper staff - including Joanne Ross, the part-time typist embroiled in an abusive marriage, and her boss, a seasoned journalist determined to revamp the paper - set out to uncover and investigate the crime. Suspicion falls on several townspeople, all of whom profess their innocence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to W. Denis

    • By Sharon on 01-10-11

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • A Double Death on the Black Isle

    • By: A. D. Scott
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Nothing is ever quite at peace on Scotland's Black Isle - the Traveling people are forever at odds with the locals, the fishermen have nothing in common with the farmers, and the villages have no connection with the town. But when two deaths occur on the same day, involving the same families from the same estate, the Black Isle seems as forbidding as its name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really enjoyed this series of books

    • By Lynette Daulton on 11-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95