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Matters worse there is a snow storm that cuts the electricity and the people in the hotel are stranded This is my first read of the series of these books They are Kilt Dead Scone Cold Dead A Wee Christmas Homicide and The Corpse Wore Tartan The author became interested in Scottish heritage after her husband began to play the bagpipes I have to give this a 35 star rating Not a 4 star rating but also not a 3 star rating I wish there had been information about the Scottish heritage and customs I also wish there had not been so much fighting among the members of the group The book did keep the reader guessing The book could be read as a stand alone but I think it would help to have read the other books in the seriesThe opinions are my ownI won this book from the author and from goodreadscom Kaitlyn Dunnett signed the book and that was a nice thoughtKaitlyn Dunnett may be found at wwwkaitlyndunnettcom Leona Olsonhttpwwwmnleonablogspotcom First a big THANKS to Goodreads I won this book in one of their giveaways The Corpse Wore Tartan is the fourth book in a series of cozy mysteries featuring Amaryllis Rosalie Liss MacCrimmon The series is written by Kaitlyn Dunnett Liss is a former professional Scottish dancer who because of a career ending injury has taken over her family s emporium in Moosetookalook a small picturesue town in Maine The series supporting cast includes Liss aunt Margaret MacCrimmon Boyd her high school friend Sherri who is with the local police department Sherri s fianc Pete also with the police department and Dan Ruskin Liss boyfriend This mystery takes place at the newly renovated Spruces owned by Dan s father and invested in by Liss aunt during a blizzard that strands the major participants at the inn with the murder victim all the suspects and a murderer and the power goes out Okay the generator kicks in but they re conserving in case the storm lasts than a few days The mood is enhanced by nfinished rooms passages the cold the piles of snow and the storm Liss is an American of Scottish descent The Emporium stocks and sells Scottish items from clothing to knick knacks to specialty foods The Scottish theme plays into the story but only in that the group trapped at the inn is the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society Otherwise this hook allows the author to sprinkle her stories with bits of Scottish history and folklore which I thoroughly enjoy by the way Without spoilers I have to say that this was not a great mystery I knew a few pages in who would be killed and how the major plot of the story would finally She Weeps Each Time Youre Born unfold Of course I didn t know specific details but the mystery itself was not very mysterious As for the best part of cozy mysteries the cast of characters and their continuing interactions with one another I was again disappointed When reading these mysteries one has to like and care about the characters It s the only reason to return book after book the mysteries are secondary For whatever reason I didn t really care for the characters and their sub stories I found them to be shallow one dimensional and bland Liss is. Celebration of Scotland’s most beloved poet But when the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society arrives on the scene they bring than a hunger for haggis and a passion for plaid Thearrelsome group harbors their share of long held grudges and the animosity only grows as the whiskey flows Then a fierce blizzard hi.
Not bad just burned out on this series I ll probably pick it Warheart (Sword of Truth, up later Review The Corpse Wore Tartan Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mysteries HardcoverISBN 13978 0 7582 3879 5ISBN 100 7582 3879 7By Kaitlyn Dunnett Liss has started getting comfortable in a relationship with Dan the co owner of the newly renovated hotel The Spruces Dan is a hard working craftsman and hassed his craft to spruce p the hotel and bring it back to its former glory Liss is working as a hotel liaison for the Scottish contingent that has come to the hotel for Robert Burn s day celebrations while stocking the hotel gift shop with merchandise from her Scottish emporium Dan is counting on this weekend to make his hotel a success and bring in business Liss is working hard to make the guests Scottish stay a success but the leaders of the group staying are difficult to work with Eunice Mac Millian and Phil her husband and his twin brother Phineas are sniping at other members of the group as they act like the hotel and others are not treating them like the royalty they believe they are When a storm brews and they are all trapped at the hotelOne of the members of the party are found murdered and it s p to Liss and her Ms Dunnett has created a story not Bad Things in the Night unlike an Agatha Christie novelShe weaves enough clues for the reader to follow along and try to solve the crime An excellent read Book review of The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlyn DunnettA Liss MacCrimmon Scottish MysteryFrom goodreadscom Can there be such a thing as too many men in kilts Normally Liss MacCrimmon proprietor of Moosetookalook Maine s one and only Scottish Emporium would say no But that s before one of them turns out to be murderousThe bagpipes are blaring at Moosetookalook s finest hotel reopened just in time to host an annual celebration of Scotland s most beloved poet But when the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society arrives on the scene they bring than a hunger for haggis and a passion for plaid Thearrelsome group harbors their share of long held grudges and the animosity only grows as the whiskey flows Then a fierce blizzard hits trapping everyone angry Scotsmen hapless hotel staff and Liss herself indoorsIt isn t long before a body is discovered face down in a storage room covered in tartan and blood Now Liss will have to work fast to solve this crime before another body goes as cold as the snowstorm keeping her cooped p with a killer Leona s ReviewThere is a group called the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society SHAS holding a conference at The Spruces Hotel named for the beautiful trees Liss MacCrimmon is the part owner of the Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium The first crime is the report of a stolen brooch that was taken from the room of Phil MacMillan The second is the death of one of the members of the groupPhil has a twin Phineas and a wife Eunice Some other characters are Joe Ruskin the owner of the hotel Sherri from the police Harvey MacHenry and Richardson Bruce who are members of SHASThere is some romance in the book with Liss and Dan Ruskin who is the son of the owner of The SprucesTo make. Can there be such a thing as too many men in kilts Normally Liss MacCrimmon proprietor of Moosetookalook Maine’s one and only Scottish Emporium would say no But that’s before one of them turns out to be murderousThe bagpipes are blaring at Moosetookalook’s finest hotel reopened just in time to host an annual.
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The pretty strong willed one who doesn t like to be told what to do She jumps into things head first much to the dismay of Dan and Sherri Dan spends his time trying to keep Liss from dangerous situations while wondering how to take their relationship to the next level He begrudgingly admits Liss is a good investigator Sherri is a single parent who doubts her professional capabilities She doesn t like Liss getting involved with police business but values her insights Pete doesn t seem to have a personality His main role seems to be propping p Sherri It s not that they re not likeable I just found them The Woman in the Wall uninteresting I never really got to know anything other than their one dimension I thought this might be because this was the fourth book in the series and if I had read all the books I would know the characters better Usually series mystery writers provide little background summaries of earlier stories and recaps of the characters so if you join the series a few stories in you re not lost There was a bit of this of course but not a lot Liss had solved murders before Liss had been in dangerous situations and Dan didn t like that etc I even got confused when they mentioned a Gordon Tandy as someone Liss had been dating ongoing action for the past year I thought she was with Dan It turns out Gordon who is in law enforcement is away for training or on special assignment so doesn t play a part in this story Still it would have been nice to know that Liss had been dating both Gordon and Dan or that both had been competing for her affections I didn t find this out reading this book but by going back to earlier books in the series I decided to hold judgment on this bookntil I read the others I found the earlier books Kilt Dead Scone Cold Dead and A Wee Christmas Homicide at the library and read them Though I don t particularly care for the main characters any than I did after book four at least I know something of their back stories And though the plots are all the same to the chagrin of Dan and Sherri and Gordon Liss gets involved with a murder Liss finds herself in dangerous situations again to the chagrin and annoyance of Dan Liss figures out who killed the victim case and book closed I enjoyed the earlier books than this one Not because of the characters which still seemed one dimensional but because the mysteries were a bit involving But back to this bookif you re a fan of Kaitlyn Dunnett s Scottish Mysteries you ll probably like this If you re not and you re looking for something good to read I d pass on this in favor of something else Though it attempts to be engaging and nearly gets it at times the writing winds The Golden Vortex up being lackluster and ordinary than interesting The mystery and subplots are not involving and the characters never rise above If I had picked thisp while perusing at the bookstore and sampled different sections I would have put it back on the shelf even though I like the Celtic theme This was a very light fun read If you need a distraction that isn t hard to get through this book s for you It s the Sovereign of Stars (The She-King, uintessential cozy mystery. Ts trapping everyone angry Scotsmen hapless hotel staff and Liss herself indoorsIt isn’t long before a body is discovered face down in a storage room covered in tartan and blood Now Liss will have to work fast to solve this crime before another body goes as cold as the snowstorm keeping her coopedp with a kille.
Kathy Lynn Emerson author of the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries the Face Down Mysteries featuring Susanna Appleton 16th century gentlewoman herbalist and sleuth the Diana Spaulding 1888 uartet and the award winning How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries plus an assortment of other books As Kaitlyn she writes the Liss MacCrimmon series set in Moosetookalook Maine and the Deadly Edits series set in rural Sullivan County New York She is a member of Mystery Writers of America Sisters in Crime and other professional organizations and blogs regularly with Maine Crime Writers