A Wee Christmas Homicide 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 t

  • Title: A Wee Christmas Homicide
  • Author: Kaitlyn Dunnett
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  • Page: 475
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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 e 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 It s easy enough to drum up approval for the idea of luring consumers to town and keeping them there with a stockingful of New England holiday charm Liss s real challenge lies in contending with bickering businesspeople and once America learns of Moosetookalook s Tiny Teddy cache doggedly determined shopaholics.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 himselfThe two men in Liss s life want her far from the case, but she can t help feeling guilty for starting the fur frenzy that seems to have led to Gavin s death Besides, how can she ignore the lengthy list of suspects, not the least of whom include Gavin s vindictive ex wife, an unscrupulous selectman, a ski shop owner with an axe to grind, and a rabid toy collector packing heat in her purse 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

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    1. Awful. Note to authors: you can lampshade the "amateur detectives always end up in TSTL territory" thing by having your character read mystery novels and laugh at TSTL characters, but that consciousness doesn't make your own character not TSTL. Or TSTNBLUFVVOTL (Too Stupid To Not Be Locked Up For Various Violations Of The Law). Unfortunately, Liss is not brought to task for her crimes. Oh my gosh, the flippant breaking and entering, the righteousness, the pointing a loaded gun at someone in orde [...]

    2. Not my cup of tea.However,I give the author full points for having tension between a couple because of her job as police officer. However, this is the second time I have tried to read it and I just can't get into very much. I do give it another credit nod for the friendship between the central characters.I think its the romantic sub-plot that irks me, and at times it is a little too cute for me.

    3. When the Tiny Teddies craze hits Maine, murder and mayhem ensue. When the owner of a toy store ends up dead, Liss MacCrimmon of the Scottish Emporium tries to solve the murder herself.Here are a couple things I disliked:1. The constant use of TSTL. I actually had to look it up because I had no clue what it meant. For those who haven't read the other books, it would have been nice to have a little context around the abbreviation so we would know what it meant.2. The author tries too hard with the [...]

    4. Hey Guys! I'm reviewing A Wee Christmas Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett today. It's the third book in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery series.Moosetookalook is in trouble this holiday season with the newly renovated hotel about to go under due to lack of guests, and the rest of the town square in the red since the snow hasn't come this year. When the toy store owner Gavin Thorne walks into Liss' shop and asks to buy her tiny teddies for $50 each, she figures something is up. Liss finds a newspaper articl [...]

    5. A strong female character is always a bonus but this writer has mistaken headstrong for personal depth. Liss expresses genuine surprise that breaking, entering, and searchng the home of a casual acquaintance is against the law (But I've known him for years!) and frequently puts herself and others in danger needlessly. I would not want Liss as a friend, neighbor, or co-worker, and certainly not as a further companion in my reading.

    6. The cover says that it will keep you guessing until the end, that's because all the way through the narrator tells you not to suspect that person. A bit wordy at times. A good light book between the Jody Picoult's.

    7. It was a cute story (with a bit of a stress on the troubles of illegal aliens). I thought at times that Liss might be acting like one of the too stupid to live heroines she complains about. To her credit, Liss began to wonder if she was acting that way, too.

    8. I have read one of the later books in this series and found it slightly more enjoyable. In this book, the main character, Liss MacCrimmon, is completely unlikable. She's selfish, thoughtless, endangers others with her own reckless actions, and doesn't care if what she's doing is illegal (such as breaking into someone's house or threatening someone with a loaded gun). Other characters plead with her not to get involved, or to be more careful, and she only ignores them. Throughout the book, people [...]

    9. Another great book in the seriesI've become a huge fan of this series and every book I read just gets better.In this book, Christmas is coming and Liss is busy preparing for the 12 Days of Christmas pageant.It's during this time that a hot commodity is making the merchants of Moosetookalook a bit frantic. It seems that Tiny Teddies are all the rage and some local merchants will do anything to get them, even murder.Enjoy the holidays with all the Moosetookalook residents, you will be glad you did [...]

    10. The mystery part of the book is okay although it is one of those where everyone is a suspect and then the real perpetrator is discovered when they try to kill the "detective". This is never my favorite type of resolution. The real issue, for me with this book however, is the character of Liss MacCrimmon. She is constantly promising her friends (both cops and civilians) that she won't get involved and then of course she gets very involved. Why do they even continue to deal with her?

    11. This is the first book I read of this series and I really enjoyed it! I plan on reading the rest of them as well. It was a nice holiday read and has great characters and an exciting ending. I would definitely recommend it!

    12. This is the first book I read of this series and I really enjoyed it! I plan on reading the rest of them as well. It was a nice holiday read and has great characters and an exciting ending. I would definitely recommend it!

    13. A bit amateurish and a light read, but it held my interest and was a well laid out mystery. It did get to the point where I thought if I read "Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium" one more time, I would scream; the Scottish angle is very contrived.

    14. Well, this is book three of the Liss MaCrimmon Mystery Series. I’ve read quite a few of them, not in order but that doesn’t really matter. Each book fills you in what you need to know.Liss MaCrimmon was in a dancer in a Scottish dance company. She destroyed her knee and had to leave the company and move back to her home town of Moosetookalook, Maine. Liss ends up working in her aunt’s store, the Scottish Emporium and starts dating her high school friend, Dan Ruskin. Sheri, Liss’ best fri [...]

    15. It was pretty good, although the quirky characters tend to take over. Liss seems to operate in a fog where her emotions are concerned and the author is going to have to move her into a relationship sooner rather than later.Liss is a pretty good business person, although turning the twelve days of Christmas into shopping days until is just mildly offensive. It was the teddies that attracted people not the pageant. The author handled it pretty well and I enjoyed the difficulties with the poultry. [...]

    16. I enjoy Kaitlyn Dunnett’s writing. I have criticized “cozy mysteries” for watering-down plots, suspense, adventure, complexity, and authoring prowess. I appreciated “A Wee Christmas Homicide” for skill that came together so well, this story was a pleasure. Oddly, many readers graded it poorly. An engaging, brisk narration style is always worth considering. Do readers know this is an admirable feat? Anyone can choose a meaty subject. To tell a story well and spark its momentum smoothly [...]

    17. This is the third Liss MacCrimmon cozy mystery I have read, and while I have enjoyed them all,I have to admit that there were times in all three books when I was very close to being fed up with the behavior Liss exhibited. Even as she talks about the "too stupid to live" heroine, there are times Liss is the embodiment of one. She seems to have an attitude that screams "I know more than the police". This was true in the first book, where the officer in charge decided Liss had committed the murder [...]

    18. 4 starThis was my second book to read of Ms Dunnett's; and like the first, and I found it very interesting and good. With that being said this is book number 3 in this series so you don't have to read the others in the series to know what's going on; I haven't and wasn't lost at all. But I did enjoy the book so much I will now go back and start with the series from book 1. I wanted a Christmas book for the season and that's why I read this one. Although this is more of a time between Thanksgivin [...]

    19. 4 starThis was my second book to read of Ms Dunnett's; and like the first, and I found it very interesting and good. With that being said this is book number 3 in this series so you don't have to read the others in the series to know what's going on; I haven't and wasn't lost at all. But I did enjoy the book so much I will now go back and start with the series from book 1. I wanted a Christmas book for the season and that's why I read this one. Although this is more of a time between Thanksgivin [...]

    20. 4 starThis was my second book to read of Ms Dunnett's; and like the first, and I found it very interesting and good. With that being said this is book number 3 in this series so you don't have to read the others in the series to know what's going on; I haven't and wasn't lost at all. But I did enjoy the book so much I will now go back and start with the series from book 1. I wanted a Christmas book for the season and that's why I read this one. Although this is more of a time between Thanksgivin [...]

    21. Moosetookalook. A nice tightly-knit neighboorhood with friendly faces and home to Liss MacCrimmon. She used to be a dancer but a knee injury put a stop to that quickly and now she can't dance. She settled for keeping up the Scottish Emporium that her aunt owns. She makes a modest living and just got a stock of what is the equivilent to Beanie Babies to us, the Tiny Teddies. They are basically just small teddy bears with different outfits. But when the owner of the Toy Box, Gavin Thorne, comes in [...]

    22. This was a series and an author that was new to me, so I figured I'd give it a try. Liss MacCrimmon owns the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine, and at the beginning of the story, she has a brilliant idea to help bring visitors to the town, since there isn't any snow for the skiers and snowboarders. She learns that one of the items she is selling, some tiny bears dressed in different outfits, are the latest toy craze, and are sold out nearly everywhere. She convinces the other business p [...]

    23. The Tiny Teddies craze has hit New England and even the quiet village of Moosetookalook is not safe. Especially when they actually send out Press Releases to say they are the only place in New England that still has them. Liss coordinates a special pageant series for the 12 Days of Christmas that includes dancing girls, bagpipers piping and drummers drumming. The town is swarmed with collectors and is anyone surprised when the mean toy store owner is shot through the heart? Not really.Sherri, th [...]

    24. I gave this book 4 stars because it fulfilled what I was wanting when I checked it out, a light read with a Christmas spin. So if you start reading it with that expectation you won't be too disappointed. That being said though, there are some things I didn't like. First is the character of Liss. She is likable, but at the same time there were times when I just felt angry with her for putting herself and others in needless danger. Second, the story was a bit formulaic and I was pretty sure of who [...]

    25. Gearing up for the holiday season is never easy as a merchant, however when Liss realizes that her town has the last of the seasons "toy craze" in New England, she comes up with an idea to help out herself as well as other fledgling shop owners in Moosetookalook, Maine. With the details ironed out and the customers flocking, everyone appears to be benefiting, then the toy store owner turns up dead. Liss is not in the middle of this one but that doesn't stop her from trying to figure out whodunit [...]

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