A Wee Christmas Homicide (Liss MacCrimmon Series #3)

A Wee Christmas Homicide (Liss MacCrimmon Series #3)

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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…  See more details below

Overview

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."
--Booklist



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




"Perfect for the holiday season."
--Romantic Times

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Liss MacCrimmon (Stone Cold Dead), proprietor of the Scottish Emporium in the Maine town of Moosetookalook, helps her fellow businesspeople drum up shoppers by launching a holiday campaign claiming their small community is the only place left to get this season's hottest stuffed toy. Someone gets greedy, however, and the toy store owner is murdered. Liss and a quirky cast of supporting characters start their own investigation. For cozy mystery aficionados.
Kirkus Reviews
A little Maine town is brought to its knees by the frenzied pursuit of a popular Christmas toy. Tiny Teddies are one hot item. One of the few stores in New England that seems to have any available is Moosetookalook's Scottish Emporium, the shop run by Liss MacCrimmon and owned by her aunt. Even after she becomes aware of their scarcity, Liss sells her bears at the normal price, while her greedy rival merchants Gavin Thorne and Marcia Milliken continue to raise their prices at a meteoric rate. The bear mania gives Liss an idea for promoting the whole town of Moosetookalook: to arrange a Twelve Days of Christmas celebration in the hope that frantic bear hunters will spread their money around town. When Gavin is found shot dead in his store, Liss's friend, police officer Sherri Willett, and Liss's sometime love interest, state cop Gordon Tandy, think the motive is robbery plain and simple, but Liss is sure that those bears are a motive. Despite objections from Gordon's romantic rival, Dan Ruskin, Liss can't help but stick her nose into the mystery. Her plan brings plenty of business to Moosetookalook, along with plenty of trouble and a death-defying chase that ushers in Christmas. Dunnett's third is a wee bit complicated (Scone Cold Dead, 2008, etc.). But the blend of romance and cozy mystery will please lovers of all things Scottish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758262042
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Liss MacCrimmon Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
58,838
File size:
669 KB

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