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A view to a kilt, Kaitlyn Dunnett

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A view to a kilt
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A view to a kilt
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Kaitlyn Dunnett
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eng
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"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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  • Liss MacCrimmon, owner of the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine, is swamped with the details of running the region's March Madness Mud Season Sale when the dogs she is taking care of find a dead body in her backyard. It turns out that the murder victim is Liss’ uncle, Charlie MacCrimmon, who her family believed had died in Vietnam during the war. When the state police detective in charge of the case determines that Liss’ father is the chief suspect in the killing, Liss, encouraged by her parents, investigates to clear him. Liss and her mother travel to Florida to search Charlie’s home and then interview people in Moosetookalook who knew him when he was a teen. Complicating matters, the town council wants to sell Moosetookalook's water rights to a company that Liss learns from evidence hidden by Charlie is an unscrupulous business. Was Charlie’s murder personal, connected to his early years in Moosetookalook, or did it stem from his plan to blow the whistle on the company seeking the water rights? Justice prevails in this small-town cozy, with its quirky characters and lovingly described Maine setting. -- Sue O'Brien (Reviewed 2/28/2020) (Booklist, vol 116, number 12)
  • Conflict over whether Moosetookalook, Maine, should allow the conglomerate Merveilleuse International to purchase rights to the town’s natural spring water drives Dunnett’s entertaining 13th Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery (after 2018’s Overkilt). It’s neighbor against neighbor, as some believe it will save the town and others think it will destroy it. The night of the town hall meeting to vote on the issue, a man is found dead in Liss’s backyard who turns out to be Charlie MacCrimmon, Liss’s uncle who was MIA in Vietnam and presumed dead for more than 50 years. How and why did he end up in Liss’s backyard, where has he been all these years, and why is he in possession of damning information on Merveilleuse International? After Liss’s father is arrested for the murder, Liss searches for information about her uncle and uncovers a secret involving him and several town residents, but is it a secret to kill over? Diverting characters complement the well-crafted plot. Cozy fans are in for an enjoyable ride. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (Feb.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 12/16/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 51, p)
  • Murder hits close to home for an unconventional Maine sleuth. The most contentious question at the Moosetookalook town meeting is whether the hamlet should sell water rights to Merveilleuse International. It seems like an obvious move, but people are concerned about local wells drying up. Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin, who runs the Scottish Emporium and is active in town affairs, has her own opinion. So do her parents, Vi and Mac, who've recently returned to the area. Liss' Aunt Margaret is off on a genealogy trip to Ireland (no, not Scotland), and when the two Scotties Liss is petsitting for her kick up a fuss in the yard, her husband, Dan, goes outside and finds a dead man. Chief of Police Sherri Campbell, a friend who's relied on Liss' keen senses before (Overkilt, 2018, etc.), recognizes that this is a case for dour detective Kelly Cussler of the Maine State Police. Liss has a moment of déjà vu when the dead man reminds her of her father, but the whole family is flabbergasted when fingerprints identify the body as that of Charles Edward MacCrimmon, a private eye living in Florida. Charlie was Mac's brother, listed as MIA in Vietnam and thought dead for 50 years. When the police discover that Mac was the beneficiary of Charlie's will, their suspicions prompt Liss and Vi to journey to Florida in search of answers. Why did Charlie return home after so long? Under the floorboards in his house they discover papers hinting that Charlie may have been working for the government and investigating Merveilleuse, providing two possible motives for his death. But Charlie was also pretty wild in his youth, and Liss can't help wondering if there's something in his past that got him killed. Red herrings abound in this charming tale of small-town life and big-time murder. (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2019)
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Dunnett, Kaitlyn
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813/.54
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no index present
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fiction
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Kensington Publishing Corp
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Series statement
A Liss MacCrimmon mystery
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0013
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  • MacCrimmon, Liss (Fictitious character)
  • Scottish Americans
  • Uncles
  • Family secrets
  • Stores, Retail
  • Murder
  • Maine
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A view to a kilt, Kaitlyn Dunnett
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781496712653
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(hardback)
Lccn
2019950878
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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MYSTERY
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(OCoLC)1136133714
Label
A view to a kilt, Kaitlyn Dunnett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781496712653
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019950878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)1136133714

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