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Fateful Words

A Scottish Bookshop Mystery

Paige Shelton



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St Martin's Press
23 January 2024
When Edwin, Delaney’s boss at the Cracked Spine bookstore, leaves town on secret business, Delaney is called upon to guide his yearly literary tour around Edinburgh. But on the first night of the tour, at the inn where the tour group is staying, the inn manager falls - or is pushed - off the roof of the inn, and killed. Then, one of the tour members disappears, leaving a trail of puzzles in her wake.

In a race against the clock, Delaney sets out on the expedition of her life, following clues around Edinburgh to get to the bottom of this mystery. Exploring sights from Greyfriars Bobby to the Royal Mile to the Sir Walter Scott Monument, she'll have to put the pieces together quickly, or the bookstore's survival could be on the line... as well as her own.
Imprint:   St Martin's Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   8
Dimensions:   Height: 173mm,  Width: 104mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781250789556
ISBN 10:   1250789559
Series:   A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PAIGE SHELTON is the author of the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series and the Alaska Wild Series, which begins with Thin Ice. Her other series include the Farmers' Market, Cooking School, and Dangerous Type mystery series. She lives in Arizona.

Reviews for Fateful Words: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery

"""Entertaining....This is armchair tourism at its best, with a dash of murder for spice. Bibliophiles and cozy fans alike will be enchanted."" --Publishers Weekly ""A satisfying cozy framed by interesting details concerning Edinburgh and the history and lore of books and collectibles."" --Booklist Praise for the Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series: ""Suspenseful....Shelton easily keeps us turning pages."" --New York Journal of Books on The Burning Pages ""Danger, intrigue, and adventure combine in this quirky-fun whodunit!"" --Woman's World (best new books) on The Burning Pages ""Historical Burns references add spice to a complex series of intertwined mysteries."" --Kirkus Reviews on The Burning Pages ""Engrossing....Cozy fans will be enchanted."" --Publishers Weekly on The Burning Pages ""Boasts numerous plot twists, appealing characters, and a lovingly described setting."" --Booklist on The Burning Pages ""Captivating...Ghostly pubs and blustery winter scenes help create a suitably sinister atmosphere, while distinctive characters and judicious use of Scottish dialect add to the story's appeal."" --Publishers Weekly on Deadly Editions ""Filled with literary references that will tickle bibliophiles."" --Kirkus Reviews on Deadly Editions ""Vivid descriptions of Edinburgh enhance the well-crafted plot. Cozy fans will look forward to the further adventures of smart and intuitive Delaney."" --Publishers Weekly on The Stolen Letter ""Shelton stocks her tale with appealing characters and intriguing Nessie lore. Cozy fans will be rewarded."" --Publishers Weekly on The Loch Ness Papers ""Shelton's lovely depictions of Edinburgh, its denizens, and its bookshops will enchant lovers of cozies with a Scottish setting."" --Publishers Weekly on Lost Books and Old Bones ""The history Delaney fascinating and nicely woven into the tale."" --Booklist on The Stolen Letter"

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