January 18th, 2020
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
SPARTAN DESTINYSPARTAN DESTINY
Fresh Pick
Todays_Pick
THE WIVES

Reviewer Application

New Books This Week

Latest Articles


New Year, Great Reads for January

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Staying hidden has kept her alive…But now she’s been found.


slideshow image
It's never too late for love in the small Texas ranch town of Silverlake.


slideshow image
Laura Joh Rowland is back the case of a mutilated "Sleeping Beauty" washed ashore in London.


slideshow image
Once she got away, but this time it's a dead end


slideshow image
Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series


slideshow image
Sin may find the Saint she never knew she needed.


Thistles and Thieves by Molly MacRae

Purchase

Add to Wish List


Also by Molly MacRae:

Thistles and Thieves, January 2020
Hardcover
Scones and Scoundrels, April 2019
Paperback (reprint)
Crewel and Unusual, January 2019
Hardcover
Scones and Scoundrels, January 2018
Hardcover
Plaid and Plagiarism, December 2016
Hardcover
Knot The Usual Suspects, September 2015
Paperback
Plagued By Quilt, November 2014
Paperback
Spinning in Her Grave, March 2014
Paperback
Dyeing Wishes, July 2013
Paperback
Last Wool And Testament, September 2012
Paperback

Thistles and Thieves
Molly MacRae

Highland Bookshop #3
Pegasus Books
January 2020
On Sale: January 7, 2020
352 pages
ISBN: 1643133217
EAN: 9781643133218
Kindle: B07VWL35T1
Hardcover / e-Book
Add to Wish List

Mystery | Mystery Book Lover

The latest entry in the charming Highland Bookshop mystery series finds the women of Yon Bonnie Books embroiled in the death of a local doctor, which sets off a chain of other curious—and deadly—events.

Out for a bicycle ride in the hills beyond Inversgail, Janet Marsh discovers the body of Dr. Malcolm Murray. The elderly Murray and his own bicycle went off the road and down a steep slope—he’s sprawled in the burn at the bottom, his damaged bike in a patch of thistles on the bank. Janet calls the Police Scotland emergency number. Tire tracks at the side of the narrow road suggest a vehicle might have been involved. But if it was an accident, the driver hasn’t come forward. And if it wasn’t an accident. . . . But who would want the well-loved, retired doctor dead?

A few days after the death, a box of vintage first editions is left on the doorstep of Yon Bonnie Books with a note: “Please look after these books. Thank you.” Janet and her crew at the shop are at first delighted, and then mystified—what exactly does “look after” mean? Are they free to sell them? And what are the odd notes penciled in the margins? With a little digging, the women decide the books might belong to Malcolm Murray or his reclusive brother, Gerald. When Janet and Christine call at Malcolm’s house, they find his confused, angry sister and evidence of a burglary. When they go to Gerald’s modest croft house, they find the door ajar and Gerald dead inside, stabbed with a regimental dagger.

While the police try to determine if the Murray brothers’ deaths are connected and who’s responsible, Janet and the bookshop owners try to find out how and why the box of books ended up on their doorstep. The police are interested in those questions, too, and they’re more than a little suspicious. Are the Yon Bonnie women as good with burglar tools as they are with books—and at finding bodies?

Highland Bookshop Mystery

Comments

No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

© 2003-2020 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy