The Murray of Letho series by Lexie Conyngham
They are historical mysteries set in Georgian Scotland. They are very well written. Here is the review that I wrote for the first book in the series:-
"I downloaded this book on a whim because it was cheap. I wasn't expecting much but have been stunned by the quality of the writing. This is an author to watch, a real talent. This is a satisfying mystery set in early nineteenth century St Andrews, Scotland. I loved the author's turn of phrase; here are a couple of examples "..heavy jowls nestled in his high collar like a toad in mud. He swept through the crowd like a frigate through a fishing fleet..", and in describing the music at an evening reception "..a pair of violins unhappily married and fallen on bad times."
I really enjoyed reading this. There is plenty of mystery to exercise the mind, good characterisation, a well-constructed story and tragedy. I do hope that this author will soon make more of her books available on the kindle. "
The four book titles are:-
Death in a Scarlet Gown (Murray of Letho #1)
Knowledge of Sins Past (Murray of Letho #2)
Service of the Heir (Murray of Letho #3)
An Abandoned Woman (Murray of Letho #4)
All just 77p each for the month of October.