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The Cracked Spine Audiobook

The Cracked Spine: Scottish Bookshop Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

When she arrives, she meets her new Scottish family; also working at The Cracked Spine are Rosie, perpetually wrapped in scarves, who always has tiny dog Hector in tow; Hamlet, a 19-year-old thespian with a colored past and a bright future; and Edwin, who is just as enigmatic and mysterious as Delaney expected.

But before she can settle in to 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.

©2016 Paige Shelton-Ferrell (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"As warm and inviting as a cup of tea and a serving of fresh-from-the-oven shortbread." (Ellery Adams, author of Writing All Wrongs)

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 04-01-16
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 04-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A bit unbelievable"

    This was an okay story. There were obvious problems in the plot such as everyone talking so freely to Delaney and the fact that she was given a job with such responsibility over the phone. I will probably read the next book. But, I think this might be one of those stories in which everything works out perfectly for the main character regardless of of the complications involved. Carrington MacDuffie did a great job job with the accents. She made the book worth finishing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Saulsbury, TN, US 08-06-16
    Susie Saulsbury, TN, US 08-06-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Hmmmmm"

    I might have liked it better if there had been a little lead up to Delaney's nosiness. It just defied logic that she could be this stranger in a foreign country at a new job (at which she never really seemed to work), who was such a busybody. But more unlikely was that everyone in Scotland was willing to answer her questions, and not tell her to mind her own business.
    The story itself was ok, but the author really should have set up a scenario where there would be a reason for her nosiness. And then, create situations where she sort of stumbles onto things. Delaney seemed like a pain. Maybe I could read more of the future series if Delaney was more Miss Marple than Gladys Kravitz.
    I guess it is ok if you want a little diversion.
    The narrator was good. I liked the accents. Very nice.

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    H D. 05-20-16
    H D. 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun novel!!"

    A great read with a gripping story, and a wonderful performance by the narrator. I can recommend this book for anyone and any age.

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    Angela 04-21-16
    Angela 04-21-16
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    "Very enjoyable!"

    I was listening to this book on my drive home and found myself smiling. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as the plot kept me interested and the characters pulled me into the story. I hope that this book is not a standalone!

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    "First in a New Series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well read by the narrator Carrington MacDuffie. With a great set of characters. Well plotted and written.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mysteries contained within The Cracked Spine bookshop.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The underground tour.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Delaney saw Hamlets face.


    Any additional comments?

    Great start to a New Series. Hope we will get more audio books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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