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By Kaitlyn Dunnett

Tis the season to be jolly, yet in Moosetookalook, Maine, Christmas cheer is briefly offer because of a snowless iciness that is protecting skiers and consumers at a distance. thankfully, Liss MacCrimmon of the Scottish Emporium has a plan. . . Liss's brainstorm makes a speciality of Tiny Teddies, the recent "hot" toy of the season. each shop around the nation is out of stock--except a couple of wee institutions in stable ol' Moosetookalook. it is easy sufficient to drum up acclaim for the assumption of luring shoppers to city and retaining them there with a stockingful of latest England vacation appeal. Liss's actual problem lies in contending with bickering businesspeople and--once the US learns of Moosetookalook's Tiny Teddy cache--doggedly made up our minds shopaholics. the 1st signal of whatever amiss happens whilst the final Tiny Teddy is summarily achieved: shot in the course of the middle within the exhibit window of grasping toy shop proprietor Gavin Thorne. however the Teddy's loss of life is simply a precursor to the eerily comparable homicide of Gavin himself... the 2 males in Liss's lifestyles wish her faraway from the case, yet she can not help feeling accountable for beginning the fur frenzy that turns out to have resulted in Gavin's loss of life. along with, how can she forget about the long checklist of suspects, now not the least of whom contain Gavin's vindictive ex-wife, an unscrupulous selectman, a ski store proprietor with an awl to grind, and a rabid toy collector packing warmth in her purse..? Now, with the Twelve (or, in Scots phrases, the Daft) Days of Christmas swiftly imminent, Liss has a plate choked with issues worse than haggis to deal with, beginning with a stockroom full of chook (don't ask), and finishing with a killer who'd prefer to see Liss's goose good and completely cooked...

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She’d sold only one, to Sherri as a present for her young son. She’d expected to sell another to Angie Hogencamp, who owned the bookstore on the other side of the town square and had a small collection of designer teddy bears that her children were not allowed to touch, but Angie had taken one look at the stuffed toys and given a disdainful sniff. ” Thorne’s watery blue eyes looked straight at Liss, but only for an instant. The speed with which his gaze skittered away from hers set off an alarm of air-raid-siren intensity.

Truthfully, She hadn’t expected to see him again until everyone had left. At the first sight of strangers approaching, he’d taken shelter under the kitchen sink. When Lumpkin stayed put beside Liss’s chair, she reached down to scratch behind his ear. A deep, rumbling purr made his entire body vibrate. Meanwhile, Stu had progressed to waving his arms in the air as he expostulated. With one particularly emphatic gesture, his hand came within an inch of the end of Marcia’s nose. She sent a withering glance in his direction, but he didn’t seem to notice.

Priority one was the welfare of the town, but number two was a more personal issue. She caught up with Dan at the coatrack as he shrugged into his L. L. Bean Maine Guide’s jacket. ” His expression somber, he wished her good luck. ” “It will bring in business for all of us, Dan. ” They had reached the entrance, which gave them a clear view of the expanse of bare ground that was Moosetookalook’s town square. “We’ll get snow eventually. ” “It can’t be soon enough to suit me. ” On that less-than-cheerful remark, Dan left for the hotel.

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