Ho-Ho-Homicide

  • Title: Ho-Ho-Homicide
  • Author: Kaitlyn Dunnett
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 435
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  • Ho Ho Homicide Business is booming at the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook Maine and Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin couldn t be happier or busier A romantic getaway at a rustic Christmas tree farm is just what she need
    Business is booming at the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine, and Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin couldn t be happier or busier A romantic getaway at a rustic Christmas tree farm is just what she needs But the property s mysterious past has her feeling less than merry.Liss is surprised when an old friend from high school asks her to spend a week at the Christmas treBusiness is booming at the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine, and Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin couldn t be happier or busier A romantic getaway at a rustic Christmas tree farm is just what she needs But the property s mysterious past has her feeling less than merry.Liss is surprised when an old friend from high school asks her to spend a week at the Christmas tree farm she recently inherited from a great uncle Realizing it would be the perfect chance for her and her husband Dan to get away from work, Liss happily accepts the offer and packs her bags for the tiny town of New Boston Upon their arrival, Liss and Dan are greeted by a ramshackle farmhouse and unfriendly townsfolk It s hardly the idyllic vacation locale they d hoped for, especially when needling neighbors start raising questions about the farm s dark history Who was the man whose body was found neatly netted in a shipment of Scotch pine Why did the owner vanish into thin air And why are the trees growing so close together, forming a maze twisted than a Celtic knot The rumors pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, and as Liss starts un wrapping the truth, she discovers something even scandalous than murder hiding beneath the town s humdrum fa ade When a series of accidents strikes the farm, she ll have to spring into action faster than a Highland Fling to find the killer who s been lurking among the pines before she ends up in a pine box herself.

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    About Kaitlyn Dunnett


    1. Kaitlyn Dunnett is a pseudonym used by Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, the Face Down Mysteries featuring Susanna Appleton, 16th century gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth, the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet, and the award winning How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, plus an assortment of other books As Kaitlyn she writes the Liss MacCrimmon series set in Moosetookalook, Maine and the Deadly Edits series set in rural Sullivan County, New York She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and other professional organizations and blogs regularly with Maine Crime Writers.


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    1. When an old high school friend asks Liss MacCrimmon to spend a week at the Christmas tree farm she inherited from a great uncle, Liss Happily accepts.The ramshackle farmhouse isn't the idyllic vacation locale she hoped for, especially when noisy neighbors raise questions about the farm's dark history. Whose body was found netted in a shipment of Scotch pines? Whey did the owner vanish into thin air? When a series of "accidents" strikes the farm, Liss will have to find the killer.Great book for c [...]

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    2. Liss doesn't really want to help her bossy friend Gina, but going to the Christmas tree farm that Gina inherited would create a much-needed break for the storekeeper and her furniture-building husband Dan. They haven't stopped working since their honeymoon, more than five years ago. But the little village of New Boston, near the farm, is largely unfriendly, and some of the accidents that keep happening seem suspicious to Liss--not to mention that Gina's great uncle disappeared seven years ago af [...]

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    3. Great mystery!This is a series that I will be digging into more thoroughly! I loved the characters and the plot was excellent!

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    4. It's not a bad story. It is simply told with simple dialog. And, a bit predictable. Small town secrets, corrupt police, body in a stack of Christmas trees

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    5. Hi!! Spoilers below, beware!!So during the first few pages of this book I happened to realize that I had accidentally picked up a book from the middle of the series. However reading the first few books in the series is not necessary to understand this story. I enjoy mystery novels where they have the same protagonist and life story/some characters that surround him/her, but don't make you rely on reading the previous books to understand everything. I have undoubtedly spoiled myself, as I believe [...]

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    6. I may be the minority here, but I did not enjoy this book at all. The mystery was so-so, and honestly, I guessed the culprit about a third of the way through. That wasn't my problem with the book, however. I found the characters to be incredibly boring and annoying, not to mention one-sided. For example, if a dance instructor is rude and not interested in your business, why would you cut a check for a hundred and fifty dollars like Liss did? After reading the book, it's still unclear what Liss l [...]

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    7. Liss and her husband, Dan, go to a Christmas tree farm to access it's condition for her friend Gina. Gina's great uncle owned it but disappeared years ago and has been declared dead and Gina wants to do something with the property.Liss stumbles upon some small town secrets and reluctantly tries to figure out what happened years ago and what is going on now. She is aided in this by her friends who are cops. She befriends the neighbor girl who is helping out on the farm. They find the body of the [...]

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    8. The plot the story was fine, but I think I've read too many of these now and I need to take a break. I figured that out when I read the details like she put whole-wheat toast in the toaster and Sherri drank 8 ounces of orange juice and I thought to myself, did I really need to know those details? That's when I figured out that I think I need a break from these characters and this writer for a couple weeks perhaps.

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    9. What a pleasant surprise to find a Christmas cozy mystery so carefully plotted! I like the unique and smart nosy protagonist and her cast of friends and family. Dunnett definitely has a new follower for her series. Can't wait to read the first in this series and work my way forward.

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    10. This was a quick read, murder at Christmas time, but not in Moosetookalook, Maine. Not the best of her mysteries, but fun. I like the Scottish emporium mysteries better. Dunnett doesn't need to go on vacation.

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    11. I read this because of the title, which deserves an award. The book itself wasn't terrible, more like reading a Hallmark movie than a mainstream thriller. Which is fine, just not my scene. A fine start to the holiday reading season. Three stars.

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    12. Ein schnuckeliger Weihnachtskrimi, der hält, was er verspricht. Eine interessante, atmosphärische Story für Zwischendurch. Rundrum gelungen, aber auch nicht überragend.

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    13. Slow to start- it’s really heavy on descriptions so I did skip it every now and then but all in all i couldnt put it down towards the end! Great book!

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    14. Still trying to figure out some of the logic used.

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    15. Love the character development and how it ties together at the end.

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    16. I liked other books in this series but found this one to be lacking in everything especially suspense and action. Very little happens and the story just plods along.

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    17. Good mystery set on a Christmas tree farm

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    18. Ok hope to get this from the Library for Christmas,but only got it recently. Not too Christmasy so it worked. And it was a mid-series book that was easy to read without having read any others

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    19. I received "Ho-Ho-Homicide" from as a first reads pick! What a great book to win!! First of all I have not read any of the other books in the series so I don't really know the backstory of the characters. I found this book to be a good stand alone and the story intriguing enough that I did not feel the need to have read the other books.I love a good holiday themed book and this one happened to center around a Christmas tree farm! Brings back memories of hunting down the perfect tree as a child [...]

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    20. In the past I have been outspoken in my disappointment with this series. I kept (keep) reading it hoping to would get better. It never did, for me, until now. YES, I actually enjoyed reading this addition to this series. The mystery held my attention. The personal stories were fine. Liss and Dan weren't too annoying.In this book, an old friend asks Liss to spend a week at her recently-inherited Christmas tree farm. She accepts hoping she and Dan can use it as a short, fun getaway even if she's b [...]

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    21. Liss and her husband Dan find themselves the target of someone bent on scaring, killing, or running them out of New Boston after they agree to check out the Christmas tree farm Liss' friend Gina has inherited. Trouble is, it was no quick and easy trip for Dan and Liss. Accidents, fires, dead bodies, dirty police officers, and prostitution stir up enough small town intrigue that Liss and her friends Sherry and Pete, along with an injured Dan, begin looking into exactly how John Doe ended up dead [...]

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    22. I liked this book a whole lot until the crap after the end of the story. I thought this was a decent light seasonal read with not bad mysteries, action, some pretty good characters and detective work followed by a satisfactory ending and then the book was almost ruined for me by the inclusion of one of my pet peeves. It absolutely turns me off when I reach the end of the story but my eReader tells me I have 10% to go and the 10% is filled with the first 3 chapters of the next book in the series. [...]

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    23. The title of this book grabbed my attention and so did the little town of Moosetookalook.Liss MacCrimmon is a busy person, with a little store in the town and her husband making furniture. An old friend wants her to check out a Christmas tree farm she just inherited. But the place comes with a past. A murder on the grounds plus the owner missing is more than what Liss wants. She slowly gets involved and when numerous "accidents" start happening, she begins to wonder if the murder of the victim, [...]

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    24. Not my favorite book in the series. There is an old saying amongst comedians, "If they don't buy the premise, they won't buy the bit." That was the major problem here. I did not buy the premise of the book. The main character, Liss, seemed to have no personality. Others in the book fared better in character development. The girlfriend, Gina, was thoroughly unlikable. In this book, Gina and Liss seemed like a good match for girlfriends, neither one of them being particularly pleasant. It took me [...]

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    25. Book #8 in the Liss MacCrimmom Scottish Mystery series takes place 5 year later than Book #7 and the time has only improved the characters and setting. Liss has gone 5 years without finding a dead body and solving the murder but the vacation is over. She and her husband take a vacation to help out an old friend and fall into an unsolved murder and disappearance from 7 years earlier. The plot and the suspects are tangled, page turning and totally surprising at the end. This has been an entertaini [...]

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    26. I won this book in a FIRST READS GIVE AWAY. I thought this was a nice little cozy murder mystery. I love the ones that are around Halloween and Christmas! As another reader had stated, I wanted to know more about the maze myself. I would have liked for that to have been drawn out a little more. But over all the story was good. You just never know what to expect when you go to help out a friend in a business :) It might lead to some dangerous stuff. I liked Andy's character and that things worke [...]

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    27. I didn't realize this was #8 in a series. Perhaps if I had read the earlier installments I would have connected more with the characters. As a stand-alone, they were not very developed and I didn't understand why Liss would do Gina's bidding, why Liss and her husband hadn't talked about whether or not to have children in five years of marriage (or some longish time), why Liss cared about the mystery, why Liss paid $150 to exercise with someone who was totally unfriendlyOverall a quick, easy read [...]

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    28. Liss has a history of finding bodies and finding out the truth of what happened. Her friend from school, Gina, wants her to go and evaluate the property she inherited. But when she gets there, someone becomes afraid of what they might find and instead of a lovely vacation with her husband, he is seriously injured, then the trees are set on fire and then her friends come to stay and help and find more things out about the town.

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