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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 quintessential cozy mystery. I had lost track of this series A fun concept, interesting characters and a satisfying mystery Another fantastic book in this seriesI just love this series I ve become a huge fan in just a short time.Liss is a strong, independent character who sees no harm in doing a little sleuthing.This time it s not Liss who is in harm s way, but Dan, the man who is determined to win her love and her heart.When a body is found during a snow storm, Sherri, Pete, Liss and Dan investigate since there is no one else to help The snow storm has caused power outages and downed trees and no one has access to Another fantastic book in this seriesI just love this series I ve become a huge fan in just a short time.Liss is a strong, independent character who sees no harm in doing a little sleuthing.This time it s not Liss who is in harm s way, but Dan, the man who is determined to win her love and her heart.When a body is found during a snow storm, Sherri, Pete, Liss and Dan investigate since there is no one else to help The snow storm has caused power outages and downed trees and no one has access to help with the investigation Liss is determined to help even though her help isn t exactly wanted.This is an entertaining series and fans of cozy mysteries will love this story 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, picturesque town in Maine The series supporting cast includes Liss aunt, Margaret MacCrimmon Boyd, her hig 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, picturesque 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 laststhan a few days The mood is enhanced by unfinished 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 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 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 up Sherri It s not that they re not likeable, I just found them 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 book until 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 anythan 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 booksthan this one Not because of the characters, which still seemed one dimensional, but because the mysteries were a bitinvolving But back to this book if 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 up beinglackluster and ordinary than interesting The mystery and subplots are not involving and the characters never rise above If I had picked this up 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 Hey Guys Today I m reviewing The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlyn Dunnett It is the fourth in the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery Series We start our story only a couple of days after Christmas on the night of the Burns Festival Apparently a Scottish tradition where people drink and eat Haggis Liss aunt is working the event but decides to go home early when there is news of a storm The first in a line of bad events that happens is two of the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society are fightin Hey Guys Today I m reviewing The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlyn Dunnett It is the fourth in the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery Series We start our story only a couple of days after Christmas on the night of the Burns Festival Apparently a Scottish tradition where people drink and eat Haggis Liss aunt is working the event but decides to go home early when there is news of a storm The first in a line of bad events that happens is two of the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society are fighting over a bagpipe Liss stops their fight and asks Dan s pregnant sister the reception desk attendant to throw the bagpipe out on her way home Then Phil MacMillan and his wife Eunice greet Liss with a complaint that they forgot toothpaste at home and don t want to buy any from the gift shop Liss tells them they have to buy a new one if they want toothpaste as there is nowhere nearby to buy some After their complaining they head back to their room Then we go into the kitchen where one of the SHAS members is complaining to the chef that the meal isn t traditional without sheep stomach lining for the Haggis The chef reminds him that outside of Europe it is considered a hazard to import Then we get a call to Liss and Dan as Phil and Eunice tell them their room had been torn apart and the brooch of the family crest missing The police are called in Sherri Willett is investigating the brooch, and no one is allowed to leave the premises while questioning is going on The employees are particularly upset about this However a storm comes while the Burns Night Dinner is happening and knocks out the power, so everyone will have to stay anyways They are snowed in There are zero suspects for the missing brooch as most everyone has an alibi Phineas MacMillan twin to Phil says a lot of upsetting things in his toast and riles people up After the power goes out Dan and Liss tell people where to get flashlights and such, and to not run too much hot water or there won t be any since no one knows how long they will be snowed in for Also food will be on the house since this is an inconvenience This makes Dan worry about his father Joe, due to him putting all his life savings into this hotel and it still hasn t paid off Liss is in the gift shop with Russ Tandy and his wife brother to Gordon Tandy Liss ex lover when Phineas shows up Russ starts fighting with him only to be told that he is actually Phil Phil then asks Liss the layout of the hotel so he can go explore Later on in the night one of the housekeeping staff, Sadie, rushes up to Dan and freaks out She states there is a dead man in a supply closet in the basement Dan confirms that one of the twins has been killed He calls Sherri and Pete works as a police officer and is Sherri s fiance down They quarantine the scene Liss is upset for the hotel and that this event has turned deadly All of them travel upstairs to see which twin had been killed They find Phineas in his room, meaning that it must have been Phil who was killed They go to Phil and Eunice s room since Phineas doesn t believe that Phil could be dead Eunice opens the door and refuses to believe it as well until she sees the body However there is a lack of remorse on both Phineas and Eunice s faces, which sets me and Liss both off on a track of suspicion Everyone is questioned once again as there is now a murderer on the loose Sherri tries to keep the news of murder from the public, but people are gossips and it leaks out that one of the twins has been killed Most people wish it had been Phineas that died, since he was a jerk at the supper Will MacHenry collapses at one point due to his heart condition, and Liss and Dan must head out into the snow with snowshoes to the nearest doctor They reach him before night and ask him to head to the hotel on snowmobile Dan tells Liss he intends to propose to her at some point, which kind of ruins a surprise moment But maybe with Liss that s necessary since she isn t a big fan of surprises in the love department She tells him she will have to think on it Liss spends the night at her house and looks at old photos and newspaper clippings from the SHAS That s where she believes she finds a break in the case One of the housekeeping staff, Dilys, used to be engaged to Phineas MacMillan Liss goes over to where Dilys is staying with her cousin and goes through her stuff She finds an article that tells of the SHAS having their annual Burns Night Supper at the hotel in Dilys room This seals the deal for Liss and I think to myself perhaps, but it doesn t make much sense to kill Phil if you re upset about losing the engagement She asks Eunice about Dilys and Eunice supplies info that Phil had given Phineas perhaps false information about Dilys cheating on him that lead to the engagement being called off due to the fact that if he got married he would getfrom the trust fund and Phil would get less That sets me on thinking that maybe Phil isn t dead He and Eunice were in financial trouble, what better way to fix that then to get the trust from Phineas And if the insurance company thought it was murder they would get their payout there too Liss and several other people keep commenting though that Eunice would know the difference between the twins, and that they have different mannerisms Dilys and Phineas disappear at some point, and Liss, Sherri, Pete, Joe, Sam Dan s brother and Dan go on a search of the premises for them Liss and Sherri accidentally find Phineas walking about on the third floor, and tell him to go to the main room for questioning later They ask him if he s seen Dilys, and he replies he didn t know she was here but that he had seen someone walk on snowshoes earlier outside But Liss has a hunch and instead they go into the closed off section of the hotel In a closet Liss finds Dilys and they take her for questioning Spoilers Ahead As I suspected Dilys was tied up by Phineas, who actually turns out to be Phil The reason he killed Phineas and decided to take his identity was for money I love when my twists turn out to be true Phil takes Dan hostage at the end, but Liss remembers a secret passage that will lead to where he is going to go out of the hotel so she bangs him over the head with a frying pan Phil is arrested by state police and then Liss accepts Dan s proposal Yay Alright so what was great about this book Well Liss and Dan, and Sherri and Pete Well truthfully all the characters They were a fun read This author always writes characters in depth, even small characters that leave halfway through the book or are only mentioned once Everyone has a great backstory This one hadof a mystery There was actually some crime solving going on Liss still stumbled upon the answer, so I ll have to deduct points for that But she did question people and tried to figure out who killed Phineas, so yay Good job Liss finally gets engaged to Dan and Gordon Tandy is finito What didn t I like Liss still stumbles upon the answer There isexposition than mystery solving I liked learning about Burns Night and the goings on in the hotel, but it can make the mystery seem rushed when there s not much put into solving the crime The fact that Liss was still unsure of Dan and thought about Tandy a couple of times, when she knew that she wasn t even sad he was leaving last book.Overall I d give this book a 4 5 or an 8 10 Marked improvements from the first 3 Book review of The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlyn Dunnett,A Liss MacCrimmon Scottish MysteryFrom goodreads.com 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 murderous The 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 Heri Book review of The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlyn Dunnett,A Liss MacCrimmon Scottish MysteryFrom goodreads.com 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 murderous The 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 bringthan a hunger for haggis and a passion for plaid The quarrelsome 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 indoors.It 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 up with a killer Leona s Review There 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 group.Phil 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 SHAS.There is some romance in the book with Liss and Dan Ruskin who is the son of the owner of The Spruces.To make 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 3.5 star rating Not a 4 star rating but also not a 3 star rating I wish there had beeninformation 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 series.The opinions are my own.I won this book from the author and from goodreads.com Kaitlyn Dunnett signed the book and that was a nice thought.Kaitlyn Dunnett may be found at www.kaitlyndunnett.com Leona Olsonhttp www.mnleona.blogspot.com Review The Corpse Wore Tartan Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mysteries Hardcover ISBN 13 978 0 7582 3879 5ISBN 10 0 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 has used his craft to spruce up 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 celebra Review The Corpse Wore Tartan Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mysteries Hardcover ISBN 13 978 0 7582 3879 5ISBN 10 0 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 has used his craft to spruce up 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 inbusiness 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 hotel.One of the members of the party are found murdered and it s up to Liss and her Ms Dunnett has created a story not unlike an Agatha Christie novel.She weaves enough clues for the reader to follow along and try to solve the crime An excellent read &Book ↬ The Corpse Wore Tartan ☠ 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 murderous The 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 The quarrelsome 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 up with a killer Liss MacCrimmon runs a Scottish heritage store in remote Moosetookalook, ME, so she s the logical person to be liaison when the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society holds its annual Robert Burns dinner at the newly renovated local hotel Her friend Sherri is called in when one of the guests says he s been robbed which is lucky, because the town and hotel are hit by a ferocious snowstorm that leaves the hotel isolated from the outside world just before a body is discovered in a storage closet Liss MacCrimmon runs a Scottish heritage store in remote Moosetookalook, ME, so she s the logical person to be liaison when the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society holds its annual Robert Burns dinner at the newly renovated local hotel Her friend Sherri is called in when one of the guests says he s been robbed which is lucky, because the town and hotel are hit by a ferocious snowstorm that leaves the hotel isolated from the outside world just before a body is discovered in a storage closet There are identical twins, a medical emergency, a disappearing guest, and a lot to keep Sherri on her toes, not least the fact that nothing can stop Liss from trying to investigate the murder Not bad, just burned out on this series I ll probably pick it up later.