The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart

The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart is an old-fashioned mystery, set in early 18th century London. History is poised between the advent of modern science and the superstitions and fantasy of previous eras. Collectors – almost always men – searched the world for things, animal remains, plants, rocks, …

The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton

The Stolen Letter is the fifth of the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries. I’ve read all of them, and while you could jump in at this one, you’d miss seeing Delaney, our amateur sleuth, starting her adventure, new in town, to finding a second family at the bookshop, falling in love, and …

The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton

The Loch Ness Papers is #4 of the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries. It does work as a stand-alone but like so many series books, it’s better if you have all the background and know the characters and their quirks. And the books are all set in and around a unique little …

A Christmas Tartan by Paige Shelton

I’ve read all three full-length books in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series and enjoyed them all. Delaney is someone I would like to be friends with. And the other folks in the bookstore, including the owner are fun to spend time with. The bookstore also has a backroom full of …

Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton

A bookshop, Scotland, and a murder – do I really need to say more? Lost Books and Old Bones is the 3rd in the series, not counting a Christmas novella (which I haven’t read yet). I’ve read all three and definitely enjoy spending time in Edinburgh with Delaney and her crew. …