"A View to a Kilt" By Kaitlyn Dunnett: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review and links to purchase it.

Liss MacCrimmon owns the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine. Mostly she does mail order sales of Scottish items, tartans, kilts, scarves, and more, but during leaf peeping season and the famous Moosetookalook’s March Madness Mud Season Sale, business is booming at the brick and mortar. Usually, Liss’s Aunt Margaret is around to help, but she’s off to explore more branches on the family tree. However, Liss’s mom is on hand with many suggestions and even more critiques.

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With Margaret gone, Liss and hubby Dan are in charge of keeping Margaret’s two Scotties. When they’re barking and refuse to come inside, Dan thinks they’ve treed a squirrel. Instead, he’s shocked to find a dead guy in their backyard. Liss is asked to take a look to see if it’s someone she knows. Although he looks familiar, he is a stranger.

As if that wasn’t enough of a shock, the man is identified by his fingerprints. He’s Charlie MacCrimmon, Liss’s uncle who was MIA during the Vietnam war and declared dead many years ago. Now, her father is a suspect since the state police don’t believe he didn’t know his brother was still alive.

Finding cryptic clues only makes things more confusing and then downright dangerous. This tale is full of twists you won’t see coming and clues that puzzle more than solve the mystery. In the end, it all comes together in a sensible solution. Be prepared to hold your breath through several scenes. As always, life in a small town is comforting and annoying. Readers would love to hang out at the Emporium—at least until Liss’s mother shows up. Then it would be best to duck!

To enter to win a copy of A View to a Kilt, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "kilt,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 21, 2020. US residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

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  1. Been reading this series. It's a good read.
    this one sounds great. thanks

  2. Scottish Sleuth in Maine...Two trends in cozies smashed together!

  3. Doesn’t this look great!


  4. This series sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. New series for me but sounds fun.

  6. My Scottish ancestors demand that I attempt to win a copy of this fun-looking book. Thanks for the chance! crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  7. This book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win it! Lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Great series. Would really like to read "A View To A Kilt".

  9. A new author and series for me! tWarner419@aol.com

  10. After reading all the mysteries I do I am always worried when my fur kids have something "cornered" in the yard. One of these days I am sure...

    LaurasReadingBlog AT gmail DOT com


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