E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1)


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1
  • Paige Shelton
  • en
  • 22 March 2020
  • 9781250057488

Paige Shelton Ç 9 review

The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 characters Ñ 9 Paige Shelton Ç 9 review review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 N't hurt that he looks awfully good in a kiltBut 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 herse. Oops I did it againaka here s another tierlist video ranking all my January Books Now that you know where this one stands check out the video to see the restThe Written Review I often say that we should only be judged on two things if we re kind and if we read books Delaney made the change of a lifetime she picked herself up from Kansas and plopped herself back down in Edinburgh ScotlandShe was hired sight unseen to work at the Cracked Spine a rare books shop and almost immediately the boss s sister diedAnd then a very rare book goes missing and the suspects keep piling up Delaney will have to rely on her sleuthing skills to find out the murderer before it s too lateEhhhh it was too perfect and not in a good wayAs with many cozy mysteries we are thrown into many implausible situations and the believability comes into uestion right awayHer cabbie just so happens to have the hookup to the cutest Scottish cottage in all the land What are the odds Oh wait it s a cozy so the odds are actually 100%The guy she bumps into is super duper hot but has a slightly murderous undertones which makes her uestion his motives There s a batty old woman who will say what she wants when she wants There s a cute dog with a dignified name Everyone is surprisingly unfazed by the murder after a chapter etc etcThis one was entertaining at times it just seemed to rely too heavily on cliches and coincidences

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The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 characters Ñ 9 Paige Shelton Ç 9 review review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 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 ueens paupers and princes and Delaney can't wait. I received this via Goodreads First Reads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review A lovely cozy mystery that felt mismatched to me some of the motivations seemed oddoff to me and I never felt like I got to know any of the characters very well We spend some time with them and I did love the idea of these people but it felt like I was being kept at a distanceDelaney s motives for taking the job I understood but never bought completely but who hasn t dreamed of running off so to speak to somewhere completely different for a new life from time to timeWhile the death of the one character was sad I had trouble feeling anything for the circumstances Many times while I admired Delaney wanting to help her Scottish family as she calls them I wanted to shake her for going off on her own and investigatingI did love her bookish voices but it was never elaborated on in light of the the other goings on understandable but still would have loved to know about itThe pieces do come together in the end but it felt too little too late for me I wasn t bored and I did have some fun but this won t be one I ll be re visiting I may read the second one when it comes out but it won t be top priority for meI m semi new to the cozy mystery genre but I m enjoying myself so far Nidah is too blame PWould recommend it s a nice book to have a lazy day withHappy reading25 to three stars

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The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 characters Ñ 9 Paige Shelton Ç 9 review review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 To get startedWhen 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 does. I received a copy of The Cracked Spine from the publisher in exchange for an honest review It took me less than two days to finish reading it on my Kindle and I ve reviewed it in brief on my blog I m hoping to make this review somewhat thorough for the Goodreads crowdThis book bothered me for several reasons I m going to break this review down into sections to make it easier to read and engage with for anyone who s interestedWhy does Delany hear voices Delaney the protagonist of the story hears the voices of characters from the books that she s read Unlike most of us who might occasionally recall a line from a book or a movie she hears them the way that a psychotic might hear voices Except that it s than that These voices give her psychic power that enables her to find things which are lostAlright I can see how that might be relevant to finding the lost thing in the novel a copy of Shakespeare s First Folio Except that when she needs her voices the most they fall silent unable to help her to trace the missing item This either makes the voices superfluous and unnecessary to the story and a bit disturbing let s face it or it was a convenient way to make the story longer because the voices couldn t help her to find the FolioThe dialog gave me a headache Literally and sincerely reading this book left me with a headache due to my attempts to translate the author s attempt at ScottishScots accent into the dialog on the page It was difficult to read and decipher and it took me probably an added hour of reading time just to get through this throughout the novelMost readers are capable of using their imaginations to work out accents in stories such as this It s annoying for many of us and to my knowledge its absence doesn t bother the rest of us Descriptions were irrelevant and excessive Nothing about the descriptions of the inside of the Patisserie enhanced my reading experience at all Nor did the repeated efforts the author made to impress upon the reader what it feels like to ride in a car driving on the wrong side of the road The book could have been cut by at least a third if these additional descriptions hadn t been crammed in every which way and I believe that third could have been replaced with interesting story developmentThe end of the book felt rushed When I glanced down at the % I d read and realized that at 92% we were just reaching the climax I felt uncomfortable that things wouldn t wrap up all the way While Shelton did manage to conclude the book without a cliffhanger I felt let down that she didn t do with the climax It was to uick and too short Not what I had hoped for from a mystery novel at all To me it seemed that she was just trying to get the book over with and while I ve come to expect this from some self published books I ve read Shelton could have done better than this as could her editorShelton included too much unnecessary information At the very beginning Rosie tells a story of witnessing a man being hit by a car While this story comes to its conclusion in time it seems entirely superfluous and unnecessary Why include these details at all They did nothing to enhance the story and little to enhance the charactersOn that note I d have liked the primary romance to come a bit sooner I realize I m reading a cozy mystery and not a romance novel but most of these mysteries are written with women in mind and include some kind of romance If you re going to include it make sure that it s not rushed and that you ve attended to it properly I liked the love interest and would have liked to see development between him and Delaney though his character was well developed in just a few words proving that Shelton is capable of doing it the right way in my not so humble opinion of courseI will probably read the next book in this series because I liked the characters but if that one doesn t pan out I will probably abandon the author s work entirely She has some things to work on if she wants to keep me as a reader


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  1. says: E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) Paige Shelton Ç 9 review review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1

    E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) A mystery set in Edinburgh a bucket list city for me in a bookshop with a young American from Kansas as our sleuth What could go wrong? For star

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    review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) Read × E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ç Paige Shelton I received this via Goodreads First Reads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review A lovely cozy mystery that felt mismatched to me some of the motivations seemed oddoff to me and I never felt like I got to know any of the characters very well We spend some time with them and I did love the idea of these people but it felt like I w

  3. says: review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 Paige Shelton Ç 9 review E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1)

    E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) Delaney Nicholas takes a job at the Cracked Spine Bookshop in Edinburgh after losing her job at a museum in Wichita Kansas She packs her bags and is on her way almost immediately She has no plans or information but just the possibility of an exciting adventure As with many cozy mysteries believability often takes a back seat in the

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    E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) I'm not really a fan of cozies and much less those written by Americans and set in Scotland and Ireland It's a sales gimmick because writers know American readers like books set in those places This author decided to write a series set in Scotland knowing next to nothing about the country Then she made one trip there As mu

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    Read × E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ç Paige Shelton Paige Shelton Ç 9 review E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) Dollycas’s ThoughtsI am in awe of Delaney Nichols She answers an unusual ad and within days is leaving Kansas behind and is off t

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    review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) Paige Shelton Ç 9 review I received a copy of The Cracked Spine from the publisher in exchange for an honest review It took me less than two days to finish reading it on my Kindle and I've reviewed it in brief on my blog I'm hoping to make this review somewhat thorough for the Goodreads crowdThis book bothered me for several reasons I'm going to break this

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    E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) Paige Shelton Ç 9 review Are you ready to be swept into an adventure abroad that will invigorate your imagination? Open this book and enter a far away land with Delaney Nichols as she moves from Kansas to Scotland taking a job at The Cracked Spine

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    E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) uite enjoyed the audio book of this first in series

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    E–pub/E–book (The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 Oops I did it againaka here's another tierlist video ranking all my January Books Now that you know where this one stands check out the video to see the restThe Written Review I often say that we should only be judged on two things if we’re kind and if we read books” Delaney made the change of a lifetime she

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    Read × E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ç Paige Shelton Paige Shelton Ç 9 review review The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 DNF at 50%Got halfway through before deciding not to continue I thought some things the premise setting mystery secondary characters were fine My problem was Delaney and her infinite uestions Boy does she ask SO MANY UESTIONS Not just for info on the murder but for everything It was like every conversation she had with someone was of an interrogation It was this characteristic that was the basis for solving Jenny's mu

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