Review of Deadly Editions

Posted March 14, 2022 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Review of Deadly Editions

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton
Series: Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Genres: Murder, Cozy
Published by Minotaur Books on April 6, 2021
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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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 eccentric socialite Shelaigh O'Connor. Delaney is intrigued, but also cautious: Shelaigh, while charming in person, has a reputation for her hijinks as a wealthy young woman in the '70s. She was even once suspected for the murder of a former boyfriend, though ultimately cleared of all charges.
But Delaney is enticed by the grand prize at the end of the treasure hunt: a highly valuable first edition copy of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. The winner is also to receive the contents of Shelaigh's vast library, and an unspecified sum of cash.
The night after the first meeting of the treasure hunters, however, several homes in Edinburgh are robbed in a manner reminiscent of Shelaigh's old tricks. And when a man connected to Shelaigh is killed, suspicion builds. Except Sheilagh herself has disappeared from her home, seemingly kidnapped by the villain.
Terror mounts throughout the city as Delaney attempts to solve the mystery, while trying to stay out of the killer's clutches. For she, it seems, is his next target.

Also by this author: The Cracked Spine, Of Books and Bagpipes, To Helvetica and Back, Lost Books and Old Bones , The Loch Ness Papers , The Stolen Letter

 

Here is what I thought

I really enjoy this series set in Scotland centered around a bookshop, I mean whats not to love. πŸ™‚

Delany is pretty much in charge of the bookshop now because Edwin though still the owner has pretty much retired because he has a lady friend now and they go off doing things. Though when Delany was sent an invitation to check out a huge book collection that has a special Jekyll and Hyde book, she calls up Edwin to see what he thinks. He gives her the greenlight to check it out with no book budget!

Delany gets there and finds out that there will be a treasure hunt and that her and a few others will be given the first clue then they have to figure out where the next clues will be and it should lead then to the Jekyll and Hyde book. Then a murder happens and the stakes seem a bit higher and Delany is not sure if it’s worth trying to find the book, but she can’t leave a mystery unsolved!

I really like the characters in this series! I love Delany and Tom (who isn’t a cop!!!) then there is Rosie and Hamlet who work at the bookshop and many other fun characters!

I enjoyed just reading this one and hanging out with the characters that I really should have been able to figure out the killer but I just didn’t really try…lol.

It’s just a fun series and I would recommend it!

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