The Burning Pages: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery (Mass Market)

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Delaney Nichols faces off against an elusive arsonist in the seventh Scottish Bookshop Mystery, The Burning Pages, from beloved author Paige Shelton.

One winter's night, bookseller Delaney Nichols and her coworker Hamlet are invited to a Burns Night dinner, a traditional Scottish celebration of the poet Robert Burns. She's perplexed by the invitation, but intrigued. The dinner takes place at Burns House itself, a tiny cottage not far from the Cracked Spine bookshop but well hidden. There, it becomes clear that Delaney and Hamlet were summoned in an attempt to make amends between Edwin, Delaney's boss, and one of the other invitees, who suspected Edwin for burning down his own bookshop twenty years ago after a professional disagreement.

But after the dinner, there’s another fire. The Burns House itself is burned to the ground, and this time there’s a body among the ruins. When Hamlet is accused of the crime, Delaney rushes to prove his innocence, only to discover that he might actually have a plausible motive...

About the Author

PAIGE SHELTON had a nomadic childhood, as her father's job as a football coach took her family to seven different towns before she was even twelve years old. After college at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, she moved to Salt Lake City. She thought she'd only stay a couple years, but instead she fell in love with the mountains and a great guy who became her husband. After many decades in Utah, she and her family moved to Arizona. She writes the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series and the Alaska Wild series. Her other series include the Farmers’ Market, Cooking School, and Dangerous Type mystery series.

Praise For…

"Suspenseful....Shelton easily keeps us turning pages." —New York Journal of Books

"Danger, intrigue, and adventure combine in this quirky-fun whodunit!" —Woman's World (best new books)

"Historical Burns references add spice to a complex series of intertwined mysteries." —Kirkus Reviews

"Engrossing....Cozy fans will be enchanted." —Publishers Weekly

"Boasts numerous plot twists, appealing characters, and a lovingly described setting." —Booklist

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250789501
ISBN-10: 1250789508
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: March 28th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery