Dressed to Kilt

Dressed to Kilt

by Hannah Reed

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ISBN-13: 9780425265840
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Series: A Scottish Highlands Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 407,196
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Hannah Reed is the national bestselling author of the Scottish Highland Mysteries, including Off Kilter and Hooked on Ewe, and the Queen Bee Mysteries, including Beewitched and Beeline to Trouble. Her own Scottish ancestors were seventeenth- century rabble-rousers who were eventually shipped to the new world, where they settled in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. Hannah has happily traveled back to her homeland several times, and in keeping with family tradition, enjoyed causing mayhem in the Highlands.

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Dressed to Kilt 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
DRESSED TO KILT is the perfect installment to this wonderful series. Eden Elliott, the protagonist in this series, is facing the end of her tourist visa, and coming to grips with the fact she has to leave Scotland. But before that happens, you know author Hannah Reed has to give Eden one more murder to solve. And this one is a doozy! Hannah Reed once again gives her readers a story as strong as Scottish stout. AS with the first two books in the Scottish Highland Mysteries, DRESSED TO KILT is a well plotted whodunit that’s leads the reader on a wonderfully mysterious journey to the truth of the who and the why of the murder. Fans of Hannah Reed aka Deb Baker, are going to love DRESSED TO KILT, as will new readers to the series.
BeckyMcF More than 1 year ago
Continues as a great series! Book 3 is still set in Scotland and now Eden only has a few weeks left on her visa. I am sure there are others readers like me who are enjoying the Scotland setting and this cast of characters. Those thoughts kept running through my head while I was trying to solve the murder in the book. Along the way, folded cats, snowstorms, Ugly Americans, and whiskey making were thrown into the mix!
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Dressed to Kilt by Hannah Reed is the third book in A Scottish Highlands Mystery series. Eden Elliott is in Glenkillen, Scotland (in the Scottish Highlands) to work on her Highlands Desire Series (new romance series). Her friend, Ami Penderson, convinced her to go to Scotland and work to add authenticity to her books. Eden has been staying in a cottage on MacBride Farm. Eden met Vicki MacBride on the airplane from London. Eden’s six-month tourist visa is getting ready to expire (but Eden really does not want to leave), so she has little time left spend with friends and explore the area. Leith Cameron is a local barley supplier and Eden’s romantic interest. Leith invites Eden to a whiskey tasting at Glenkillen Distillery. It is a special event for a select few hosted by Bridie Dougal, the owner of Glenkillen Distillery (and chieftain of the Dougal clan). Eden is getting a tour of the distillery when she sees an arm sticking out of a washback. Eden rushes over to see if she can help. Eden finds Henrietta dead. Henrietta McCloud is Bridie’s long-time companion. Detective Inspector Kevin Jamieson soon arrives on the scene along with Sean Stevens. Who would want to hurt Henrietta and why did she want to speak with Eden (asked to meet with her after the whiskey tasting event)? Eden assists with the case as the local Special Constable (a volunteer position). It turns out that Bridie knew Eden’s grandfather and father. Eden has not heard from her father since she was six years old (when he went to Scotland to attend his father’s funeral). Being in Scotland is Eden’s chance to find out about her family and what happened to her father, but Eden has resisted. It looks like the door to the past has swung open and Eden has no choice but to enter. Join Eden as she sets out to find Henrietta’s killer and why her father never returned to his family. Dressed to Kilt may be the third book in the series, but you can read it alone (I have not had a chance to read the other books in the series yet). The book is nicely written and easy to read (has a good pace for the most part). I had some trouble liking Eden (I will probably warm up to her). I thought Eden spent too much time thinking and analyzing (and complaining). We are subject to her rambling thoughts (pages and pages of them). I wish the writer had provided more clues to the mystery (instead of complaints about Eden’s father which dominated the story). The mystery was twisty and curvy which was enjoyable. Some of the characters speak with a Scottish accent (of course), but it is difficult to read (comprehend). I give Dressed to Kilt 4 out of 5 stars (the mystery improved the rating). I will be reading the next book in the series. I believe Eden will improve (I hope) now that her daddy issues have been resolved. I received a complimentary copy of Dressed to Kilt from NetGalley (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest evaluation of the book. The opinions and comments expressed are strictly my own.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Author Eden Elliott’s time in Glenkillen, Scotland is drawing to close. She has been invited to a whisky tasting with Leith Cameron. The date totally goes off track when a body is found in a vat during a tour of the warehouse. Eden is called upon in her Special Constable status to work the case. When the investigation leads to a bit of her own heritage she and others believe she could be in danger. To solve the crime secrets may be revealed, secrets Eden had wished would stay secret. Hannah Reed has given us another fantastic story. A story that goes full circle as many secrets are revealed – Secrets of Eden’s family and secrets about her journey to the Scottish Highlands. Eden is a wonderful character. She has embraced her time in Scotland meeting new people and trying new things. Yes, she may have distant relatives there but that was not her purpose in coming. She wanted to write the best stories she could, set in the highlands and when her best friend suggested she go there she knew it was the right decision. Eden has grown so much since she has arrived. She is much more confident and that shows in her daily life and in her her writing. All the characters the author gives us are unique and realistic. The imagery she has created with her words makes the area come alive. Picturing the winter days there was so easy. The story had such a great flow, not too slow, not too fast, just right. There were plenty of twists and some puzzling clues. Each story in this series takes us off on a fabulous adventure. The characters are so appealing, I love the lilt of the language and the humor sprinkled throughout. I will never get to actually travel to Scotland but Hannah Reed has transported me there virtually three times and I hope she gets the chance to take us back there again soon. Each story reads well as a stand alone, but for maximum enjoyment you need to escape into all three.
Linda-D More than 1 year ago
The Scottish Highlands Mystery series is one of my favorites. Why? Well, the characters are heartfelt, the setting is awesome (I love letting my imagination drift away to Scotland), and the stories are always full of twists and surprises. "Dressed to Kilt" is another winner in this series. It's winter in Glenkillen, and an especially snowy one for that. Luckily for Eden, she has a little diversion - a social gathering in the form of a fancy whisky tasting. But the tasting hits a sour note when a woman is found drowned in a vat of alcohol. Eden is a likable character. I especially enjoyed how the murder ended up tying into her own Scottish heritage. There were a lot of surprises, keeping the storyline interesting. I like the introduction of Snooky, the Scottish Fold cat. I felt that the characters seemed real, and the story kept me engaged from beginning to end. In a world where there is always a lot of distractions, I found myself happily wrapped up in the book and its characters, and can't wait for another book in this series.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Dressed To Kilt is the third book in the A Scottish Highlands Mystery series. Once again Hannah Reed brings the Scottish Highlands alive for the readers with a very exciting and interesting story of life in the “snow globe” of Glenkillen. Eden Elliott has only a couple of weeks left on her visitors Visa and must return to the States. Amidst the worse snow storms in decades, Eden has received an invitation to a private whisky tasting at Glenkillen Distillery. She soon finds out that Leith has also gotten an invitation, which isn't that surprising as he supplies the barley to the distillery, but the odd thing is that they were from each other. Then Eden gets a call from Bridie Dougal, the matriarch of the distillery family, asking Eden to tea the afternoon of the tasting. Bridie feels she has some information of Eden's long lost father. This is information that is best left in the past, Eden feels. As the small gathering is enjoying the enjoying the tasting, Eden is given a tour of the warehouse of the distillery by Gordon Martin, who works at the distillery and is Bridie's housekeeper's son. As Martin is explaining the use of barrels and the vats on the floor is front of the barrels, they find the body of Henrietta, Martin's aunt, drowned in whisky. As a Special Constable, Eden begins working with DI Kevin Jamison to find the killer. An anonymous letter had threatening death had been received a week of so earlier, but with no name given, no one knew for sure who the intended victim might have been. Henrietta tended to be quite short when dealing with people, but it wasn't felt that it was enough for someone to murder her. As Eden begins to gather information it appears that her long lost father, might, in some way be involved. She doesn't want to have any contact with her father, but she does want to get the case solved before having to leave Scotland and return to Chicago. Definitely, will be looking forward to another visit to Glenkillen
Anonymous 8 months ago
Cute. Can't wait for next one
BeagleGirl123 10 months ago
I really enjoyed this book, but sadly, I think this is the last book in the series (I hope I'm wrong!!!). Nice mystery that tied the past to the present and gave our protagonist some closure. A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed previous books but not this one. Dreaded reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
296 pages I liked the setting and characters. Interesting to learn about scotland.
TuppenceLK More than 1 year ago
With "Dressed to Kilt", Hannah Reed has given us another terrific mystery set in the Scottish Highlands. Her sleuthing heroine, Eden Elliott, is one of my favorite protagonists and it was absolutely terrific to "accompany" her as she investigated both the murder and the mysteries surrounding her own past. Hannah Reed really has a talent for story telling. With vivid, colourful descriptions of Eden's surroundings (whether its her own cozy cottage, or the friendly village pub, or the beautiful countryside) you could actually believe you were there. Her characters, both the likeable ones and the ones you'd want to avoid, are brilliantly drawn, and the hint of romance rounds everything off wonderfully well. Really looking forward to the next in the Scottish Highlands Mysteries!