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Monday, January 13, 2020

A View to a Kilt (Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries #13) by Kaitlyn Dunnett


A View to a Kilt

Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Kensington




Goodreads synopsis:
A series of blizzards have kept tourists away from Moosetookalook, Maine, and shoppers out of Liss MacCrimmon’s Scottish Emporium. But as warmer weather brings promises of tartan sales and new faces, melting snow reveals cold-blooded murder . . .

Liss has suddenly found herself in charge of the March Madness Mud Season Sale, a town-wide celebration created to boost the local economy during the slushy weeks of early spring. With businesses ailing after a rough winter, the pressure is on to make this year’s effort the can’t-miss-event of the season. But before Liss can get her hands dirty, her husband makes a horrifying discovery. There’s a dead man on their property, and he didn't die of natural causes . . .

Stunned by the murder mystery developing in her own backyard, Liss receives another shock. The victim is identified as Charlie MacCrimmon, an uncle believed to have died eleven years before Liss was born. No one has seen or heard from Charlie since he went off to fight in Vietnam. What secrets could he have been hiding for so many years, and who would want to kill a man long thought to be dead?

Enlisting the help of her family, Liss uncovers more questions than answers as she delves into her uncle’s murky past. One thing is clear—before he met his end, Uncle Charlie was desperately trying to warn her about something sinister. And unless Liss can soon track down a maniacal criminal as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster, she just might be the next MacCrimmon to disappear . . . 


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4.5 Stars

This is the thirteenth book in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery series by Kaitlyn Dunnett

I like how this mystery centered around family and discovery. This is the type of story that really sucks you in from the first page.

Basic synopsis: Liss’s husband finds a dead body in the back yard but this man is no random person, he was Liss’s uncle whom she never even knew about. The rest of the family thought him to be dead, MIA from the Vietnam War, but he had been alive and living in Miami as a private investigator for over fifty years. You get intrigued right from the start wondering why this man would keep his identity a secret for so long.

As Liss looks into her uncle’s past she uncovers a plot that could possibly ruin the town of Moosetookalook. There sure were a lot of overly stubborn people in this small tourist town. I’m sure the mystery could have been solved a whole lot faster if they had all been more open with each other.

I was entranced by this mystery and found a new series I could love and dig my teeth into.


If you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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