Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 218 ratings

The Cracked Spine 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
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  • Book 1

    • The Cracked Spine

    • Scottish Bookshop Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Paige Shelton
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit unbelievable

    • By Beatrice on 04-01-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Of Books and Bagpipes

    • Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Paige Shelton
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Delaney Nichols has settled so comfortably into her new life in Edinburgh that she truly feels it's become more home than her once beloved Kansas. Her job at the Cracked Spine, a bookshop that specializes in rare manuscripts as well as other sundry valuable historical objects, is everything she had dreamed. Her latest task includes a trip to Castle Doune to retrieve a hard-to-find edition of an old Scottish comic, an "Oor Wullie", in a cloak-and-dagger transaction that Edwin has orchestrated.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of time

    • By Beatrice on 07-04-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 3

    • Lost Books and Old Bones

    • Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Paige Shelton
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Delaney Nichols, originally of Kansas but settling happily into her new life as a bookseller in Edinburgh, works at The Cracked Spine in the heart of town. She's recently befriended a few medical school students after they came into the shop to sell some antique medical tomes. But when one of the students' friends is found murdered outside in the alley, Delaney takes it upon herself to help bring the murderer to justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the series

    • By Randy N. on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $17.49