The Cracked Spine

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 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Delaney Nichols packed her bags and moved from Kansas to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine, a bookshop located in the heart of the city. Her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime: the shop is filled with everything a book lover could want, each item as eclectic as the people who work there. And Tom the bartender from across the street-- well, it doesn't hurt that he looks awfully good in a kilt. But when a precious artifact goes missing, and Edwin's sister is brutally murdered, Delaney needs to keep her job, protect her new friends, and learn the truth behind this Scottish tragedy.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2016
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250057488
1250057485
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Shelton 2016
Characteristics: viii, 294 pages ; 22 cm

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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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