The Cracked Spine

The Cracked Spine

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A humble book shop finds itself in the midst of a murder plot in the first novel of bestselling author Paige Shelton's glittering new series.
Delaney Nichols is on the literary adventure of a lifetime when she leaves the States for Edinburgh, Scotland, to take a job at The Cracked Spine. A legendary bookshop filled with special editions and rare manuscripts, it's a house of biblio delights--one as eclectic as those who work there: the spirited and ever-curious Rosie, along with her tiny dog, Hector; a nineteen-year-old thespian named Hamlet (of course); and Edwin, the big boss, who Delaney likes but just can't get a read on. Then there's Tom, the bartender from across the street, whose gentle brogue pulls at Delaney's heart strings--and who can rock a kilt like none other.
"Move over Claire Fraser; American bibliophile Delaney Nichols is about to take storm!"--Ellery Adams
But before she can settle into her new life, a precious artifact from the shop goes missing--and Delaney is terrified to find out that Edwin's sister is brutally murdered. Never did Delaney think that her dream job would turn into a living nightmare. Can she, along with Tom and her coworkers, help close the book on this killer mystery...before it's too late?
"This fun-filled read takes plenty of twists and turns on the way to the satisfying ending."
-- Publishers Weekly

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9781250118226
Characteristics: viii, 294 pages ;,22 cm.


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Aug 24, 2018

Enjoyed this bookshop mystery.

Dec 30, 2016

(The first book in the Scottish bookshop mystery series)

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.

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.

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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