Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, September 19, 2016


  • "Kaitlyn Dunnett" (Kathy Lynn Emerson), Scone Cold Dead.  The second book in the Liss MacCrimmon series.  MacCrimmon, once a professional Scottish dancer, has relocated to her hometown of Moosetookalook, Maine, after being sidelined by a knee injury.  She's able to bring her former dance troupe to town and arrnge a reception for them, complete with a Scottish theme, which includes her own spin on the classic Scottish scone.  At the recption, the company manager "bites into one of Lisa's prized cocktail scones, collapses, and dies."  Kitty picked this one up because, well...all things Scottish. (She's also into all things Irish.  It's a genetic thing, I think.)  Thus far there are ten books in the Liss MacCrimmon series.
  • Richard L. Hatin, Deadly Whispers.  Horror novel.  "Unearthly beings, an ancient Indian curse, and four teenage boys in the summer of 1962 begin a heart stopping story of horror that plagues the boys into adulthood.  Now in their early sixties, the boys return to Winooski, Vermont to confron their childhood fears and protect those they love.  Hatin evidently writes books with a spiritual focus -- something that is often a warning flag for me.  According to his publisher's website, this book a "Halloween Book Festival Award -- Runner Up for Best General Fiction" and "Los Angeles Book Festival Honorable Mention Best General Fiction."  Yeah, those don't mean anything to me, either.
  • Faye Kellerman, The Burnt House.  A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery.  A commuter airplane crashes close to Decker and Lazarus' daughter's school.  In the wreckage are unidentified bodies -- persons who should have not been on the plane.  Not in the wreckage is the flight attendant who should have been on the plane.  An act of terrorism or cold-blooded murder?  Peter Decker and his wife follow a dangerous path to the truth.  This one is another of Kitty's books. although I certainly will also be reading it.


  1. After reading the first two descriptions, I have to assume the third book is set in New England as well. ;-)

    1. The Deckers are based in California, Richard -- although parts of California can be as strange as New England.