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First in a New Series!

Delaney Nichols loses her job as a museum curator due to cut backs.  On answering an advertisement and then a phone interview, she takes a leap of faith and packs her bags and leaves Kansas for the heather strewn hills of Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Cracked Spine is a renowned antiquarian bookshop, owned by Edwin MacAlister, her new boss.  Edwin is a member of a small secret group of people who buy items of interest to their Scottish heritage, and other items. But Delaney has a secret too…books or more like the characters in the books talk to her.

When a previously undiscovered First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays-goes missing, and Edwin’s sister is murdered, all in the first few days of Delaney’s arrival.

Can Delaney find the folio and a murderer?  Will the book voices help her, or have they gone silent…forever?

A great start to a new series.  With a really good set of characters, that will be interesting to follow in further books.  Well written and plotted.

Can not wait until the next book comes out!

5 Stars*****


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, 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.But 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 herself.


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