Liss MacCrimmon’s meddlesome mother is back in Moosetookalook, Maine, to serve a hefty portion of trouble in time for Thanksgiving. But when a scandalous murder case threatens to leave Liss alone at the table, family drama takes on a terrifying new meaning . . .
While Liss preps the Scottish Emporium for November’s inevitable shopping rush, other local businesses aren’t half as lucky. Year after year, her father-in-law’s rustic hotel can barely turn a profit during the stretch between autumn’s peak and ski season. Except this time, Mr. Ruskin realizes that the recipe for success lies in enticing an untapped niche clientele—childless couples desperate for a holiday away from family . . .
The unusual marketing tactic has everyone in Moosetookalook talking. Unfortunately, it also inspires a scathing social media campaign aimed at persuading tourists to boycott the hotel for affronting family values. Liss dismisses the bad publicity as being totally “overkilt”—until angry mobs fill the streets, the troublemaker who started it all turns up dead, and her loved ones are suspected of murder . . .
With so much at stake, Liss can’t possibly follow police orders to stay out of the investigation. There’s just one wee problem: saving her own clan could mean sending a friend or two behind bars. Now—partly helped, partly hindered by her difficult mother—Liss must digest a slew of unsettling clues and catch the real killer . . . or else everything she’s ever been thankful for may vanish before her eyes.
Praise for Kaitlyn Dunnett and her Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries!
X Marks The Scot
“A mysterious dark haired stranger, a treasure map, and a murder present yet another case for a durable amateur sleuth. Plenty of small town atmosphere and deliciously dubious suspects lift this entry above the series average.”
Kilt At The Highland Games
“Kaitlyn Dunnett writes a fun, energetic cozy.”
—Ellery Queen Magazine
The Scottie Barked At Midnight
“Dunnett's latest is full of local color, suspicious characters, and adorable fur-babies. What's not to like?”
“It has two things everyone likes, Christmas and murder.”
Vampires, Bones, And Treacle Scones
“Spooky . . . Cozy fans are in for a Halloween treat.”
Bagpipes, Brides, And Homicides
“Fans of Scottish lore or bookstore mysteries like Lorna Barrett’s and Carolyn Hart’s will enjoy this one.”
“This well-plotted novel provides pure entertainment.”
—RT Book Reviews
A Wee Christmas Homicide
“The blend of romance and cozy mystery will please lovers of all things Scottish.”
“A blithe and bonny mystery.”