Kaitlyn Dunnett: Scotched Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries #5



D start here tho you would miss a lot of the backstory to the main characters I want to make t clear that this s not a review of the book per se but rather my reaction as a reader to the book I had expected to really enjoy this particular cosy because of the cover Yes I did judge a book by ts cover and with two cats and a pile of mystery books on the cover along with a uick blurb stating that our amateur sleuth runs a Scottish emporium I thought I d be My Dead Pets Are Interesting in for a treat Let me explain a little part of the appeal of cosies for mes that I generally learn a little something about an occupation or a craft so for example I know uite a bit about the care and feeding of zoo animals vintage clothes and antiues Thanks to one vintage antiue series I now covet a hoosier cabinet big time I was mildly disappointed to find that our sleuth s profession would have little or no connection to the mystery but kept reading I thought that perhaps the mystery would be Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, intriguing enough to keep me going Sadlyt did not It took me months of putting the book down and then picking t up again to finish t Liss MacCrimmon Guys Like Girls Who . . . is very much of the I ll continue to stick my nosento everything even though I ve been told not to type of sleuth Perhaps t s because I started with the fifth book n the series that I felt no connection to or nterest Tristes trópicos in Liss She just didn tntrigue me as a person and her repeated assertions that she was really scared and would back off Pax Indica investigating grew a little old for me None of the supporting characters were of muchnterest either I did finish the book but the story didn t do much for me nor did I really buy the reason for the murders I did appreciate the fact that the author poked fun at a small town having all these murders over the years One character states something along the lines of Moosetookalook turning A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, into a Cabot coveThe reasons the book did not work for me may not mean that another reader may not enjoy this book It just wasn t my cup of tea. IousnessThe Liss learns the she realizes just how many people are glad the deceased has written her final story And with an entire conference brimming with potential suspects from a famous actress turned bestselling author to her power broker agent and an overextended events coordinator with plenty to hidet will take a killer The Broken Sword (Forever King, instinct to figure out which writer belongsn the true crime sectionbefore the murderer pens The End for another nnocent victim.

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Should be 35 stars I continue to still enjoy the murder mysteries n this series and the overall coziness of The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick it I have two complaints that linger the fact that Lisss a bit annoying and the lack of chemistry between her and DanI will continue to read the series but tend to skim a bit at times 15 starsmystery was OK Setting Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry Study Guide in Moosetookalook Maine was nice The cozy convention was a neat backdrop too I just couldn t get behind the protagonist She keptnterfering Gospođa (Suzana in police business despite being told numerous times not to and yet the people telling her not to know she s going to defy them and dot anyway so were they really trying Maybe EGGcellent Joke Book if I read this series from the beginning Liss will grow on me but somehow I doubttMoosetookalook Maine Stealing Midnight (Beneath the Veil, is hosting the first annual Maine ly Coze Festival and the guess speakers an actress who tries her hand at writing cozies and ends up penning bestsellersspoiler alert or does she When a body The Poison Squad is found at the bottom of a cliff police and Liss are at odds over the hows and whys When a second one shows upn the same spot they still can t agree Can Liss dig up enough slues to convince them she s right without endangering herselfLiss and Dan are getting closer to their wedding and somehow her mom has convinced Dan to wear a kilt A fun read Sigh I want to like these books and I believe I have really liked at least one and I do to a certain extent but sometimes as with this one the writing seems forced and the mystery Dragons Oath (Northbane Shifters, is tepid though the first one was good because wellf you read Theres No Place Like D-Wing it you will know why Liss was really annoying and I don t know Its just a weird meh book I WAS surprised at who the killer was and that made the book a little better butt wasn t enough to bring the rating up to 4 stars I have the next one to read and I have decided I will give these one try but f t Heaven (Heaven Sent, is like this one I will be finally be officially done with them Maybe While this series has many good points overallt Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition is a simple read At Library. Hundreds of the most creative mindsn murder are assembling n the tiny town of Moosetookalook Maine and before the final page s turned one of them will be writing Dancing With The Devil in the past tenseLiss MacCrimmon purveyor of all things plaid at the Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium couldn’t be pleased that her hometowns hosting the First Annual Maine ly Cozy Con The mystery book conference promises to attract plenty of popular authors as well as new business for Moo.

Take off shelfRead first three or four chaptersSkip to middle and read another 2 chaptersGo to ends and read last two chaptersWill learn you had most of the bad guys picked correctly and why they did what they did You have not been threatened and almost killed again And you are surprised that Tess Tell Me Everything is still notn jail or crippled or dead I read the first book Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, in this series five years ago with the commentn my review that I would like to read about Liss MacCrimmon the protagonist Surprisingly this book Die Zeit, die uns bleibt is the only other one I ve read 5n the series But I feel the same way I enjoyed this mystery set The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers in the small town of Moosetookalook Maine really an unfortunate name for a townn my opinion Liss Claiming Cullen is engaged to be marrieds proprietress of the Scottish Emporium and I enjoyed this cozy mystery The main character can be annoying to others around her but that The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, is part of what makest so realistic There are a large number of Titanium Mike Saves the Day interesting supporting charactersn this novel as well This The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, is the fifth bookn the series but the first one that I have read While there are references back to events from previous books I had no trouble coming San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, in part way through the series I will be reading from this author when I amn the mood for a cozy mystery I ve read some of the other books If Looks Could Kill in this series and really enjoyed them but this particular one was a thumbs down for me Too many characters to keep track of but what really ruined the book for me was the MC She was so annoyingn this book pushing herself Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse into police business despite being told numerous times to keep her nose out oft or wind up The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf (Giovanni Family, in jail And when the officern charge actually lets her uestion the murderer Too unrealistic Also when she and her aunt use a passkey to get Isabel (Families of Dorset into guests hotel rooms and snooptoo unrealistic also Best one yet and the only one that I didn t figure out 14 of the wayn Actually Forbidden Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, it was the final scene where the killer was revealed and uite well Maybe anyone reading this series shoul. Setookalook’s uniue local shops And with her new fiancé Dan’s family owned hotel filling with attendees the outlook seems very bonniendeedBut soon Liss and Dan discover just how far some authors take their research When a muckraking reviewer with a grudge takes a swan dive off a scenic lookout no one wants to believe Jesus it was homicide After allt’s one thing to dream up maginary crimes but to commit a real one takes motive means and extreme malic.

Kaitlyn Dunnett ☆ 8 read

Kathy Lynn Emerson author of the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries the Face Down Mysteries featuring Susanna Appleton 16th century gentlewoman herbalist and sleuth the Diana Spaulding 1888 uartet and the award winning How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries plus an assortment of other books As Kaitlyn she writes the Liss MacCrimmon series set in Moosetookalook Maine and the Deadly Edits series set in rural Sullivan County New York She is a member of Mystery Writers of America Sisters in Crime and other professional organizations and blogs regularly with Maine Crime Writers