American Delaney Nichols has moved to Scotland and works in the Cracked Spine Bookshop that deals in rare books and historical items. Her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, sends Delaney to Castle Doune near Edinburgh on a job to pick up an old copy of a Scottish comic from a man who is dressed like William Wallace. As Delaney and her co-worker hike to the top of the castle, they see a dead body that is the person that should be delivering the comic book to Delaney. The deceased person is interconnected to Edwin through an old acquaintance and Delaney feels a pull toward investigating the murder. The story was interesting and had a good plot. I felt like the plot was very slow-moving but still worth reading as it had lots of information about Scottish history and culture. I think that this cozy mystery would be a good choice for many readers.
Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton will be available April 4, 2017 from Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.