By Kaitlyn Dunnett
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 lower than her dance belt, Liss has no notion she's approximately to spiral into one other. . .
Liss nonetheless misses the lifetime of a qualified dancer with Strathspey, the Scottish dance corporation she belonged to. So she arranges a reception for the troupe whilst they are on journey, entire with a Scottish subject matter that features a new spin at the vintage Scottish Scone.
Liss quickly realizes that existence within the staff is not all satisfied jigs and fancy stepping. Victor Owens, the corporate supervisor, has been making lifestyles depressing for everybody. yet she has no inspiration how depressing till Victor bites into certainly one 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 really is as much as Liss to determine whodunit earlier than this culinary killer makes an encore. . .
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Strathspey will continue to exist. ” Gordon’s reaction to her unexpected enthusiasm was once a frown. He glanced at his watch, tossed a number of debts on most sensible of the money, and stood. “I’ve received to head. ” “Yes, to speak to Janice Eccles. I’ll include you. ” “No, you won’t. ” “But she—” One examine the stony expression on his face stopped Liss in midprotest. She felt as though anyone had simply tossed a dipper of chilly water in her face. Straitlaced, by-the-book Detective Tandy was once again and he essentially didn't wish aid from an novice. “Isn’t there something i will be able to do to assist? ” She heard the contact of asperity in her voice and knew he did, too, yet he didn’t even blink. “Yes, you could pass domestic and check out to stick out of difficulty. ” bankruptcy Seven Sherri was once virtually on the finish of her shift for the day whilst a lady walked into the small foyer outdoor the dispatch heart. She appeared favourite, however it took Sherri a second to spot her. Emily Townsend now not seemed refined. Her hair was once a tangled mess, she wore no make-up, and he or she used to be spooked by means of the sight of the safety digicam masking the doorway. “May I assist you? ” Sherri requested during the speaker. Emily began, then peered towards the bullet-resistant glass partition that separated them. She didn’t seem to realize Sherri. “I . . . I’m searching for the detective. I . . . I don’t keep in mind his identify. ” “Detective Tandy? ” Sherri requested, figuring out complete good that it used to be. Emily frowned. “I bet. Is he right here? ” “Why don’t you may have a seat and I’ll see if i will find him? ” Emily perched at the fringe of one of many uncomfortable plastic chairs that supplied the jail’s “lobby” yet she seemed as though she could bolt at any second. Sherri punched in Tandy’s pager quantity. He can be wherever and Emily Townsend didn’t glance vulnerable to attend very lengthy. She did, even if, seem to be approximately to crack. Sherri’s choice was once effortless to make. 5 mins later, having gotten one of many different corrections officials at the shift to take over dispatch so she may possibly depart paintings a piece early, Sherri used to be buzzed via safety doorways and entered the foyer. “Miss Townsend? ” “How were you aware my identify? I didn’t let you know my identify! ” She was once on her ft and heading for the door earlier than Sherri had an opportunity to provide an explanation for. Cursing below her breath, Sherri went in pursuit. She neglected the blast of chilly air that hit her the instant she stepped out into the frigid March afternoon—she hadn’t had time to place at the coat she carried folded over her arm—because Emily already had a superb head begin on her. the opposite lady used to be working complete tilt around the parking zone. Sherri dropped her coat and sprinted after her. She used to be in good form, yet she used to be now not a certified athlete. Emily Townsend was once. thankfully for Sherri, asymmetric paving dotted with icy spots was once a miles cry from the common level. Emily nearly fell, two times, giving Sherri the chance to shorten the gap among them. whilst Emily misplaced her stability the 3rd time, Sherri leapt, catching the opposite lady through the sleeve. Emily grew to become, hands flailing, they usually either went down, Sherri on best.