Two old friends, Janet and Christine, together with
Janet's daughter Tallie and Summer, Tallie's former
college roommate, have decided to take over Yon Bonnie
Books in Scotland. They all need a change in their lives
and they think running a bookstore will be perfect. However,
they are off to a rough start when
Janet finds out that she can't move into her house. It
doesn't get better when a woman is found murdered in the
shed. Who is the murdered woman and why would anyone
murder her? And, when can Janet move into her house?
I must admit that I was quite captivated by the cover
of PLAID AND PLAGIARISM. A cozy mystery book set in
Scotland with four women that are running a bookstore?
Count me in! So, I was quite happy when I got a copy of
this book to read.
As this is a cozy mystery book there are lots of
eccentric people and lots of humor, at least it tries to
be humorous. However, I did find it hard to really enjoy
PLAID AND PLAGIARISM. Despite the bookstore and all. Sure,
moments that I enjoyed, a man and his dog that kept on
disappearing throughout the book. One minute there, the
next gone. The old lady that just showed up one day in
the bookstore, not saying a word, just sitting there
knitting. But, the mystery just never really got to me. I
felt that, despite this being a fairly short book, it was
hard for me to concentrate on the story. It just lacked
something vital, and I think it all comes down to the fact I
just didn't find the four women that interesting and
engaging to read about. For one thing, it took me forever to
remember who is who, and that's never a good
sign. I just waited for the story to take off, but it
never really did. Not even the ending, when everything
was revealed, felt that good.
PLAID AND PLAGIARISM by Molly MacRae may not have enthralled
me, but it
had its moments. If you are looking for a book about
women running a bookstore and caught up in a murder,
well then, I recommend this book for you!
A murder in a garden turns the four new owners of Yon Bonnie
Books into amateur detectives, in a captivating new cozy
mystery novel from Molly MacRae.
Set in the weeks before the annual Inversgail Literature
Festival in Scotland, PLAID AND PLAGIARISM begins
on a morning shortly after the four women take possession of
their bookshop in the Highlands. Unfortunately, the move to
Inversgail hasn’t gone as smoothly as they’d planned.
First, Janet Marsh is told she’ll have to wait before moving
into her new home. Then she finds out the house has been
vandalized. Again. The chief suspect? Una Graham, an advice
columnist for the local paper—who’s trying to make a name
for herself as an investigative reporter. When Janet and her
business partners go looking for clues at the house, they
find a body—it’s Una, in the garden shed, with a sickle in
her neck. Janet never did like that garden shed.
Who wanted Una dead? After discovering a cache of nasty
letters, Janet and her friends are beginning to wonder who
didn’t, including Janet’s ex-husband. Surrounded by
a cast of characters with whom readers will fall in love,
the new owners of Yon Bonnie Books set out to solve Una’s
murder so they can get back to business.
A delightful and deadly new novel about recognizing one’s
strengths and weakness—while also trying to open a new book
shop—PLAID AND PLAGIARISM is the start of an
entertaining new Scottish mystery series