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by Keith Moray

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ISBN:
0709079370
ISBN13:
978-0709079378
Author:
Keith Moray
Publisher:
Robert Hale (January 1, 2006)
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Pages:
222 pages
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1654 kb
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1188 kb
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Category:
Mystery
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Rating:
4.4

The Gathering Murders book.

The Gathering Murders book. In this series debut, Keith Moray takes the reader deep into the Hebrides to recount this Scottish murder mystery sure to impress with its local nuances. Torquil ‘Piper’ McKinnon heads up the West Uist Constabulary, a quiet force of three bracing for two significant events coming to the island for the weekend.

The Gathering Murders (U. .has been added to your Cart. Moray's West Uist (an imaginary companion to the real Uists and Lewis islands) is the bailiwick of Inspector Torquil McKinnon and his two fellow police officers, a feisty female sergeant and a hammer throwing champion constable. With the arrival of visitors for the festival and the gathering, resulting in the doubling of the island population, they have their hands full. One of the writers attending the Festival is an old flame of Torquil, along with a nervous agent, a publisher, an enigmatic Thai surgeon, a young travel writer, and the Scottish Minister of Culture.

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The Gathering Murders. Inspector Torquil McKinnon Book 1. by Keith Moray. General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thrillers. Or will more bodies fall victim to The Gathering Murder. THE GATHERING MURDERS is the first crime thriller in the detective series featuring Inspector Torquil McKinnon: an action-packed police procedural full of suspense. Who can you trust when everyone is a suspect? The Scottish Hebrides. The annual West Uist literary festival – The Gathering – always attracts the best in the business.

Written by Keith Moray, Audiobook narrated by David McCallion. Murder Solstice: Death Stalks the Islan. nspector Torquil McKinnon Series, Book 3. By: Keith Moray. Narrated by: David McCallion. Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins.

Keith (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Chèith, or Cèith Mhaol Rubha (archaic)) is a small town in the Moray council area in north east Scotland. It has a population of 4,734. Until 1975 it was in Banffshire, a name which persists in common usage and historical references.

The mysterious drowning of Ranald Buchanan, an acclaimed Gaelic fisherman-poet, on the first night of the literary festival hardly sets the right tone for the celebrations. For one thing, it rekindles age-old fears about the Selkie, the seal-man who claims his victims and drags them beneath the waves. Torquil McKinnon, recently promoted to the rank of inspector in the Hebridean constabulary, soon has his hands full. Not only has his old flame, crime writer Fiona Cullen, returned to the island for the festival, but also it appears there is a serial killer on the loose.
Reviews:
  • Nuadador
I read several chapters and decided that it was not worth completing. I simply didn't like the writing and didn't care at all about the characters. Also, I could tell this going to be one of those romance novel mysteries when the impossibly good-looking​ woman rides into town on her motorcycle and meets up with her bagpipe playing/motorcycle riding/small town police chief ex-boyfriend. Is this enough to dissuade you from purchasing the book yet?? Top that off with kitschy highland island information (I'm was a highland dancer in my youth so have some actual knowledge), and you have a book that I just couldn't bring myself to slog through.
  • Reggy
Who would have thought that a literary and folk arts fair in a distant Hebridean island could lead to so much mayhem? Moray's West Uist (an imaginary companion to the real Uists and Lewis islands) is the bailiwick of Inspector Torquil McKinnon and his two fellow police officers, a feisty female sergeant and a hammer throwing champion constable. With the arrival of visitors for the festival and the gathering, resulting in the doubling of the island population, they have their hands full. One of the writers attending the Festival is an old flame of Torquil, along with a nervous agent, a publisher, an enigmatic Thai surgeon, a young travel writer, and the Scottish Minister of Culture. The last two are the guests of the local laird. The reader knows that one of these just has to be the sinister person introduced in the chilling prologue. Soon the Inspector and his team have several murders to solve. They are helped by Torquil's uncle and the local doctor, and hindered somewhat by the editor of the island newspaper. The murders are solved although the reader may not have expected the denoument to be quite so shocking and nasty.
What is most appealing about this series are the descriptions of the island and the local characters. Torquil is
a very attractive protagonist and he's a piper as well! He's also intelligent and courageous ( how many other inspectors would be willing to call their superintendent a prat to his face?). I look forward to reading more in this series.
  • Cointrius
This was amateurishly written and rather silly, with a melodramatic ending that seemed like something from an '80s soap opera. I spotted several typos, including unintentionally funny ones like "sturgeon" instead of "surgeon" and "buddy" instead of body or biddy.

The novel starts out promisingly enough, but it simply doesn't have polish; it reads like fanfiction or something self-published.

Female characters' breasts and body-type are mentioned repeatedly, even in contexts where it's not relevant. I don't find this strongly offensive, but it's pretty silly and makes it seem like a book written by, or for, teenage boys. Everyone is young and sexy, unless they've been designated as a sidekick or a villain.

The setting is appealing and there's nothing objectionable about the main character, but this just isn't a well-written book. Definitely feels like a first attempt. The plotting starts out solidly enough, but the ending is just too over-the-top and implausible.
  • Arcanescar
The Gathering is a festival and competition held on an island in the Hebrides off the coast of Scotland. Needless to say, things turn deadly and it is up to the local police to find the culprit. This is the first in a series and it works well on establishing the characters and especially the remote and interesting setting. The book begins with an unidentified murderess and unidentified victims. I find this sort of beginning to be irritating, not engaging. In this book, it never made any sense until the summing up at the end. There are multiple suspects, plenty of secrets, and motives abound. The writing style is clear and engaging and the pacing is fast enough to keep your interest. It is a police procedural that is not overly violent or gory. Our lead detective is Torquil McKinnon and he plays traditional music on the bag pipes. I am looking forward to the next book in the series to see how the series moves forward with the continuing characters.
  • Qucid
At first it was rather slow, but I realized that the characters needed to be built before delving too much into the story. the story really got exciting toward the end. Thanks for a great read.
  • Tolrajas
It started off well, but the characters are flat -- two-dimensional. I did finish it, but it took me awhile. I enjoyed the Scottish setting, but there needs to be more character development and some tension in the plot in determining who the villain is.
  • Coiron
Enjoyed it immensely, so much so that I ordered the rest of the series.
Took me a chapter or two to get into it, but once in I enjoyed the characters and plot lines.
Will be reading the next one.