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April 22, 2022

The Burning Pages by Paige Shelton ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

The Burning Pages is the seventh book in Paige Shelton's Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. While I have read a couple of the books in the series, you don't have to have ready any of them to enjoy this book.

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book cover of Scottish cozy mystery The Burning Pages by Paige Shelton
April 2022; Minotaur Books; 978-1250789488
audio, ebook, print (304 pages); cozy mystery

I really liked the mystery in this book. Burning pages is a play on words of sorts. Scottish poet Robert Burns is the literary feature in this book. Following a Burns Dinner, the building burns down and a body is found in the ruins.

You would think the mystery would be discovering who killed the young man and set fire to the building. And in a way, it is about it but there is so much more to the mystery. We get to know more about Scotland and, of course, their famous poet.

We also get to know the regular cast of characters a bit more. Hamlet is a person of interest in the murder investigation. Delaney, Rosie, and Edwin know he didn't do it and will do anything to make sure he isn't unjustly accused. In the process of trying to solve the murder, Delaney uncovers secrets about Hamlet's past - a past he was already delving into.

While I've loved many of Shelton's books, this series has always been one that I could take or leave. I like the characters and the mysteries are interesting but it hasn't been a must-read series for me. But this book has really made me like the series more - it is definitely my favorite and now I kind of want to go back and pick up the series from the beginning.

Whether you are following the series or just looking for a fun read, you should get this book.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour

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