Death on Lindisfarne by Fay Sampson

Leah Courtney
I stumbled upon Fay Sampson last year when I read and reviewed The Hunted Hare. She is a British author who has written many children's novels and now has The Hunted Hare and Death on Lindisfarne - mysteries for adults with Aidan, the main character.

In Death on Lindisfarne, Aidan takes his young daughter to Lindisfarne, an island off of the coast of England that was a center of Celtic Christianity. While they are there, taking part on a learning holiday with a guide who is teaching the history of the island, there is a murder. And Aidan finds himself unexpectedly in the middle of solving the case.

I loved this book as much as I loved The Hunted Hare. I'm not usually a mystery fan. But both of these have really been enjoyable.

Sampson is British which is evident from her wording and writing style. I love those tones to her writing. Her characters are interesting and memorable. The story is fast-paced and held my interest easily. It isn't a very long or complicated read, so it's a read that is fun to pick up and finish in a day or two.

I think you could read Death on Lindisfarne even if you hadn't read The Hunted Hare. There is reference to Aidan's family which may be a spoiler if you're planning to go back and read the first one. But the story stands alone and is easy to understand even without having read the first book.

I give this one 5 stars and a PG rating for content.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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