The Cracked Spine

The Cracked Spine

A Scottish Bookshop Mystery

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"In need of a good adventure, Delaney Nichols takes the leap and moves to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine. She doesn't know much about what she's gotten herself into, other than that the work sounds exciting, and that her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime. Edwin has promised that she'll be working with "a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes," and Delaney can't wait to get started. When she arrives, she meets her new Scottish family; also working at the Cracked Spine are Rosie, perpetually wrapped in scarves, and who always has tiny dog Hector in tow; Hamlet, a nineteen-year-old thespian with a colored past and bright future; and Edwin, who is just as enigmatic and mysterious as Delaney expected. An unexpected bonus is Tom the bartender from across the street, with his piercing eyes, and a rolling brogue and it doesn't hurt that he looks awfully good in a kilt. But before she can settle into her new life, a precious artifact a previously undiscovered First Folio of Shakespeare's plays goes missing, and Edwin's sister is murdered, seemingly in connection to the missing folio. Delaney decides to do some sleuthing of her own, to find out just what the real story is behind the priceless folio, and how it's connected to the tragic death, all without getting harmed herself"--
ISBN: 9781250118226
9781250057488
Branch Call Number: PBK MYS Shel

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maipenrai
Dec 30, 2016

(The first book in the Scottish bookshop mystery series)

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Iowagirl67
Dec 17, 2016

This is a "Scottish Bookshop Mystery". The few Scottish words are easy to translate, the characters interesting and likable. I sincerely hope that author Paige Shelton will have another story to tell about Delaney Nichols (from Kansas in America) and her employment at bookshop, The Cracked Spine.

JCLOctavia Aug 11, 2016

A cozy mystery set in Edinburgh, Scotland. A nice quick read for those who like Aunt Dimity series.

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abookandacuppa
Jul 01, 2016

I wish I could give this cozy mystery praise, but it could have been so much better. The main character seems unaware of how to conduct herself around new acquaintances. She often takes advantage of the kindness and hospitality of her new friends. The author mentions "driving on the wrong side of the road" and tells us that "closes" are alleys more times than I can count. I so love Edinburgh, but I hope to remember not to read the sequel.

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cardigramma
May 23, 2016

This is the first book in a new series by this author and I think it is the better than her other 2 series.

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