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PDF å BOOK The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1 ô PAIGE SHELTON ô 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 excitN'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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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'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 much as this sets this book up to be unsatisfactory it was the plot and character development that did it inThe plot was flimsy and hard to follow A wealthy antiuarian bookstore owner hires a young American from Kansas to work for him Why? Scotland must have plenty of ualified people to do the work he needed This book was published in 2016 400 years since the death of Shakespeare and the year the First Folio toured the US This plot has the bookstore owner discovering a copy of the First Folio that disappears Really? Then there's a murder But the details of who the suspects are unconvincing and the idea that this young woman from Kansas is investigating the disappearance of the folio and the murder is completely ludicrousBecause it's a cozy there has to be a romance A handsome man in a kilt is immediately smitten by the young American woman Why? Nothing about her leads the reader to expect his infatuation It's not as though American tourists and visitors are scarce on the groundI raced through the second half of this book just to get done and I won't be reading of this series With a plot this weakly constructed and characters who are very flat it didn't really matter that the author knows almost nothing about Scotland She really doesn't know how to build a good story

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The Cracked Spine Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1In 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 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 starters it isn't easily lumped into the cozy mystery genre in my opinion It has a cute token small dog every cozy mystery has some small animal involved a batty older well meaning secondary woman the benefactor characters for the main character and its main character embarking on some sort of personal journey or uest All of which are pretty standard cozy mystery elements from what I've read I struggled though with understanding how the sleuth Delaney Nichols seemed to take it upon herself to try to solve a murder in a foreign country she knows very little about She didn't solve mysteries in Kansas nor have any personal history as an amateur sleuth So why now all of a sudden is she insinuating herself into the murder of her new boss's sister? It really really didn't logically follow for me and kind of ruined it The bit where her boss belongs to a secret club that allows the purchase of priceless items was far fetched in how it was presented I feel that a lot of the plot was far fetched in its presentation and didn't really meld together in a flowing storyline To sum it up I found this to be a lurching story It would pick up slow down pick up slow down and then just get some odd component that left you wondering what is going on And not in a good keep'em guessing mystery sort of way This one seemed to lack the finesse of a cozy mystery So what genre of mystery do I categorize this one? I don't know A trying to make it to cozy but ending up at fairly comfy? The author really had elements that would all be things I enjoy in a book A lost Folio of Shakespeare could have really been explored a bit deeper her work researching her boss's collection could have been explored a little deeper and overall perhaps not having so many secondary characters as helpers to Delaney could have made for a cohesive storyline It's a cute book don't get me wrong But not a favorite Which is a blooming shame because I was really looking forward to a story with a mystery a bookshop and a setting in Scotland