Dressed to Kilt (Scottish Highlands, #3) By Hannah Reed


Very cosy 3.75 glasses of Scotch 🥃 Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance I really enjoyed this book, but sadly, I think this is the last book in the series (I hope I'm wrong!!!). Nice mystery that tied the past to the present and gave our protagonist some closure. A+ Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance I adore Hannah Reed's A Scottish Highlands Mystery Series. Book three Dressed To Kilt was spectacular and had all the warm and fuzzy feels along with a two truly great mysteries. Today is the release date and the perfect day for a winter Scottish get away! Eden Eliot main character is one I could truly relate too and her cast of amazing Scottish friends and foes made for a believable and great dynamic through out this series. I hate to give spoilers so I will only say this, my wish from the very start of book one comes true at the end of book three. This trilogy is one of my favorites and one I can honestly recommend.
Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance This is my favorite so far from the series! I loved how this mystery intertwined Eden and her lineage, and it felt less rushed then the second book. It seems like this was supposed to be the last book but the writer continued on and I'm glad she did because I want more! I want more of the inspector too! I love Eden and his relationship. I just really enjoyed this book! Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance Dressed to Kilt by Hannah Reed was just a perfect cozy mystery to listen to while walking. The narrator did an excellent job throughout the story and the plot kept me listening long past my walk on many days. I look forward to more in this series. Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance

Grand Mystery

Another grand mystery set in the Scottish Highlands with lots of well described locations, well defined characters, and mysteries galore as Special Constable (that’s volunteer) Eden is invited to a whisky tasting and finds murder. Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance DRESSED TO KILT is the perfect installment to this wonderful series.

Eden Elliott, the protagonist in this series, is facing the end of her tourist visa, and coming to grips with the fact she has to leave Scotland. But before that happens, you know author Hannah Reed has to give Eden one more murder to solve. And this one is a doozy!

Hannah Reed once again gives her readers a story as strong as Scottish stout. AS with the first two books in the Scottish Highland Mysteries, DRESSED TO KILT is a well plotted whodunit that’s leads the reader on a wonderfully mysterious journey to the truth of the who and the why of the murder.

Fans of Hannah Reed aka Deb Baker, are going to love DRESSED TO KILT, as will new readers to the series.
Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance An enjoyable murder mystery serves us up death in a distillery. With snow, a female American Special Constable seeking her family connections, and the odd handsome Scots man in a kilt (aren't they all?). If you like cosy mysteries in interesting locations, you'll like this one.

I downloaded an ARC from Net Galley. This is an unbiased review. Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance Winter is settling into the Scottish Highlands, and Eden’s time in Glenkillen is coming to a close, which has put her into a bit of a melancholy state. But another mystery begins when Leith and Eden compare invitations to an exclusive private whiskey tasting; each invitation saying it came from the other. Eden immediately turns on her investigative hat, discovering the owner of the distillery was a close friend of Eden’s paternal grandfather. Knowing Eden doesn’t care much for the Elliot side of the family, Bridie contrived a reason for Eden to visit her, but she also reveals she’s the subject of an anonymous threat. And when a dead body shows up in a vat of whiskey, it’s time for Eden and Inspector Jameson to discover the truths hidden deep within the local families.

Knowing that this is Eden’s last adventure in Glenkillen, I went into Dressed to Kilt feeling a bit melancholy myself. Eden spends much of her time reflecting on the friends and life she’s made for herself and how she’s changed over the past five-and-a-half months, as well as where her life back home is heading. Luckily a good mystery, involving the unfortunate death of a local, keeps Eden occupied.

The mystery this time around was just as exciting as in the previous two books. It was clear from the beginning that more was going on than the death of a local servant. I did make a few correct guesses as to some of the background behind the whys, but was off-base on other aspects. I love that I couldn’t figure it all out. The death leads Eden to discovering more about her estranged father and his family, something Eden has been avoiding since she was a young girl. The results are cathartic, even if Eden is unwilling to admit that she needed to go through it.

I did have a couple negatives with Dressed to Kilt: Eden is shut out of the case midway through the story. Her hurt is compounded when she discovers her friends (both home and in Glenkillen) hiding truths and manipulating her to discover more about her father’s family. I didn’t like the disconnect Eden had with her friends - especially as this is the final book; I wanted them to work cohesively and enjoy their time together. Additionally, the whole romantic piece was a let down. The will-they-won’t-they was exciting, but Eden’s wishy-washy attitude over both the Inspector and Leith fell flat for me.

Once again, I was absolutely blown away by Angela Dawe’s performance. She comes across as a cast of dozens. Her voices are so genuine. She pulls off sexy Scottish male, the nosey, annoying American, an elderly Scottish woman, etc. It’s all so vivid and enhances the story. I can pick up the audiobook at any point and know exactly who is speaking as if I was watching a show and seeing the characters on TV.

In the end, I really wish the Scottish Highland Mysteries was more than a trilogy. I want to know what becomes of Eden Elliot and the fall out from the discoveries she uncovered over the course of Dressed to Kilt. But overall, this is a wonderful series, with exciting stories, that are doled out at a pace that is as enjoyable as sitting by the hearth and enjoying a cuppa. The detailed descriptions of scenery, culinary treats, town folks, etc. bring the town of Glenkillen to life, and following Eden as she explores and learns is engrossing.

My Ratings:
Story: B
Narration: A+

Review copy provided by Tantor Audio. Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance A fun and a relaxing cozy mystery. I have not read the earlier books, but I was able to touch base with Ellen, Vicky, and other friends. Eden's tourist visa has two weeks left for her stay Glenkillen. She is surprised to receive an invitation to an exclusive whiskey tasting event. Arriving early for a tour of whiskey establishment. she finds the body of the hostess's companion in a vat of whiskey. The twists and turns the books takes will keep you wondering. Just as I felt I knew the killer. the books take another turn and are completely different. I was surprised. I plan on reading the earlier books as it is a winner.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkley Publishing Group through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own. Mystery Thrillers, Humor, Romance

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The national bestselling author of Hooked on Ewe is back with a mysterious murder that leaves the Scottish village of Glenkillen shaken and stirred...
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... Dressed to Kilt (Scottish Highlands, #3)