A View to a Kilt

Kaitlyn Dunnett. Kensington, $26 (288p) ISBN 978-1-4967-1265-3
Conflict over whether Moosetookalook, Maine, should allow the conglomerate Merveilleuse International to purchase rights to the town’s natural spring water drives Dunnett’s entertaining 13th Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery (after 2018’s Overkilt). It’s neighbor against neighbor, as some believe it will save the town and others think it will destroy it. The night of the town hall meeting to vote on the issue, a man is found dead in Liss’s backyard who turns out to be Charlie MacCrimmon, Liss’s uncle who was MIA in Vietnam and presumed dead for more than 50 years. How and why did he end up in Liss’s backyard, where has he been all these years, and why is he in possession of damning information on Merveilleuse International? After Liss’s father is arrested for the murder, Liss searches for information about her uncle and uncovers a secret involving him and several town residents, but is it a secret to kill over? Diverting characters complement the well-crafted plot. Cozy fans are in for an enjoyable ride. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (Feb.)
Reviewed on : 11/27/2019
Release date: 01/28/2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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