Kilt at the Highland Games (Liss MacCrimmon Series #9)

Kilt at the Highland Games (Liss MacCrimmon Series #9)

by Kaitlyn Dunnett

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It’s July in Moosetookalook, Maine, and Scottish Emporium proprietress Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is prepping her wares for the annual Western Maine Highland Games. But when a suspicious fire leads to the disappearance of an entire family, and the sound of gunshots on the opening day of the Celtic festival leads to a dead body, Liss races to nab an elusive killer. Unable to shake the feeling that new victims are being targeted around town, she’ll need to act swiftly, because when it comes to this kind of game, somebody has to lose . . .
“Full of local color, suspicious characters, and adorable fur-babies. What's not to like?”
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758292933
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Series: Liss MacCrimmon Series , #9
Sales rank: 254,657
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

KAITLYN DUNNETT first caught the Scottish heritage bug when her husband learned to play the bagpipes. Many Scottish festivals and parades later, and after a brief stint as bass drummer with a bagpipe band, she decided to combine her love of things Scottish with her love of writing. The Liss MacCrimmon mysteries are the result. Kaitlyn lives on a Christmas tree farm in the mountains of western Maine and can be reached through her website at

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Kilt at the Highland Games (Liss MacCrimmon Series #10) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Could hardly put it down ! Kept me guessing - didn't know what would happen next ! Fun read.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Kilt at the Highland Games is a fun whodunit listen... Kilt at the Highland Games by Kaitlhyn Dunnett is a cozy mystery set in the fictional small town of Moosetookalook, Maine. IF you are looking for a romance, you should look elsewhere as there was none. The book features an amateur sleuth, Liss MacCrimmon, who calls Moosetookalook home. I’m sure I won’t be the only Scottish lover to be drawn to this book because of the Scottish references in the title. I confess that another lure for me was that I also wanted to listen to Tanya Eby who narrates the book. Liss MacCrimmon is married to Dan, a woodworker and member of Moosetookalook’s volunteer fire department. Liss is a former Scottish dance troupe dancer. She now operates a Scottish Emporium and the tale finds her busy prepping her wares for the annual Celtic heritage festival held in July. Sadly, it seems that a crime wave has afflicted the normally quiet town making this year’s festivities a wee bit more eventful than usual. As the story opens, Liss awakens to a fire engulfing the town’s bookstore. When the fire dies down, Angie Hogencamp and her two kids are not found among the ruin, so where are they? Then, when a homicide occurs on the opening day of the games, Liss’ sleuthing skills hype up. Unfortunately, they also put her in danger. This story included a myriad of quirky supporting characters from – but not limited to - a dastardly alderman who wanted to shut down the town’s public library to save money, the town’s librarian who had quite a collection of antique weapons and a particularly nasty town visitor who was a stickler for anything Gaelic. To the author’s credit, I had no issue whatsoever keeping track of the characters. Tanya Eby ably narrated Kilt at the Highland Games. This is the first time I’ve ever listened to Tanya Eby. It appears that this book is the first book in this series to be offered in an audio edition as well. Tanya delivered a solid polished performance with a clear, pleasant voice, differentiating between the characters to where I never had an issue wondering who was speaking. I would not hesitate to pick up another audio by her based upon this listening experience. Kilt at the Highland Games is the tenth installment in the Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries series and I have not read any of the earlier installments. Even so, the book worked well as a standalone read as the development of the danger plot is fully contained within this novel. That said, it’s possible that if I’d had a previous connection to the main character, I may have rated the book higher. I enjoyed listening to Kilt at the Highland Games. Feeding my love of anything-Scottish, the tale included many references to the games and the associated dancing, Scottish-themed merchandise, tartan kilts, bag piping and brogue. In addition, many of Moosetookalook residents seemed to have roots in Scotland. Kilt at the Highland Games was a fun whodunit listen – perfect for a quick escape. I plan to keep my eye out for future availability of this series in audio. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there. 3 1/2 Wine Glasses
Nancy0708 More than 1 year ago
Small town Moosetookalook, Maine is having a major crime spree. Arson, missing persons, vandalism and then murder have resident shop operator Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin asking questions. Her friend Angie and her two children are missing after their book store burns down but Liss soon finds there is more going on than arson and missing friends. This is A Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery series book but could easily be read as a stand alone. I have read and enjoyed all the books in this series and if you enjoy learning about Scottish things you will love this series. I received this story from Net Galley in exchange for a honest review.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Kaitlyn Dunnett is a new author for me and I will definitely be looking for more of her books. Even though this is the 10th book in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery series, I was not lost as there was enough information given from previous books that I could follow the story. I will however, go back to the beginning and read the series. It's July in Moosetookalook, Maine and they are hosting the Maine Highland Games. Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin, who runs the Scottish Emporium, is getting ready for the festival. When she is awakened at 3:35 in the morning, she smells smoke and by the time the alarm goes off, she realized it is the bookstore and apartment belonging to her friend Angie Hogencamp and her two children. When the blaze dies down, however, the family is nowhere to be found in the crowd or among the ruins. They seem to have vanished. The next day, Liss finds out the the post office has been vandalized and the mail gone through. On opening day of the Highland Games, on their way to watch the fireworks as part of the opening ceremony, Liss and her husband Joe hear a gunshot. When they follow the sound, they find the body of selectman, Jason Graye. Because they found the body, does that make them persons of interest? Liss can not keep her nose out of the mystery. She is sure that all these crimes tie together in some way. She keeps saying she is not trying to catch a murderer, but she does not back off. Even though the culprit is revealed before the end of the story, the motive is not given right away. There is also suspense regarding the family of Angie and their safety. The characters in this book are multi-dimensional and very interesting. They have hidden strengths and talents that come out in this story. This is a well-plotted murder mystery with enough twists, turns, and suspects to keep the reader involved. I read this one very quickly as I wanted to find out whether I was correct in my guesses (I wasn't). I also liked some of the Scottish information I learned in the story. I definitely recommend this book to cozy mystery lovers. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Kilt at the Highland Games is the tenth book in A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery series. Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is getting ready for the Western Maine Highland Games which are being held in Moosetookalook, Maine (what a mouthful) this year. Liss’ shop The Scottish Emporium will have a booth at the event. One evening Liss awakens and looks out the window. Angie’s Books is on fire. The emergency bells rings out calling for assistance from the volunteer fire fighters (Dan Ruskin, Liss’ husband is a member). Liss rushes over as well worried about her friend, Angie Hogencamp and her family. Angie is nowhere to be seen and neither are her two children, Beth and Bradley. It turns out that they are not in the burning building either. Where are the Hogencamp’s? Liss starts checking around town to see who saw Angie last. Liss thought she knew Angie very well, but everyone has secrets. The Western Maine Highland Games begin and Liss hopes this will distract her from her worry over Angie. But then town selectman, Jason Graye is found dead. Jason was not a well-liked man. He was trying to close the library to save the town money and Dolores Mayfield, town librarian, had declared war (want to guess who is a main suspect). Liss, of course, is drawn to the crime and cannot help but look into it (she just loves investigations). Liss is going to be busy tracking down Angie and her family as well as Jason’s killer. While Kilt at the Highland Games is the tenth book in the series, it can be a stand-alone novel. Kaitlyn Dunnett updates the readers on Liss and her history. The characters in the book are well developed and likeable (Aunt Peg is entertaining). I found the novel easy to read as are all of the book in this series. There is a wonderful description of Dan Ruskin’s puzzle tables in the book. Anyone that loves putting together puzzles will want one of these tables (I do)! The two mysteries in Kilt at the Highland Games are appealing and complex. I give Kilt at the Highland Games 4 out of 5 stars. Kilt at the Highland Games is told from more than one point-of-view which is a little confusing (it gets easier the further you get into the book). I have read every book in this series and have liked all of them. I will definitely read the next book in A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery series. I received a complimentary copy of the novel in exchange for an honest evaluation. The opinions and comments expressed are strictly my own.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the tenth book in the A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery series written by Kaitlyn Dunnett. It's July in Moosetookalook, Maine, and Scottish Emporium proprietress Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is prepping her wares for the annual Celtic heritage festival. When a fire ravages the local bookstore late one evening, Liss immediately fears the worst for owner Angie Hogencamp and the two young children who live above the shop. After the terrible blaze dies down, however, the family is nowhere to be found among the ruins. It's as if the three just vanished into smoke. When the sound of a gunshot leads Liss to selectman Jason Graye's dead body on opening day, she's drawn into a full-blown homicide investigation like a moth to a flame. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.