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The Cracked Spine - Paige Shelton
The Cracked Spine
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250057488 (1250057485)
ASIN: 1250057485
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Not a series I'd continue.
It seemed like a good idea to try another cosy mystery and of course it's all the more fun when it has to do with books/bookshops/reading. I read about this book recently somewhere and it finally came through at the library. Unfortunately it doesn't hold up. Delaney has packed her bags and moved t...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
3.5 The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #1)
In need of a good adventure, Delaney Nichols moves to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine. 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 i...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
3.0 Reading Between the Lines
This was a little too serious to be a bonafide cozy mystery, and it was too slow moving. The lead character has an interesting ability. I would have liked the author to explore that more. I loved the view of modern-day Edinburgh and the intriguing secondary characters. Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur ...
Mystereity
Mystereity rated it
5.0 The Cracked Spine
Delaney Nichols, recently let go from her museum job in Wichita, Kansas, answers a newspaper ad for a job at a bookshop in Edinburgh, Scotland and is hired on the spot. Soon after she arrives, her new boss's sister is murdered and a valuable, historic manuscript goes missing. After setting aside...
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