The stolen letter / Paige Shelton.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Bookseller Delaney Nichols meets a woman who believes she is Mary, Queen of Scots, reborn. When the Cracked Spine is royally threatened, she must do all she can to save the shop. Heading back to work the day after she returns from her European honeymoon, Delaney Nichols is excited to get back to the Cracked Spine. But as she disembarks the bus and hurries toward the shop she and another woman collide, sending a stack of books the woman is carrying to the ground. Delaney's hapless victim's name is Mary, and she and Delaney can't help but notice that they bear an uncanny resemblance to one another. According to Mary, they both also look like the long-beheaded Mary Queen of Scots. Even stranger, Mary believes she is reincarnation of the Scottish queen. But peculiar as Delaney's doppelganger is, she doesn't have time to dwell on it: on her arrival to the bookshop, she learns the Edinburgh city council wants to close the Cracked Spine, citing code violations, and she's determined to stop them. But when Mary's husband dies in a car explosion-and Delaney learns he was the very member of city council who proposed that the city take a closer look at the bookshop's construction-she starts to wonder if her meeting with Mary wasn't an accident. Edinburgh has become as filled with intrigue and decption as any European court, and Delaney is determined to get to the bottom of this royal mystery"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781250203878
      1250203872
    • Accession Number:
      2019049216
    • Accession Number:
      on1126351956
      1126351956
    • Accession Number:
      fay.698291
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SHELTON, P. The stolen letter. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2020. ISBN 9781250203878. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.698291. Acesso em: 7 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Shelton P. The Stolen Letter. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2020. Accessed August 7, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.698291
    • APA:
      Shelton, P. (2020). The stolen letter (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Shelton, Paige. 2020. The Stolen Letter. First edition. A Scottish Bookshop Mystery: 5. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.698291.
    • Harvard:
      Shelton, P. (2020) The stolen letter. First edition. Minotaur Books (A Scottish bookshop mystery: 5). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.698291 (Accessed: 7 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Shelton, P 2020, The stolen letter, First edition., A Scottish bookshop mystery: 5, Minotaur Books, viewed 7 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Shelton, Paige. The Stolen Letter. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.698291.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Shelton, Paige. The Stolen Letter. First edition. A Scottish Bookshop Mystery: 5. Minotaur Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.698291.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Shelton P. The stolen letter [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 7]. (A Scottish bookshop mystery: 5). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.698291

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1

Still savoring her honeymoon with her pub-owning husband, Kansas-born Delaney Nichols returns to her fantasy job in a quirky Edinburgh rare-books and manuscript store, the Cracked Spine. In a rush, she bumps into a woman, Mary Stewart, who, Delaney learns, believes she lived a past life as Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Mary was on her way to the bookstore, so they continue together, chatting. Mary invites Delaney, her husband, and a co-worker to her home for dinner. The next day, while Delaney and coworkers are discussing a threat to the very existence of the bookstore and its unorthodox attached warehouse, a car bomb goes off nearby, with the sole victim being Mary's husband, Henry. As Delaney works to learn the details of the city council's plan to condemn the bookstore, she learns that Henry was behind the action, pointing to a connection between the contents of the warehouse and Mary's historical being. While some aspects of the story line are fanciful, the history Delaney uncovers as she researches tapestries, old business licenses called Burgess Tickets, and Elizabethan-era furniture is fascinating and nicely woven into the tale. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 February #3

Bestseller Shelton's whimsical fifth Scottish Bookshop mystery (after 2019's The Loch Ness Papers) finds Delaney Nichols back in Edinburgh from her honeymoon, eager to return to her job at the Cracked Spine, "the most wonderful bookstore in the entire world." On the street, she literally bumps into a woman who looks a lot like herself—the same frizzy red hair and lots of freckles. By chance, the woman, who introduces herself as Mary Stewart, was on her way to the Cracked Spine. At the bookshop, Mary reveals that she's the reincarnation of Mary, Queen of Scots. Delaney and Mary soon become friends. Meanwhile, the Edinburgh City Council threatens to close the bookshop for code violations. Eventually, other people who believe they have past lives end up playing supporting roles in the main action: Delaney's investigation of the death of Mary's husband, a member of the council, in a car bombing. Vivid descriptions of Edinburgh enhance the well-crafted plot. Cozy fans will look forward to the further adventures of smart and intuitive Delaney. Agent: Jessica Faust, Bookends Literary. (Apr.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2020 February #3

Bestseller Shelton's whimsical fifth Scottish Bookshop mystery (after 2019's The Loch Ness Papers) finds Delaney Nichols back in Edinburgh from her honeymoon, eager to return to her job at the Cracked Spine, "the most wonderful bookstore in the entire world." On the street, she literally bumps into a woman who looks a lot like herself—the same frizzy red hair and lots of freckles. By chance, the woman, who introduces herself as Mary Stewart, was on her way to the Cracked Spine. At the bookshop, Mary reveals that she's the reincarnation of Mary, Queen of Scots. Delaney and Mary soon become friends. Meanwhile, the Edinburgh City Council threatens to close the bookshop for code violations. Eventually, other people who believe they have past lives end up playing supporting roles in the main action: Delaney's investigation of the death of Mary's husband, a member of the council, in a car bombing. Vivid descriptions of Edinburgh enhance the well-crafted plot. Cozy fans will look forward to the further adventures of smart and intuitive Delaney. Agent: Jessica Faust, Bookends Literary. (Apr.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.