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Lost Books and Old Bones

(2018)
(The third book in the Scottish bookshop mystery series)
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Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lost Books and Old Bones is a delightful new mystery by Paige Shelton, featuring bookseller and amateur sleuth Delaney Nichols.

Delaney Nichols, originally of Kansas but settling happily into her new life as a bookseller in Edinburgh, works at the Cracked Spine in the heart of town. The shop is a place filled with curiosities and surprises tucked into every shelf, and it's Delaney's job to research the rare tomes and obscure artifacts that people come to buy and sell. When her new friends, also students at the medical school, come to the shop to sell a collection of antique medical books, Delaney knows she's stumbled across a rare and important find indeed. Her boss, Edwin MacAlister, agrees to buy the multivolume set, perhaps even to keep for his own collection.

But not long after the sale, one of Delaney's new friends is found murdered in the alley behind the Cracked Spine, and she wonders if there is some nefarious connection between the origin of these books and the people whose hands they fell into. Delaney takes it upon herself to help bring the murderer to justice. During her investigation, Delaney she finds some old scalpels in the bookshop's warehouse - she and discovers that they belonged to a long-dead doctor whose story and ties to the past crimes of Burke and Hare might be connected to the present-day murder. It's all Delaney can do to race to solve this crime before time runs out and she ends up in a victim on the slab herself.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Paige Shelton's Lost Books and Old Bones

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Author(s): Paige Shelton
ISBN: 1-250-12779-3 / 978-1-250-12779-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Author(s): Paige Shelton
ISBN: 1-250-19111-4 / 978-1-250-19111-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones (Scottish Bookshop Mystery)
Author(s): Paige Shelton
ISBN: 1-5414-0685-0 / 978-1-5414-0685-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones (Scottish Bookshop Mystery)
Author(s): Paige Shelton
ISBN: 1-5414-5685-8 / 978-1-5414-5685-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones: Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 3
Author(s): Paige Shelton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones: Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 3
Author(s): Paige Shelton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones: Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 3
Author(s): Paige Shelton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones: Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 3
Author(s): Paige Shelton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Author(s): Paige Shelton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU