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Short Synopsis
Paige Shelton, the author of the Farmers' Market Mysteries and the Country Cooking School Mysteries, presents the first book in an exciting new cozy mystery series set in Scotland.

Full Synopsis
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.

"Carrington MacDuffie, now with that name it sounds like she should be good with a Scottish accent and she is! This is my first time listening to this narrator and I really enjoyed it." ---Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

"As warm and inviting as a cup of tea and a serving of fresh-from-the-oven shortbread." ---Ellery Adams, author of Writing All Wrongs

"Full of wit and whimsy, with a clever plot and delightful characters, this mystery is a fantastic read!" ---Jenn McKinlay, author of Copy Cap Murder

"A great read for book lovers, mystery seekers, and anyone who enjoys a determined new heroine." ---Erika Chase, author of Read and Buried

"Kilts, killers, and a keen sleuth... oh my!" ---Lucy Arlington, author of Off the Books

"I have always wanted to go to Scotland, and this book instantly takes me there. I can hear the bagpipes in the distance and the murmuring in the pubs. Carrington MacDuffie was an incredible narrator. . . . [She] definitely brought this book to life!" ---Reading Around the Genres

The Cracked Spine


Author Paige Shelton

Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie

Publication date Mar 29, 2016

Running time 8 hrs

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