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Dressed to Kilt

Scottish Highlands Mystery Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Series: Scottish Highlands Series, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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Winter is leaving the residents 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....

©2016 Deb Baker (P)2018 Tantor

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  • The Shepherdess
  • 06-09-18

The best in the series!

The first two were OK but the author was missing something in her writing. This one was finally kicked up a notch and what a mystery such as this should be, I absolutely loved it great improvement truly deserving of four stars! I am looking forward to the next one!

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  • Beatrice
  • 23-06-18

5 stars

Hannah Reed has found the perfect formula for cozy mysteries. Engaging and realistic plot, a quick pace with lots of red herrings and relatable characters. This book and the others in this series all follow this formula and are enjoyable to read. I look forward to listening to the next book.

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  • Barbara J. Bloom
  • 10-06-18

Awesome!!

What a terrific book! I'm so sad it's over. I can't wait for book #4!

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  • Debbie
  • 29-08-19

Old Scottish Clans and The Making of Plans

The third in the Scottish Highland Mysteries finds Eden Elliott and her handsome kilt wearing beau, Leith Cameron invited to a fancy whisky tasting at Glenkillen Distillery. The owner, 90-year-old, Bridie Dougal, has secretly invited them both, unbeknownst to Eden and Leith. And the day of the event, she summons Eden to her home to divulge the reason: She’s received a threat . . . and she also knows something about Eden’s past and her father’s disappearance. With the time drawing near for Eden to depart Scotland (her six-month visa expiring), she is saddened to be leaving. When Leith and Eden attend the whisky tasting at Glenkillen Distillery, Eden is upset to notice an old flame of Leith’s is also in attendance. But she doesn’t have long to pout, because soon their attention is turned to the fact that a body is found floating in a vat, dead in the warehouse. Since Eden is Special Constable to the local police force, she quickly begins her investigation. This is the best, by far, in the series, with twists and turns galore. It seems to tie up a lot of loose ends (besides solving the murder case). I absolutely LOVE the jargon, the people and the atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands. I hope that there will be more to come!

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  • E. Amos
  • 28-03-19

Not ready for it to be done yet!

I don’t know what I am going to do now that I don’t have another book in the series to listen to or read. I feel like a friend just left, without a real goodbye, but without a promise that we would get together again. I hope there will be a 4th book in the series sometime soon.

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  • Peggy Pies
  • 28-02-19

Excellent

I hope there is a sequel. This is her best book although the others are great too. Loved the strong men. Now I want to visit Scotland. The narration was perfect. I actually looked up Scottish cuisine. 😀😀

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  • Breanna
  • 08-02-19

Fantastic

Fantastic book didn't want to put it down. Such a great book with great writing and vocal talent.

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  • sally sullivan
  • 15-11-18

can't wait

can't wait for the next in the series. eden, vicky, inspector jameson, Sean, Leif and all the others have hooked

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  • Akbudge
  • 05-09-18

Didn’t want it to end

I read all three in the series. I knew they this was the last one to date and no word on any more so I really didn’t want it to end. I love the narrator- she really brought the story to life and honestly if I had just read the books I don’t think I would have rated it the same(as high).

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  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • 16-08-18

I want more!

In <strong>Dressed to Kilt</strong> by Hannah Reed, Eden Elliott is nearing the date of her six- month stay in Glenkillen, Scotland. She is surprised to get an invitation to a highly exclusive whiskey tasting at the distillery owned by Bridie Dougal, chieftain of her branch of the Dougal family. But when Eden meets Bridie the day before the tasting, she is disturbed to find that Bridie knew Eden's grandfather and wants to talk about him and Eden's father. Eden harbors a lot of anger towards her dad, who never returned home from Scotland when Eden was six, just as her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

As the whiskey tasting event arrives, Eden goes with her friend, Leith Cameron, who looks especially good in a kilt and has inspired the sex scenes in her romance novels despite their never having had a physical relationship. At the event they find that a boorish American, Janet Dougal, has crashed the party. But no one notices Henrietta MacLeod, the younger though still senior, companion of the nonagenarian Bridie. Then, Eden spots a body hanging out of a whiskey cask. Someone has held Henrietta's head under the whiskey and drowned her in the cask. As a special constable, which is a volunteer constable in the UK, Eden gets involved in the investigation, along with Inspector Jamieson and the newly minted Constable Sean Stevens, the new love interest of Vicky MacBride, the friend on whose property Eden lives. This investigation proves to be even more dangerous than anyone can imagine, but even further, Eden discovers that she has a family connection to this crime, making it personal for her.

<strong>Dressed to Kilt</strong> is a fun book with great plot lines, sympathetic or undesirable characters, and a vivid depiction of the land of Scotland. The story kept me drawn to it, not wanting to put it down. I enjoyed seeing Eden investigate the aspects of the crime and also look into her own family history.

The characters of this book were compelling, and I found myself especially wanting to see things work out for Eden. I have come to see Vicky and Leith as well as Sean and Inspector Jamieson as family. I also see just why certain individuals have given my nationality the reputation as "ugly Americans," as Janet expects everything to be like it is for her at home and offends all around her by her sense of entitlement and speech, such as her insistence on calling the locals "Scotch" instead of "Scots." I found myself cringing at Janet's behavior and hoping I don't run into such Americans myself. But beyond the people, the land of Scotland serves as a delightful character in this book. The imagery of the winter in Scotland adds a lot of flavor to the book, and the snow actually serves as a key plot device.

Angela Dawe performs the audio edition of this book. She uses effective accents for the different characters from around the world and voices that suit each one. Bringing a unique sense of energy to her outside, Dawe truly makes the book come to life.

I have come to feel a part of Eden Elliott's life in Glenkillen over the course of this series, and <strong>Dressed to Kilt</strong> left me craving more. It's too bad that Reed hasn't written any more. Let's hope she gives us more reading and listening enjoyment because I give this book a wholehearted five stars!