But after the dinner, there’s another fire. The Burns House itself is burned to the ground, and this time there’s a body among the ruins. When Hamlet is accused of the crime, Delaney rushes to prove his innocence, only to discover that he might actually have a plausible motive...
The Burning Pages by Paige Shelton is the seventh A Scottish Bookshop Mystery. I believe it is best if you start at the beginning of the series rather than at the end. I thought The Burning Pages was well-written with developed characters. We have gotten to know Delaney Nichols and her Scottish family. Delaney’s brother, Wyatt shows up for an unexpected visit to Delaney’s delight. I love the authors' descriptions of Edinburgh. She really brings the city alive with her word imagery. I love that she includes statutes, museums, shops, and monuments. We also get historical details which adds color and realism. The whodunit was a fun one to follow and solve. Delaney dons her sleuthing cap once again to help a friend. She gets assistance from her friends, family, and her bookish voices. There is action, intrigue, and drama. I enjoyed the reveal. It was interesting learning more about Roberts Burns, his works, and the societies created in his name. The Burning Pages is a tale that will keep you on your toes. The Burning Pages is a captivating cozy with an intriguing invitation, a burning building, a murdered society member, a compatriot who is a suspect, an unforeseen find, Tam O’Shanter chapeaus, a valuable voice, and pages of poetry.
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