A Christmas Tartan by Paige Shelton
Also by this author: The Cracked Spine
Series: Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1.5
Also in this series: The Cracked Spine
Published by Minotaur Books
Read in: November 2017
Source: Personal Collection
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Christmastime has come to Scotland, and Delaney and all her coworkers at the Cracked Spine, the quirky bookshop in the heart of Edinburgh, are all in the holiday spirit. Between mugs of hot chocolate and nibbles of gingerbread, Delaney has been given the task of tracking down the provenance of a mysterious box of objects that her boss, Edwin, has recently acquired. In it are various trinkets, but what really catches Delaney's eye is a worn copy of A Christmas Carol, where she also finds an old photo tucked inside. On the back is a name, which leads her to a woman whose granddaughter has gone missing. When it becomes clear that the box might be connected to the missing girl, Delaney is pulled into the intrigue, and takes it upon herself to figure out what really happened—and why. - via GoodReads
I really wasn’t sure if I was going to continue the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series but A Christmas Tartan by Paige Shelton decided it for me. I think The Cracked Spine suffered from a new series establishing itself. I really enjoyed this little novella from Shelton.
Delaney experiences visions in A Christmas Tartan. Of course, at the time she doesn’t know what she is experiencing and as the reader we get to figure everything out as Delaney does. There was a disappearance a few decades ago that had never been solved. Items of the girl who disappeared manage to find their way to The Cracked Spine and into Edwin’s collection. That’s where our adventure begins.
I would definitely read A Christmas Tartan after reading the first book and not before.