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The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #1)
Nov 23, 2017
Delaney Nichols, tired of her rather mundane life in Kansas, sees a job listing for a position in Edinburgh, Scotland and picks up her life to move across the world in The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton. Leaving her job as curator of a museum in Kansas, Delaney thinks she is just taking up a job at a rare book shop, but when she arrives, she discovers that The Cracked Spine is much more than just a rare bookshop, but instead, her boss, Edwin MacAlister, collects highly valuable items besides books. On her first day at work, Edwin takes her to a highly secret auction among the Flesh Market Batch, a club for people to bid on highly valuable art, books, and collectibles. The only provenance is a guarantee by Burke, the head of the group. Then Delaney learns that a month earlier, Edwin bought a previously undiscovered first folio of a Shakespeare work, something potentially priceless if genuine. But Edwin has entrusted the folio to Jenny, his sister, who is just getting clean after many years of drug abuse. He did so in the effort to demonstrate to her that he now trusts her. But just the day before, they got into a fight when Edwin wanted the folio, but Jenny refused to give it to him.
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November 23, 2017 – Shelved