A Wee Christmas Homicide (Liss MacCrimmon Series #3)

A Wee Christmas Homicide (Liss MacCrimmon Series #3)

by Kaitlyn Dunnett

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Tis the season to be jolly, but in Moosetookalook, Maine, Christmas cheer is in short supply due to a snowless winter that's keeping skiers and shoppers at a distance. Fortunately, Liss MacCrimmon of the Scottish Emporium has a plan. . .

Liss's brainstorm focuses on Tiny Teddies, the new "hot" toy of the season. Every store across the country is out of stock—except a few wee establishments in good ol' Moosetookalook.

The first sign of something amiss occurs when the last Tiny Teddy is summarily executed: shot through the heart in the display window of greedy toy store owner Gavin Thorne. But the Teddy's demise is just a precursor to the eerily similar murder of Gavin himself. . .

Now, with the Twelve (or, in Scots terms, the Daft) Days of Christmas rapidly approaching, Liss has a plate full of things worse than haggis to contend with, starting with a stockroom packed with poultry (don't ask), and ending with a killer who'd like to see Liss's goose well and fully cooked. . .

"A picturesque location, a bit of romance, some suspense, and a cast of appealingly quirky characters."

"The blend of romance and cozy mystery will please lovers of all things Scottish."
Kirkus Reviews

"Perfect for the holiday season."
Romantic Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758216489
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: Liss MacCrimmon Series , #3
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 0.90(w) x 4.40(h) x 1.00(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 in the mountains of western Maine and can be reached through her website at www.kaitlyndunnett.com.

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Wee Christmas Homicide (Liss MacCrimmon Series #3) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
ninjamom More than 1 year ago
This is the first Kaitlyn Dunnett book I've had the opportunity to read. I found it a little boring and just so-so. I think it's a good book for light reading but the characters are too easy to forget. I found myself going back through the pages to figure out who is who.
cbl_tn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Liss MacCrimmon discovers that tiny Moosetookalook, Maine, has the only supply in New England of the season's hottest Christmas item, she convinces the other business owners to participate in a festival that will draw shoppers to the town. When one of her fellow shop keepers is murdered, Liss ends up in the middle of the investigation.Once I was able to overlook the improbability of the impromptu town festival, I enjoyed this Christmas cozy. I like Liss, and I enjoyed the references to other mystery writers and the tongue-in-cheek references to the kinds of situations cozy heroines like Liss find themselves in. This series is one of my favorite discoveries of the year, and I look forward to reading about more of Liss's adventures.
harperhaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eh...it was ok. Not overly engaging
WillowOne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liss MacCrimmon has a stroke of genius when her small town of Moosetookalook, Maine is in need of business. It turns out that they have the only "must have" toy of the season in New England. With no snow to bring in the skiers they decide to use the toy to their advantage and bring the shoppers to them. As the shoppers descend on the small town differences of opinion and arguments break out among local business owners and customers. When it turns into murder Liss can't seem to keep her nose out of the police investigation.I have read all three books in this series and they are enjoyable. I know part of this is due to my love of all things Scottish. There are times that I feel they are a bit long winded but they are descent, cozy mysteries all the same.
tloeffler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Third in the Liss Maccrimmon Scottish Mystery series. It's Christmas time, and there's no snow in Moosetookalook, Maine. Liss MacCrimmon, proprietor of the Scottish Emporium, discovers that she has some little bears that are collectibles, and difficult to find this Christmas (think Beanie Babies). This turns into her idea of promoting the city by promoting the bears and having a Christmas pageant. Amusing, but a bit weird.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every Christmas there is a hot item. This year it is a "tiny teddy," and Moosetookalook appears to be the last place in all of New England to have them in stock. Liss spearheads a marketing campaign so that all the merchants of this small town benefit. One of the tiny teddys is shot. It's not long before there is a death. Was the death related to the tiny teddy craze, or was it just coincidental? Liss can't resist getting involved in the investigation in spite of the dangers she encountered in the past and the warnings of her friends and the investigators. This is an enjoyable series because of the setting and the characters. The mystery itself could have probably been a bit more focused. At times it seemed like it was going too many directions at once. In spite of its weaknesses in plotting, it's a quite enjoyable read, and I'll look forward to future installments.
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Slow and boring read. I had to force myself to finish it so that I could move on to something else.
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MimiOh More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this Christmas mystery. Fairly quick and simple to read. Nothing to heavy here...I am more into Patricia Cornwell type crime novels but if you want something on the lighter side and fairly quick to read this would fill your needs nicely!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As small town mystery series go, it's OK. I like the Scottish angle, but how many people can get killed in such a small town before everyone dies or moves out?
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JKMac More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good read - no glaring typo errors. Would I read it again? Probably not, but I usually don't reread books anyway unless they are part of a series and I then "skim" the earlier books in the series to catch up.
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Although the story was kind of cute, it was very slow paced book.
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Good read, held my interest...funny...lots of twists...likeable characters.
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