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The Loch Ness papers

by Shelton, Paige,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 16 copies
Available (13)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Mystery FIC SHELTON Paige
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  FIC SHELTON Paige
CLP - Carrick Mysteries FICTION Shelton
Location  CLP - Carrick
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Shelton
CLP - East Liberty New Books FICTION Shelton
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  New Books
Call Number  FICTION Shelton
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Mysteries FICTION Shelton
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Shelton
CLP - Squirrel Hill Mysteries FICTION Shelton
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Shelton
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Mystery M She
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  M She
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F SHE
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F SHE
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction NEW FIC SHELTON
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Fiction
Monroeville Public Library Mystery SHELTON PAIGE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Mystery
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction SHELTON Paige
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  SHELTON Paige
Sewickley Public Library Fiction M SHE
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  M SHE
South Park Library Mystery F-M SHELTON SCOTTISH v.4
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Mystery
Upper St. Clair Township Library Mystery Fiction MYSTERY SHELTON Paige
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Mystery Fiction
Call Number  MYSTERY SHELTON Paige
Unavailable (3)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Downtown and Business First Floor - Mysteries IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Downtown and Business
Collection  First Floor - Mysteries
Shaler North Hills Library Mystery CHECKED OUT
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Mystery
Whitehall Public Library New Book Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  New Book Collection
Delaney Nichols is delighted with her life in Edinburgh, working at The Cracked Spine--a shop that specializes in hard-to-find books and artifacts. With a job she loves, and her fast approaching marriage to devastatingly handsome Scottish pub-owner Tom Shannon, Delaney's life could be straight out of a fairy tale--at least it would be, if the pastor meant to perform the wedding ceremony hadn't recently passed away. Outside the church where Delaney is searching for another reverend, she stumbles across Norval Fraser: an elderly man obsessed with the Loch Ness monster. Always attracted to the interesting and unusual, Delaney befriends Norval. But when his nephew is found dead, the police decide Norval's obsession has moved from monsters to murder.With a wedding to plan, her family arriving soon from Kansas, and the arrival of an over-the-top Texan with a wildly valuable book, Delaney's plate is full to bursting, but she can't abandon her new friend. Determined to help Norval, she sets out to learn the truth. The Loch Ness buries its secrets deeply, but Delaney is determined to dig them up--whether Nessie likes it or not.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Delaney Nichols, an American living and working in Edinburgh, is in the midst of finalizing plans for her upcoming wedding to a local pub owner when she meets elderly Norval Fraser, a man who has spent a lifetime obsessed with the Loch Ness Monster. Drawn to Norval, Delaney becomes involved in a murder investigation when the two find Norval's great-nephew dead, and Norval is the chief suspect. Believing the possibly mentally ill Norval to be innocent, Delaney investigates other suspects as well as delving into Norval's past, while learning more about the Loch Ness Monster. Complicating matters, Texan Angus Murdoch comes to the Cracked Spine, the bookshop where Delaney works, to return a priceless book of King Arthur tales that he claims his grandfather stole from the shop years ago. Framed with its lovingly described Scottish setting and the fascinating details about both the monster and King Arthur, Shelton's mystery mixes atmosphere, crime, and character effectively.--Sue O'Brien Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the start of Shelton's agreeable fourth Scottish Bookshop mystery (after 2018's Lost Books and Old Bones), American Delaney Nichols, who works at the Cracked Spine Bookshop in Edinburgh, Scotland, is soon to be married. But weddings seldom go off as planned, and Delaney's is fraught with complications. First, the minister dies, leaving Delaney scrambling for a replacement; the tailor shop folds, leaving her dressless; and finally her new friend, Norval Fraser, a sweet, eccentric old man who's obsessed with the Loch Ness monster, is accused of murdering his greedy nephew. Delaney's wedding plans take a back seat as she tries to prove Norval innocent and find the real killer. Delaney's friends and her family, who have traveled to Scotland from Kansas, are amazingly forgiving about being ditched while she investigates the murder. The killer's motivation is a bit of a fizzle, but Shelton stocks her tale with appealing characters and intriguing Nessie lore. Cozy fans will be rewarded. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds Literary. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Shelton, Paige. Scottish bookshop mystery series.
#1 - The Cracked spine
#2 - Of Books and bagpipes
#3 - Lost books and old bones
#4 - The Loch Ness papers
Subjects Americans -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 310 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781250127815
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