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The Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries by Kaitlyn Dunnett

 

Available in Stores and in e-book format

October 28, 2014

 

Ho-Ho-Homicide

the 8th Liss MacCrimmon Mystery

 

 

Ho Ho Homicide-comp

 

 

more details coming soon!

 

When an old friend asks Liss and Dan to spend a week on a Maine Christmas tree farm,

Liss thinks they’re in for an idyllic vacation.

Boy is she wrong!

 

 

 

 

In Stores Now

 

Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones

 

7th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series

 

 

 

Kensington Books

hardcover

ISBN 978-0-7582-7267-6

$24.00

paperback

ISBN 978-0-7582-7268-3

$7.99

 

ebook also available

 

 

Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones, the seventh Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery by Kaitlyn Dunnett, takes place at Halloween in Moosetookalook, Maine, but it will be in stores this summer, on July 30th to be exact. In this adventure, newlywed Liss and her friends are trying to turn an abandoned house into a “haunted mansion” as a fundraiser. Minor mishaps and objects that mysteriously vanish only to reappear somewhere else seem like harmless pranks at first, but the game turns deadly when a skeleton Liss acquires for a special effect is replaced by the very real, very dead body of someone she knows.

 

From the reviewers:

 

Publisher's Weekly: "Cozy fans are in for a Halloween treat."

 

RT: "This is a solid addition to this charming series set in small-town Maine."

                                                                                                    

 


 

 

Still Available

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Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides

6th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
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Kensington Books
hardcover
ISBN 978-0-7582-7265-2
$23

paperback

ISBN 978-0-7582-7266-9

$7.99

ebook also available

 

When it comes to weddings, Liss MacCrimmon's mother, Vi, has her own ideas about tradition. Instead of white, Vi sees tartan, tartan, and more tartan. And she sees it at the Medieval Scottish Conclave at the Western Maine Highland Games. Add picketers protesting the reenactment of a historic battle and a reproduction broadsword as a murder weapon and Liss finds herself smack in the middle of another mystery. If Liss doesn't solve this one, and quickly, she might never say "I do," let alone "til death do us part."

from the reviewers:

Publisher's Weekly: "Filled with gems of Scottish history and culture, this intelligent entry will appeal to newcomers and established fans alike."

Goodreads: "A great summer read."

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Scotched

 

ISBN 978-0-7582-3881-8
Kensington Books
hardcover
$22.00

Click on the cover to read an excerpt.
ebook also available
paperback
ISBN 978-0-7582-3882-5
$7.99

 

from the dust jacket: Hundreds of the most creative minds in murder are assembling in the tiny town of Moosetookalook, Maine---and before the final page is turned, one of them will be writing in the past tense . . .

from reviews:

Publisher's Weekly: "a fast-moving plot with unexpected twists, and well-drawn characters help make this cozy a winner."

Kirkus Reviews: "Just like the Maine-ly Cozy Con authors, Dunnett provides a pleasant diversion with a wide choice of murder suspects for her heroine to investigate."

Booklist: "The mystery-conference frame, the details of small-town life, and the presence of an appealing amateur detective, who also has to resolve issues with a former flame while planning her wedding, contribute to a satisfying entry in the series."


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The Corpse Wore Tartan

4th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
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Kensington Books
hardcover
ISBN 978-0-7582-3879-5
$22

paperback
ISBN 978-0-7582-3880-1
$7.99

ebook also available

From the cover copy:

The bagpipes are blaring at The Spruces, Moosetookalook's finest hotel, reopened just in time to host the Burns Night Supper, an annual celebration of Scotland's beloved poet, Robert Burns. In the midst of a long Maine winter, the festivities are just the thing to give the hotel a much needed boost—and to bring fresh business to Liss's shop.

But when the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society arrives on the scene, they bring more than a hunger for haggis and a passion for plaid. The quarrelsome group harbors their share of long held grudges, and the animosity only grows as the whiskey flows. Then a fierce blizzard hits, trapping everyone—angry Scotsmen, hapless hotel staff, and Liss herself—inside.

"In time-honored Agatha Christie tradition, the blizzard provides an inviting, insular crime scene bristling with suspects."
Publisher's Weekly

"This is a teriffic locked room (locked hotel is more descriptive) mystery."
Harriet Klausner


 

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A Wee Christmas Homicide
3rd in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
click on the cover to read the first chapter
Kensington Books
ISBN 978-0-7582-1648-9
$6.99

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"Using Tiny Teddies, highly collectible bears, to launch a Twelve Days of Christmas marketing ploy should be a totally benign means of attracting customers for the business owners of Moosetookalook, Maine, but Liss MacCrimmon's brainchild brings in a frenzy of bear-hunters—and a crazed killer—in Dunnett's lively, clean-as-a-whistle third cozy to feature the co-owner of the Scottish Emporium."
Publisher's Weekly

"This cozy mystery has it all—a picturesque location, a bit of romance, some suspense, and a cast of appealingly quirky characters."
Booklist

 


 

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Scone Cold Dead

2nd in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kensington Books
mass market paperback
ISBN 978-0-7582-1646-5
$6.99

Liss MacCrimmon's old dance company comes for a visit and murder is there to greet them.
Once again the scene is rural Moosetookalook, Maine
where old friends and new join forces to find a killer.

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"Vivid descriptions of Maine during mud season and a quirky cast of characters."
Publisher's Weekly

"A delightful read."
Harriet Klausner


 

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Kilt Dead
1st in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kensington Books
ISBN 978-0-7582-1644-1
$6.99

When professional Scottish dancer Liss MacCrimmon suffers a career-ending knee injury,
she returns to her hometown, Moosetookalook, Maine, to recover,
figure out what she's going to do next, and help her aunt run
Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium.
What she doesn't count on is murder.

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"Kaitlyn Dunnett delivers high-kicking fun with characters as colorful as the tartans . . . a delightful new series."
Dorothy Cannell
author of Withering Heights

"A blithe and bonny mystery from Kaitlyn Dunnett! Cozy mystery readers should pour a cuppa and settle down to savor the flavor of the Highlands, the wee dram of Scottish folklore and the small town skullduggery that season this clever debut."
Nancy Martin,
author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries

"Strong local color and a surprise ending will make this a hit with the cozy crowd."
Publishers Weekly

"This breezy and assured debut mystery is more fun than a highland fling!"
Mystery Guild Club Review

 


 

Large Print Editions

 

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Center Point Publishing
hardcover, large print editions


 

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