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Legend in Green Velvet (1976)

by Elizabeth Peters

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Scotland is Susan's passion and obsession--and the opportunity to join a Highland dig is a dream come true for the young archaeology student. But then a sinister stranger slips Susan a cryptic message and is later found viciously slain. A mysterious peril has emerged from the mists to haunt Susan, sending her running for her life in the company of handsome, unconventional laird Jamie Erskine. For she has an unseen enemy hiding in the shadows--someone who, for some unknown reason, is going to great lengths to frame her for murder . . . and to bury Susan, if necessary, in this land she loves.… (more)
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If you like Scottish accents, you'll enjoy the reading of this tale of murder, chase and romance. ( )
  Angel.Tatum.Craddock | Dec 17, 2020 |
For an armchair archaeologist, this romp had plenty of history and just enough of a dig to have me googling sites and finds. It's a good tale for those who enjoy a comedic cozy mystery. ( )
  Muhrrynn | Jul 11, 2019 |
F Peters, Edinburgh, Scottish Highland, Romance, Deadly Pursuers, Mystery, Terror, Humor, Love Affair, Surprise Endings
  arlingtonlibrary | Jul 10, 2018 |
3.5 stars...I thought it was good quick read. I enjoyed the Scottish heritage stories and the setting the most. The writing was not on the level of the Peabody or Bliss series but it was still fun. ( )
  EmpressReece | Aug 22, 2016 |
I’m addicted to Elizabeth Peters and couldn’t pass up the chance to read a mystery set in Scotland. The mystery and setting were great as usual, but the main characters were not the best. Susan is a Scottish history buff who receives a message not intended for her and, as usual, it draws the bad guys’ attention. This, of course, leads to chaos for our heroine. Susan isn’t a bad heroine, she’s just… average. Nothing stood out about her personality and a lot of the time it felt like her only main purpose was to give us crash courses on Scottish history. The hero, James, was average as well. Except his main purpose was to drag Susan along with him while he was playing super secret spy. At the beginning James really bothered me, because he was an asshole and did very little to prove otherwise.

The plot and supporting characters were good enough to carry my attention throughout the whole book. There were only one or two small parts where the story dragged a bit and it was easily picked back up by another plot twist or quirky side character being added to the scene. The plot involved some small group of baddies bent on getting their hands on something.

I wouldn’t recommend anyone starting off with this book as their first Peters mystery. If you’re going to start off with any of her books I’d start with Crocodile on the Sandbank. But if you’re a fan her books, then there’s no harm in reading this one. It's still a good read, just not one of her best. ( )
  Book_Minx | Jan 24, 2015 |
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"There is good reason to believe... that the true Stone, of very different quality from the shapeless lump of red sandstone hallowed for so long by later royal posteriors, never actually left Scotland, having been secreted away by the Abbott of Scone before Edward could lay hands on it."

Nigel Tranter, Land of the Scots
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To Mother:
best friend, severest critic, fellow
traveller, and all-round inspiration
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The gravestones were black.
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Scotland is Susan's passion and obsession--and the opportunity to join a Highland dig is a dream come true for the young archaeology student. But then a sinister stranger slips Susan a cryptic message and is later found viciously slain. A mysterious peril has emerged from the mists to haunt Susan, sending her running for her life in the company of handsome, unconventional laird Jamie Erskine. For she has an unseen enemy hiding in the shadows--someone who, for some unknown reason, is going to great lengths to frame her for murder . . . and to bury Susan, if necessary, in this land she loves.

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