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The Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mysteries




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e-book: ISBN 979-8-201-43879-1


trade paperback: ISBN 979-8-201-74301-7



The three short stories and a novella that comprise The Valentine Veilleux Mysteries feature professional photographer Valentine Veilleux as an amateur sleuth. Val specializes in creating calendars for organizations to use for fundraising purposes. She is a free spirit who travels the country in a RV, custom-designed to serve as both home and workplace, with her three-legged cat, Lucky, for company. In the course of each job she takes on, she becomes involved with a group of people who know each other and often share dark secrets. When a member of such a group is murdered, Val has the advantage of an outsider's perspective combined with an insider's knowledge of the suspects, while her photographs provide clues the police have missed. Val first appeared in Kaitlyn Dunnett's ninth Liss MacCrimmon Mystery, The Scottie Barked at Midnight, and reappeared in the second book (Clause &Effect) of her Deadly Edits Mysteries.



Murder, She Edited

#4 in the "Deadly Edits" Series

featuring retired teacher turned "book doctor"

Mikki Lincoln and set in the Sullivan County

Catskills of New York State


Mikki unexpectedly inherits an abandoned farm in the countryside near Lenape Hollow. but it comes with a condition. She has to find, edit, and publish several diaries left behind by a previous owner. Simple, right? It should be . . . except that someone seems to be trying to stop her.


A stalker complicates Mikki's efforts to find the missing diaries. Is she just a fan of Mikki's old friend, a famous author of romance novels? Or does she have something more sinister in mind than correcting a few typos?


With a little help from her friends and her faithful cat, Calpurnia, Mikki sets out to unravel a mystery that has its roots in her own childhood.


From the reviewers:


"A charming and resourceful seventy-something heroine, family relationships, friendship, plot twists, and an editing and proofreading frame will please cozy fans." (Booklist)


"Don't let this one slip by. It's a 'must read' for cozy fans."



"This lively page turner is perfect for all mystery lovers with its solid narrative, a quirky side story, a 60-plus-year-old whodunit, and dialogue sure to thrill the grammar and punctuation perfectionist . . . Then there's Mikki, a character beyond compare and an absolute delight . . . a thoroughly captivating read. (Mystery Scene)



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Still Available

#13 in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series

available in hardcover and e-book formats

there will be no paperback reprint of this title



As if being in charge of the Moosetookalook, Maine's March Madness Mud Season Sale wasn't causing her enough trouble, Liss and her husband discover a body right in their own back yard. At first they think the dead man was a stranger, but things are seldom what they seem.


from the reviewers:


"Red herrings abound in this charming tale of small-town life and big-time murder." (Kirkus)


"Diverting characters complement the well-crafted plot. Cozy fans are in for an enjoyable ride." (Publishers Weekly)


For information on earlier books in the series

click here: The Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries





Listen to a podcast of an interview with Kathy Lynn Emerson (aka Kaitlyn Dunnett) by clicking here


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Alternating with other Maine mystery writers,
Kaitlyn Dunnett blogs at Maine Crime Writers
twice a month and has an author page there that is updated regularly.

Click here for a complete list of books by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Kathy Lynn Emerson, et al


Click here for more information about the Scotties featured on several of the book jackets


Kaitlyn is on Facebook Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson

Contact: KaitlynDunnett@gmail.com