Friday, July 22, 2016

Dressed to Kilt by Hannah Reed

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Dressed to Kilt
by Hannah Reed

ISBN-13: 9780425265840
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: July 5, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Winter is leaving the residents of the Scottish village of Glenkillen snowbound, but Eden isn’t about to let the weather dampen her spirits. With only a little time left in Scotland, she’s determined to make the most of it—starting with attending a fancy whisky tasting with local looker Leith Cameron. But her classy date turns into a major party foul after a woman is found drowned in one of the vats of alcohol.

Eden immediately steps in as a Special Constable to help solve the case, but her investigation turns sour when she realizes that the killer could be somehow connected to her own Scottish heritage. Now, in order to find the proof she needs to put the murderer behind bars, she’ll have to take a shot at unearthing her family’s past—before she herself winds up buried.

My Review:
Dressed to Kilt is a cozy mystery. This book was the third in the series, but you don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one. This book didn't spoil the previous whodunits.

This was a clue-based, puzzle mystery with some complexity. I didn't have the final clues needed to firmly know whodunit and why until near the end, though I did figure it out before the heroine. There wasn't enough evidence to convict without a confession, so of course the author made sure Eden ended up in a dangerous situation again. At least it wasn't due to stupidity and Eden's pretty good at taking care of herself in these situations.

There was a very minor amount of UK bad language (the blood-related word). There was no sex. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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