Scone Cold Dead (Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries)
After a knee damage forces expert Scottish dancer, Liss MacCrimmon to renounce her lifetime of acting strathspreys, reels, jigs and Highland flings she returns to her place of birth of Moosetookalook, Maine, the place she runs a Scottish Emporium. With one solved homicide case less than her dance belt, Liss has no notion she's approximately to spiral into one other. . .
Liss nonetheless misses the lifetime of a certified dancer with Strathspey, the Scottish dance corporation she belonged to. So she arranges a reception for the troupe while they are on travel, whole with a Scottish subject that features a new spin at the vintage Scottish Scone.
Liss quickly realizes that lifestyles within the crew isn't really all satisfied jigs and fancy stepping. Victor Owens, the corporate supervisor, has been making existence depressing for everybody. yet she has no notion how depressing till Victor bites into one in every of Liss's prized cocktail scones, collapses and dies. whilst the police set their points of interest on Liss and her most sensible associates, it truly is as much as Liss to determine whodunit sooner than this culinary killer makes an encore. . .
She’s been studying approximately crime scenes and whatever didn’t suppose correct to her. man like that, she figured, doesn’t simply omit the antidote he must retailer his personal existence. So we hunted and he or she came upon it.” Dan heard the word of delight underneath the disappointment. “Trouble is, now that she’s acquired the bit among her tooth, I’m afraid she’s gonna run with it.” An hour after Detective Tandy’s arrival, while Sandy and Zara wandered into the kitchen looking for espresso and breakfast, Tandy’s computing device used to be.
Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium, the shop she co-owned along with her aunt, Margaret Boyd. She must have been right here in Fallstown to greet the individuals of Strathspey after they arrived on their travel bus. She’d prepared rooms for them all, yet she must have settled them in herself, made convinced there have been no difficulties. as a substitute she’d left them to their very own units. Sherri may have stuffed in for her. She labored on the Emporium part-time, whilst it can be controlled round the agenda of her full-time.
observed something suspicious. I didn’t. It used to be a really brief interview.” one other nod. Then Tandy grew to become his realization to Sandy, who had ventured into the corridor. Zara stood at the back of him, virtually hidden apart from her arms, either one of that have been clamped, white-knuckled, round the top a part of his correct arm. “I wonder whether i'd ask you a number of extra questions, Kalishnakof.” once they’d disappeared into the library, Zara bit again a bit sob. Liss placed her arm round the different woman’s shoulders.
From in the back of her, Liss heard Lee Annie shift place within the chair. She considered asking the singer to depart, yet not anything was once going to stick mystery for much longer, no longer now that Gordon had arrested Sandy. “Did you write any letters to Victor recently?” she requested Zara. “No.” “How might that detective have got carry of 1 of her letters, to Victor or a person else?” Lee Annie requested. “He used to be in windfall past at the present time, looking Victor’s condo. He most likely came upon the letter there.” Liss.
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