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Deadly Editions

(Scottish Bookshop Mystery #6)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,160 ratings  ·  196 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
Chatting About Cozies
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
Jul 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
What fun! A cozy mystery treasure hunt through the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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
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.
Apr 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Deadly Editions is the sixth book in the Scottish Bookshop mystery series. The main character, Delaney, is an American woman who relocated to Scotland to work in a unique bookshop, the Cracked Spine. Delaney occasionally helps solve mysteries. Deadly Editions starts with Delaney on a treasure hunt, but leads to her looking for a killer.

I recommend starting with the first book in this series, The Cracked Spine. Each book in the series has a unique mystery, but the relationships between the charac
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all who love Edinburgh, Scotland.
Present day. Edinburgh, Scotland. Paige Shelton’s Deadly Editions (Scottish Bookshop Mystery #6) finds Delaney Nichols newly married and back at her job at The Cracked Spine, an intriguing bookshop where Delaney works with other characters such as Rosie, Hamlet, a student, and Hector, a miniature Yorkie who watches over all who work at The Cracked Spine. When I am reading each book in this series, I get very comfortable and feel right at home as I have been to Edinburgh about 6 times. Lucky me! ...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
May 28, 2022 rated it really liked it
Another entertaining entry in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. Not quite 4 stars for this one. The murder mystery actually was not as interesting as the treasure hunt for a rare edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, organized by a rich, eccentric Shelagh, who was the suspect in a murder in the 1970’s. Delaney is once again on the trail both for the rare book and also searching for Shelagh, who has mysteriously disappeared. I love the atmosphere as ...more
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
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
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Editions is the sixth book in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series by Paige Shelton.

Delaney Nichols has received an invitation to Deacon Brodie’s Tavern to discuss Shelagh O’Connor’s possibly participating in a treasure hunt that she is planning. Delany had doubts about doing the treasure hunt but finally decided to attend once she heard how extensive Shelagh’s library. When Delaney arrives at Shelagh’s home, she is amazed by the library’s vast collection of books. Three other people will
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Delaney is enjoying a winter morning at The Cracked Spine when an intriguing note is delivered to her by way of messenger. The note appears to be from a local socialite by the name of Shelagh O'Connor. She would love for Delaney to join in on a treasure hunt and the prize for whoever can find it is a first edition book. Delaney can't possibly let such an attractive prize pass her by so she decides to join in on the fun. She knows she needs to be careful though, O'Connor has a past that can't be ...more
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.

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
May 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, 3m, library, kindle
I love this series. The main character is smart and likeable. I haven't read Dr. Jekyll so I wasn't familiar with some of the references but it didn't affect my enjoyment of the story. The ending seemed a little rushed (I would have liked to know what happened to the prize) but I am still looking forward to the next one. ...more
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelton continues to delight with this Scottish bookshop setting and a host of lovable characters I've come to think of as friends. A very intriguing mystery within a mystery with quite a few potential suspects kept me rabidly listening and it was over all too soon. Now I'm impatiently waiting for the next installment. :-) ...more
Another great book about Delaney and her friends at the Cracked Spine Bookshop. This book sends her and her friends on a treasure hunt to find and win the highly valuable first edition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde book. Page turning suspense.
May 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Delaney is invited to do a hunt through the town for a book with a money prize. The prize is offered b a lady who lives alone and caused trouble in the past. While the book is good , I like her other series better.
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
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
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
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 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
Apr 14, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy
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
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
Karen Hollins
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
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This is the sixth book in the Scottish Bookshop mystery series by Paige Shelton.

Delaney is offered the opportunity to acquire a first edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s book The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr Hyde. This invitation leads to a scavenger hunt and then the lady conducting the festivities goes missing.

This book gives you a double whammy. You get to follow the mystery and the solving of it while following the characters following the clues left in the scavenger hunt. This
May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting not so patiently for this book, and it certainly did not disappoint. From the beginning, the start of the scavenger hunt, I was hooked. Fairly quickly, I realized that I had forgotten so much about Jekyll and Hyde that I went back and reread it half way through this book, just a bit of a refresher. Also looked up Deacon Brodie, a new acquaintance. I loved tagging along with Delaney and Co. as they worked to unravel the mystery, and I found myself wanting to visit all of the his ...more
Jul 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
This starts off as an interesting Book Scavenger Hunt for Delaney. However, it turns quickly when someone is murdered and also items are being stolen once again. On to of this the person who started the Scavenger Hunt is now missing. There are several twists and the interesting part is the Scavenger Hunt when Delaney is going to different Pubs to find clues along with Birk. Delaney is trying to be careful but does get kidnap by the Monster. Will Tom or the group from Cracked Spine be able to loc ...more
Nancy Reynolds
Jul 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Not my favorite in this series. I usually love these books but this one seemed a bit too outlandish for me. Also, the usual cast of characters didn't have as much involvement in this story. Of course, I still enjoyed Delaney and Tom and the Edinburgh setting, but I just really couldn't love this story. However, I still look forward to the next book. ...more
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