Tag Archives: Liss MacCrimmon

Murder without the Gore: Part II

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, continuing my discussion of traditional mysteries, particularly those labeled cozies. To read part one, click here I’ve seen a lot of discussion about likeable and unlikeable characters. The sleuth, it’s said, should be likeable, as … Continue reading

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“When Storage Units Are Abandoned”

I admit it. I’m a fan of Storage Wars. But since watching that show falls into the category of “entertainment” rather than “research” I never paid too much attention to the construction of the storage units themselves until I had … Continue reading

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Opening Acts – Discovering Our Series Characters Through E-Books

‘Tis the season for new e-readers and tablets of all sorts. So, for those of you who are looking for e-books to read, and love to begin a series at the beginning, we offer the following links to help you … Continue reading

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Hand Fasted Homicide

Hand Fasted Homicide was my original title for Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides. The argument against it was that readers wouldn’t know what hand fasting was. As it turns out, even people who think they understand the term have a few … Continue reading

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Where Do I Get My Ideas? I Read The Paper

Kate Flora: Part of the fun of being on vacation with good friends is the breakfast table conversation. It  floats from politics to what we’re reading to the latest news, good and bad. This morning, we discussed a recent article in … Continue reading

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Why a Dancer?

My amateur detective, Liss MacCrimmon, is a former professional Scottish dancer. She spent some eight years touring with a Riverdance-like troupe called Strathspey before her knee gave out on her, effectively ending her career. This happens in Chapter One of … Continue reading

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