Kaitlyn Dunnett here, reminding everyone that the thirteenth Liss MacCrimmon Mystery, A View to a Kilt, was released as a hardcover and in e-book format yesterday. I’ve been plugging this book for a while now, so I apologize if you’re sick of hearing about it, but if, on the other hand, you can’t wait to get your hands on a copy, here’s a handy link provided by my publisher that will take you, on the sidebar, to all the major bookselling outlets. You can also buy it from your local independent bookseller or ask your local library to buy a copy.
In this one, Liss and her husband, Dan Ruskin, find a murder victim in their own back yard. Literally. And he turns out to be Liss’s long lost uncle, Charlie MacCrimmon. Why did he come back to Moosetookalook? That’s the burning question Liss has to answer.
This storyline gave me the opportunity to continue to work on the relationship between Liss and her . . . forceful mother, Violet. Vi is loosely based on my own mother, so I had a lot of personality traits to work with! At the same time, many of the characters who’ve appeared in previous books have a role in this one, especially the village librarian, Dolores, and her husband Moose, chief of police Sherri Campbell, and Sherri’s mother-in-law, Thea, who just happens to be the head of the local board of selectmen . . . and also an old flame of Charlie MacCrimmon’s.
Yes, it’s another one of my convoluted plots—the best kind, from my point of view. And of course, cats and Scottie dogs have a role to play, too.
I’ll be guest blogger over at https://wickedauthors.com/2020/01/31/guest-kaitlyn-dunnett/ on Friday. Also check out http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-tribute-to-lumpkin-cat-guest-post-by.html for my post at Mystery Fanfare from Monday. In it I explain the absence of Lumpkin the cat from this entry in the series. My last two posts here also relate to A View to a Kilt and you can find them under “Kaitlyn’s Posts” in the sidebar.
And now, a reward for the faithful readers who have read this far in today’s post. I have a hardcover copy of A View to a Kilt to give away. The winner will be chosen from among those who leave a comment here (here, not on Facebook or elsewhere) between now and midnight on January 31. Sorry, but I do have to limit eligibility to those living in the U.S., although of course I’d love to hear from those of you who live elsewhere. Anyone in the U. S. who has ever tried to mail a book out of the country will understand why.
With the January 2020 publication of A View to a Kilt, Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett will have had sixty-one books traditionally published. She won the Agatha Award and was an Anthony and Macavity finalist for best mystery nonfiction of 2008 for How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries and was an Agatha Award finalist in 2015 in the best mystery short story category. She was the Malice Domestic Guest of Honor in 2014. Currently she writes the contemporary Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries and the “Deadly Edits” series as Kaitlyn. As Kathy, her most recent book is a collection of short stories, Different Times, Different Crimes but there is a new, standalone historical mystery in the pipeline. She maintains three websites, at www.KaitlynDunnett.com and www.KathyLynnEmerson.com and another, comprised of over 2000 mini-biographies of sixteenth-century English women, at A Who’s Who of Tudor Women.