Scones and scoundrels Highland Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 2

by MacRae, Molly,

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Inversgail, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, welcomes home native daughter and best-selling environmental writer Daphne Wood. Known as the icon of ecology, Daphne will spend three months as the author in residence for the Inversgail schools. Janet Marsh and her business partners at Yon Bonnie Books are looking forward to hosting a gala book signing for her. Daphne, who hasn{u2019}t set foot in Scotland in thirty years, is . . . eccentric. She lives in the Canadian wilderness, in a cabin she built herself, with only her dog for a companion, and her people skills have developed a few rough-hewn edges. She and the dog (which she insists on bringing with her) cause problems for the school, the library, and the bookshop even before they get to Inversgail. Then, on the misty night they arrive, a young man{u2015}an American who{u2019}d spent a night in the B&B above Yon Bonnie Books{u2015}is found dead outside a pub. Daphne did her Inversgail homework and knows that Janet and her partners solved a previous murder. She tries to persuade them to join her in uncovering the killer and the truth. To prove she{u2019}s capable, she starts poking and prying. But investigating crimes can be murder, and Daphne ends up dead, poisoned by scones from the tearoom at Yon Bonnie Books. Now, to save the reputation of their business{u2015}not to mention the reputation of their scones{u2015}Janet and her partners must solve both murders. And Daphne{u2019}s dog might be able to help them, if only they can get it to stop howling. . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The residents of Inversgail, Scotland, are excited to welcome noted environmentalist and writer Daphne Wood as author-in-residence. However, Daphne manages to insult the town, libraries, environmental restorationists, and others with her downright rudeness and capricious ways, causing one resident to label her a bampot (idiot). Janet; her daughter, Tallie; Christine; and Summer who together own Yon Bonnie Books as well as the associated tearoom and bed-and-breakfast host Daphne for a book signing at the store, and when a tourist is murdered outside their favorite pub, Daphne wants to join the four of them in conducting an investigation of the crime. The quartet, who had previously helped solve a murder (Plaid and Plagiarism, 2016), decline to become involved until Daphne, too, is murdered, apparently by a poisoned scone from their tearoom. They put forward various theories and disprove them one by one until, with a final plot twist, they uncover a killer, almost losing their lives in the process. Details of small-town life on the western coast of Scotland enliven this smooth-flowing cozy, populated by a cast of engaging characters.--O'Brien, Sue Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The deaths of an author and a tourist pose complications for the operators of Yon Bonnie Books in MacRae's lively follow-up to 2016's Plaid and Plagiarism. The bookstore and café partners-motherly Janet Marsh, sharp ex-lawyer Tallie (Janet's daughter), imperious Christine Robertson, and gifted baker Summer Jacobs-have their hands full when environmental author and former resident Daphne Wood returns to the Highland town of Inversgail with a long list of demands for her accommodations and her signings. Daphne alienates much of the town through her rude and cruel behavior as well as her fixation on an American tourist who died outside a local pub, so it is little surprise when her body is found. The bookshop investigators wonder whether her death might relate to that of the tourist, the disappearance of a high school teacher who moonlights as a photographer, and the members of a mysterious secret society. An array of neighbors, such as a clueless mystery writer who styles himself a supersleuth, adds color, humor, and even wisdom to the proceedings. Cozy fans are in for a treat. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The Highland Bookshop mystery series
#1 - Plaid and plagiarism
#2 - Scones and scoundrels
#3 - Thistles and thieves
#4 - Heather and homicide
Subjects Women booksellers Fiction
Booksellers and bookselling Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Tourists Crimes against Fiction
Authors Crimes against Fiction
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Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Pegasus Books,2018
Pegasus Books2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781681776910
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