Books in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series

by Kaitlyn Dunnett

 

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1st in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kensington Books
available in hardcover, paperback, large print, and as an ebook

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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.

"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

 

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2nd in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kensington Books
available in hardcover, paperback, large print, and as an ebook

 

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.

 

"Vivid descriptions of Maine during mud season and a quirky cast of characters." Publishers Weekly

"A delightful read." Harriet Klausner

 

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3rd in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kensington Books
available in hardcover, paperback, and as an ebook

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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." Publishers 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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4th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kensington Books
available in hardcover, paperback, large print, and as an ebook

 

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."
Publishers Weekly

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

 

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5th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kensington Books
available in hardcover, paperback, large print, and as an ebook

 

from the cover copy:

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 . . .

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

"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." Kirkus

"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." Booklist

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6th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kensington Books
available in hardcover, paperback, large print, and as an ebook

 

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.'

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

"A great summer read." Goodreads

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7th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series

Kensington Books

available in hardcover, paperback, large print, and as an ebook

 

 

Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones takes place at Halloween in Moosetookalook, Maine. 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.

 

"Cozy fans are in for a Halloween treat." Publishers Weekly

 

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

 

 

 

8th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series

Kensington Books

available in hardcover, paperback, large print, and as an ebook

 

 

In HO-HO-HOMICIDE, set five years after the end of the last entry in the series, an old friend asks Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin and her husband Dan to spend a week on a Maine Christmas tree farm, evaluating its potential as a profitable seasonal business, Liss thinks they're in for an idyllic vacation. Boy is she wrong! Between a missing person, an unidentified body, a mysterious maze, and a series of accidents there's no time to relax. To add to the pressure, the deadline to open a cut-your-own operation at the Christmas tree farm for the current season is fast approaching. And then there's that other matter, the very personal one Liss hoped she and Dan would have time to talk about once they were away from their usual busy routine.

 

 

In "Dunnett's enjoyable eighth Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery . . . the engaging, level-headed Liss starts asking questions and raising police hackles . . . Dunnett (the pseudonym of Kathy Lynn Emerson) skillfully uses misdirection to keep the reader guessing to the end." Publishers Weekly

 

"Fans of Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand series will enjoy this Yankee version of a plucky shop owner." Booklist

 

"It's got two things everyone likes - Christmas and murder." Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show

 

 

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9th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series

Kensington Books

available in hardcover, paperback, large print, and as an ebook

 

There are actually two Scottish Terriers, Dandy and Dondi. They are two thirds of an act called Deidre and her Dancing Doggies, in Maine to perform on a television reality/competition show. When Dandy goes missing, it is Liss who returns her to her owner. Little does she know that this act of kindness will lead her straight into the middle of another murder investigation.

 

 

"full of local color, suspicious characters, and adorable fur-babies. What's not to like?" Kirkus

 

"a keeper - a lively and all-too-believable escapade in the chill of March in still-snowy Maine. . . . Kaitlyn Dunnett provides a fresh new twist to her series, and shows that she's getting better and better . . . nicely twisted plot, great pacing, characters who are unforgettable, and the charm of friendly dogs to round it all out. . . . The Scottie Barked at Midnight is the perfect 'amateur sleuth' mystery to curl up with on a chilly late-autumn or winter's night." Beth Kanell at the Kingdom Books blog

 

"Fans of this long-running series will be pleased with this installment. And new readers need not worry, you can read this story without having read the others." Lisa K's Book Reviews

 

"Dunnett . . . deftly sketches the secondary characters, though they're an unpleasant lot, full of petty jealousies and given to backbiting. . . . readers should enjoy the behind-the-scenes look at the TV show." Publishers Weekly

 

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