Overkilt / Kaitlyn Dunnett.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Kensington hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Liss MacCrimmon's meddlesome mother is back in Moosetookalook, Maine, to serve a hefty portion of trouble in time for Thanksgiving. But when a scandalous murder case threatens to leave Liss alone at the table, family drama takes on a terrifying new meaning . . . While Liss preps the Scottish Emporium for November's inevitable shopping rush, other local businesses aren't half as lucky. Year after year, her father-in-law's rustic hotel can barely turn a profit during the stretch between autumn's peak and ski season. Except this time, Mr. Ruskin realizes that the recipe for success lies in enticing an untapped niche clientele--childless couples desperate for a holiday away from family . . . The unusual marketing tactic has everyone in Moosetookalook talking. Unfortunately, it also inspires a scathing social media campaign aimed at persuading tourists to boycott the hotel for affronting family values. Liss dismisses the bad publicity as being totally "overkilt"--until angry mobs fill the streets, the troublemaker who started it all turns up dead, and her loved ones are suspected of murder . . . With so much at stake, Liss can't possibly follow police orders to stay out of the investigation. There's just one wee problem: saving her own clan could mean sending a friend or two behind bars. Now--partly helped, partly hindered by her difficult mother--Liss must digest a slew of unsettling clues and catch the real killer . . . or else everything she's ever been thankful for may vanish before her eyes."--Provided by publisher.
    • Other Titles:
      Overkilled.
    • ISBN:
      9781496712622
      1496712625
    • Accession Number:
      2018944164
    • Accession Number:
      on1057476011
      1057476011
    • Accession Number:
      fay.586048
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DUNNETT, K. Overkilt. [s.l.] : Kensington Books, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Dunnett K. Overkilt. Kensington Books; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.586048. Accessed November 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Dunnett, K. (2018). Overkilt. Kensington Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.586048
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dunnett, Kaitlyn. 2018. Overkilt. Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery. Kensington Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.586048.
    • Harvard:
      Dunnett, K. (2018) Overkilt. Kensington Books (Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.586048 (Accessed: 15 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dunnett, K 2018, Overkilt, Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery, Kensington Books, viewed 15 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Dunnett, Kaitlyn. Overkilt. Kensington Books, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.586048.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dunnett, Kaitlyn. Overkilt. Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery. Kensington Books, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.586048.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dunnett K. Overkilt [Internet]. Kensington Books; 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 15]. (Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.586048

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2

Liss MacCrimmon, owner of the Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium in Maine, is angry when Hadley Spinner, leader of the cultlike New Age Pilgrims, targets her business and those of her family, as well as a lesbian-owned coffee house. Spinner is encouraging people to boycott the businesses due to Liss' father-in-law's couples-weekend promotion at his inn, which Spinner perceives as against family values. Soon the group's picketing begins to drive away customers from the shops during one of their busiest seasons, angering the shopkeepers. When one of the New Age Pilgrims is murdered, Liss' family members and friends are suspects, especially her husband, who earlier attacked the murder victim as he was unleashing his vitriol on Liss and her beloved aunt. The fabric of small-town Maine life provides much of the appeal in this cozy, which features details about the operation of a small business and the way hatred of intolerant groups can affect innocent people. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 September #2

November in Moosetookalook, Maine, can be a slow time for tourists, as shown by Dunnett's winning 12th Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery (after 2017's X Marks the Scot). To drum up business, the Spruces, a Victorian-era hotel owned by Liss's father-in-law, advertises a kids-free Thanksgiving special for parents, which immediately creates a social media storm. The conservative New Age Pilgrims, who regard this decision as an affront to family values, plan to march in protest. When someone fatally stabs one of the pilgrims during a large demonstration, too many clues point to Liss's aunt, who has a secret past with the group, as the prime suspect. Cautious Liss, the proprietor of the scenic town's Scottish Emporium, joins her spunky mom, Vi, in trying to identify the real culprit. Against her better judgment, she confronts the pilgrims multiple times on their own turf. En route to the surprising solution, Dunnett successfully keeps the mystery cozy while not shying away from thought-provoking cultural issues. Agent: Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Nov.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.