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Deadly Editions

(Scottish Bookshop Mystery #6)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  277 ratings  ·  92 reviews
A treasure hunt through Edinburgh gives way to a search for a villain terrorizing the city in Paige Shelton's Deadly Editions, the sixth Scottish Bookshop Mystery.

Bookseller Delaney Nichols receives a mysterious cloaked visitor one evening at the Cracked Spine Bookshop. He presents to her an even more perplexing note: an invitation to an exclusive treasure hunt hosted by e
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 6th 2021 by Minotaur Books
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Blaine DeSantis
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martins Press/Minotaur Books for providing me with a free advance copy of this book in return for an honest review.
What could be more fun than a treasure hunt? And what if the prize was a marvelous private library collection? And what, if in addition to that, all the contestants were all going to be awarded a large sum of money just for playing? Tempting??
Well, Edinburgh bookshop owner Delaney Nichols received an invitation to participate in this treasure hunt af
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The sixth installment of the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries reunites readers with the wonderful cast of employees at the Cracked Spine in Edinburgh, Scotland. Goosebumps may crawl up your arms once you realize how protagonist Delaney Nichols has been set up as she and close acquaintances surge forth on a treasure hunt planned by an eccentric wealthy woman named Shelagh O’Conner who is obsessed with the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The story is thoroughly engrossing as Delaney and friends work a
Apr 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
I love cozy mysteries and I love Scotland too, so this is a series made for me!

This book is everything I was hoping for! A bookstore, an owner who loved following clues, and a whodunit well worth reading! I love treasure hunts, so this was an added bonus.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press-Minotaur Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
Ms. Shelton's Deadly Editions is the sixth book in the Scottish Bookshop series and was another entertaining and intriguing read from beginning to end.

I love visiting Edinburgh and seeing Delaney and the characters that inhabit her world. Tom, Elias, Aggie, Rosie and Hamlet all have a part to play in this book and add a richness to the story. These characters are so well developed now that I feel like I'm visiting with old friends when I open one of these books. The plot moves swiftly as Delaney
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
3 1/2 stars. I love treasure hunts so this was already a hit with me. Well then a bookshop. And Edinburgh. Plus a visit through some of the pubs. Could you go wrong?

The author didn’t. I have read other entries in this series and enjoyed the characters so this was a nice visit with old friends. The book moved a long quickly and even though I guessed who the culprit was there were enough twists to keep me satisfied.

Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde plays a pivotal role in th
Sam Sigelakis-Minski
Loved the treasure hunt and the Jekyll and Hyde references, but felt like this was a bit fillery. Rtc.

UPDATE: Full review on my blog, Sam's Beach Reads.

What I Loved:

The Bookish References. In the Scottish Bookshop Mystery books, there is usually a bookish theme that helps the reader immerse themselves into the mystery. In Deadly Editions, the book in question was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll is one of my favorites, for many of the same reasons Shelaigh loves it: it is a fascinating
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2021
Dollycas’s Thoughts

We return to Edinburgh on a snowy morning. Delaney Nichols loves her job but is a little leery about a message inviting her to meet with socialite Shelagh O’Conner. Shelagh is known for her fantastic library but she also has a questionable past that includes misdeeds and murder. She was cleared of the murder but as a fan of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde, her hijinks still give people pause. Delaney does attend the meeting and is intrigued by Shelagh’s plan for a treasure hunt culmin
K.A. Davis
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
DEADLY EDITIONS, the sixth book in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series by Paige Shelton, is another terrific addition to one of my favorite series. The reader is treated to the enchanting city of Edinburgh, Scotland as seen through the eyes of American transplant, Delaney Nichols. I especially enjoyed how the plot revolved around pubs in the area and Ms. Shelton’s strong descriptions brings their quaint charm to life on the pages. I also think that Delaney has just about the best job in the wor ...more
Karen Hollins-Stallman
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
“Deadly Editions” is the 6th instalment in the "Scottish Bookshop Mystery” series by Paige Shelton. I loved visiting Edinburgh, Scotland and the Cracked Spine book shop again. The story is full of quirky characters, a beautiful setting, and an interesting plot. I liked how this time we were exploring the tale of Jekyll and Hyde as well as a treasure hunt.

There were several possible suspects, and kept me guessing for quite a while. I was drawn into this story right away and did not want to put it
Laura Salas
Dec 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I really love this series, but I was a bit disappointed in this one. The treasure hunt seems ridiculous, and the totally random nature of the clues was baffling to me. Also, I love cooperation, but several of the treasure hunters working together and nobody trying to outdo each other just seemed weird. I like Delaney so much, but I found this title less engaging than the others in this series. I hope the next one is back up to the usual high standards.

Review copy provided by the publisher via Ne
Carol Deegan
Dec 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was full of twists and turns, but I could not seem to get into the story. There were a lot of characters to keep track of throughout the book. I received an arc of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
Lacey Harrington
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved Deadly Editions it was another fun mystery with the Cracked Spine group! The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has Delaney curious. This one has a treasure hunt, Murder, and is full of secrets. I was swept away to Edinburgh along for the adventure. This series is one of my all time favorites and I can’t wait for the next adventure!
Donna Huber
Apr 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good mystery. I enjoyed the characters. A great book for a lazy afternoon of reading. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads. ...more
May 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery, gothic
Darcy is happy to still be in Edinburgh in spite of the winter weather starting to settle in. She and Tom are happily settled in their new house, currently sharing with Aggie and Elias while their home is undergoing renovations. It's cozy and homey to be all together. When a mysterious messenger drops off a note for Darcy asking her to come to a meeting with philanthropist and rare book collector Shelagh O’Conner, Darcy is surprised and confused. At the meeting Darcy meets several other interest ...more
Barbara Rogers
Series: Scottish Bookshop Mystery #6
Publication Date: 4/6/21
Number of Pages: 304
** 3.3 Stars **

Delaney Nichols moved to Edinburg from Kansas just a bit over a year ago – and what an exciting year it has been. She’s made many new friends, including a police inspector, and she’s gotten married to a handsome-as-sin pub owner named Tom. Life just couldn’t get much better – until she’s invited to a meeting concerning a treasure hunt. The prize? The entire library owned by the very eccentric Shelagh O
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Deadly Editions is the 6th book in the Scottish Bookshop cozy mystery series by Paige Shelton. Released 6th April 2021 by Macmillan on their Minotaur imprint, it's 304 pages and is available in hardcover, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.

All of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries
Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton is the 6th novel in A Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone for those new to the series. We return to Edinburgh, Scotland on a snowy day as Paige begins her day at The Cracked Spine. Delaney is surprised when she receives a missive from wealthy Shelagh O’Connor inviting her to a pub that afternoon. Delaney along with three others are invited to participate in a treasure hunt. They must decipher the clues to find a valuable copy of The S ...more
Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Deadly Edition is a fantastic addition to the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries!

Treasure hunts and books what more could a person want. Delaney Nichols is all about the books but when a mysterious message about taking part in a treasure hunt is delivered by a mysterious source has our bookstore owner a little leery. One of four people to receive this unexpected invitation by eccentric socialite Shelagh O’Connor. After attending the meeting Delaney is intrigued by the treasure hunt and the pri
Apr 14, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

In a bookstore in Edinburgh, Delaney Nichols, bookseller, is presented with a unique opportunity-an invitation to join a literary treasure hunt. The person making the offer may be a bit mysterious and even suspicious, but it's hard to resist the promise of not only a first edition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but the guarantee of be
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton is the newest tome in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series and opens with Delaney receiving a handwritten, hand delivered invitation to discuss Ms Shelagh O'Connor's vast collection of valuable books. Well, of course, who could turn down that invitation? As it turns out it was much more than an invitation, is was an announcement of a contest, of sorts, to win the library upon the death of Ms. O'Connor, a treasure hunt with one of the four people present to be the ...more
Apr 07, 2021 added it
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"It’s a quiet, snowy morning at The Cracked Spine bookshop, when bookseller Delaney Nichols receives a mysterious visitor, a messenger. He presents her with a perplexing note: an invitation to a meeting with eccentric socialite Shelagh O'Conner, who requests Delaney’s participation in an exclusive treasure hunt. Delaney is intrigued, but also cautious: Shelagh, while charming in person, has a reputation for her hijinks as a wealthy young woman in the '70s. She was even once suspected
Caitlin Gonya
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received a free e-copy of this novel from NetGAlley in exchange for my honest opinion.

I have not read a novel by Paige Shelton before, and this particular one was number 6 in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. Delaney Nichols, bookseller, has been invited on a treasure hunt through Edinburgh insearch of a valuable edition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The hunt is the idea of socialite Shelagh O'Connor, who has a most intersting and checkered past
Cathy Cole
Apr 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sixth book in Paige Shelton's Scottish Bookshop cozy series continues to charm readers. What's not to like about a treasure hunt in Edinburgh, Scotland with a rare library as the prize? Shelton likes to weave in a bit of Scottish legend and lore into each book. Previous topics have been as varied as Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Loch Ness monster. In Deadly Editions, it's Robert Louis Stevenson's groundbreaking The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The mystery is a good one, aided by
Dawn Michelle
Having just gone back and reread #4 and then reading for the first time #5, it was lovely to have both the characters AND the back storylines firmly in my mind for the reading of this, the 6th book in the series. And what a story it is - murder, mayhem, Robert Louis Stevenson. So much fun and a little bit of the creepies too, if I am being honest. I am not sure that I would have been as brave as Delaney and company were. There were moments where I was, quite literally, on the edge of my seat.

Stanley McShane
Apr 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Could this be a very rich woman playing with her fellow Scots? Shelagh O’Conner has set up a contest and the winner gets to have her very valuable book collection. Yes, this is a Scottish bookstore mystery!

Included in the prize is a very valuable copy of Robert Louis Stevenson’s book, “The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” The pubs around Edinburgh are the scene for the drama and clues are set up in each pub. The rules are fairly simple: follow the clues and the one who solves the puz
Apr 25, 2021 rated it liked it
I have read all the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries in order and I love them! But I noticed the same inconsistency in 3 places in this book and it distracted me during the whole book.
1.) On page 23, Shelagh says, "I'm sixty." On page 26, she refers to an event that happened "in the late sixties" when “[she] was seventeen.” I have always assumed these books were set in the current year, so around 2020. If Shelagh is 60ish now, she would have been 8-10 years old in the late sixties, not 17.
2.) On pa
The Cozy Review
May 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Deadly Editions is an enjoyable, fun read. The characters are lively, inspiring, and entertaining. The bookshop is delightful and in a Scottish setting that will make any reader want to visit.

Delaney is an engaging character. She loves the bookshop and her Scottish home and is often amused and bemused by customers and residents. Spending so much time with books can be tedious, but not for Delaney; she can’t stop putting herself in the middle of murder investigations. This time, the killer is us
Bobbie Kirkland
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Through NetGalley, I received a free copy of DEADLY EDITIONS (Book 6 of the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries) by Paige Shelton in exchange for an honest review. When an eccentric and wealthy book collector Shelaigh O’Connor contacts Delaney Nichols to meet with her about obtaining her collection, Delaney’s surprised to find out the offer is to her, personally, rather than to her in her capacity as a bookseller at the Cracked Spine Bookshop. Shelaigh has gathered a group together to compete in a treas ...more
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
From the first chapter to the last, this entry in the series had me riveted. It was more than just a whodunit, it was also a treasure hunt, and a look into the novel Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. So many nuances to this story, that I almost lost sleep trying to finish it!

The other thing about this series that is absolutely wonderful, The Setting; it is a character as much as the protagonist. It does not just take place In Edinburgh, Scotland; the setting is essential to the plots. The author crafts i
Cozy Cat Reviews
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 6th book in the popular cozy series "Scottish Bookstore Mystery Series" by cozy author Paige Shelton. I have read and recommend very highly this enjoyable series. I love the setting of a book store in Edinburgh, the charcters and the way the author creates a good sleuth . Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinions my my own.

In this next in series we join our protagnist Delaney at her bookshop The Cracked Spine. A mysterious man enters and of
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