Read Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2) Online Free - Inversgail, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, welcomes home native daughter and best-selling environmental writer Daphne Wood. Known as the icon of ecology, Daphne will spend three months as the author in residence for the Inversgail schools. Janet Marsh and her business partners at Yon Bonnie Books are looking forward to hosting a gala book signing for her. Daphne, who hasn’t set foot in Scotland in thirty years, is . . . eccentric. She lives in the Canadian wilderness, in a cabin she built herself, with only her dog for a companion, and her people skills have developed a few rough-hewn edges. She and the dog (which she insists on bringing with her) cause problems for the school, the library, and the bookshop even before they get to Inversgail. Then, on the misty night they arrive, a young man—an American who’d spent a night in the B above Yon Bonnie Books—is found dead outside a pub.
Daphne did her Inversgail homework and knows that Janet and her partners solved a previous murder. She tries to persuade them to join her in uncovering the killer and the truth. To prove she’s capable, she starts poking and prying. But investigating crimes can be murder, and Daphne ends up dead, poisoned by scones from the tearoom at Yon Bonnie Books. Now, to save the reputation of their business—not to mention the reputation of their scones—Janet and her partners must solve both murders. And Daphne’s dog might be able to help them, if only they can get it to stop howling. . .
|Title||:||Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2)|
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December 14, 2017
I give this book 3 out of 5 Cozy Stars!I liked this book, overall. Just like the two previous cozies, this book had a lot to do with bookish things. I really enjoyed the setting and the mystery of the story but the main character just didn’t sit well with me. Rude people just make me a bit uncomf...
November 07, 2017
This was a fun cozy mystery set in Inversgail, Scotland where the town is welcoming back renowned environmentalist and author, Daphne Wood, who left thirty years ago. Just before she arrives in town a body is found behind a local pub. The four women who are owners of a local bookstore and bed and...
December 18, 2017
I really had high hopes for this book. The description was very appealing and I am a fan of this author. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.
The story itself was good and I enjoyed the characters, but Daphne Woods, who the story was centered around, was very unlikable. There was nothing I could fin...
January 31, 2018
Scones and Scoundrels by Molly MacRae was a smoothly plotted cozy mystery with numerous twists and turns as Janet, Tally, Christine and Summer are once again drawn into a case of murder. The author-in-residence, Daphne Wood, was quirky but an unlikable person. She did grate on my nerves in every...
January 17, 2018
The ladies of Molly MacRae’s Highland Book Shoppe series are celebrating their 4- month anniversary as owners and proprietors of Yon Bonnie Books, with its accompanying Cakes and Tales tea room and B&B when the town of Inversgail welcomes its most famous native citizen, the reclusive author D...
December 15, 2017
**I voluntarily read this ARC**
I wanted to like this more than I did. I liked the idea of it, but I never really connected with any of it. The mystery was a little interesting, but since I didn't really care about the characters I ended up not really caring too much about it being solved.
January 04, 2018
If you haven't read Molly MacRae's first Highland Bookshop mystery, Plaid and Plagiarism, it might take a little time to become familiar with her amateur sleuths in the second book. Scones and Scoundrels takes readers to Inversgail, Scotland, where Janet Marsh and her daughter, Tallie, along with...
January 04, 2018
A wonderfully put together mystery filled with a batch of charming characters and a location that would be on most people's bucket list. I didn't know which way to turn, their were so many suspects to choose from and motives abound. Who could it be and why were the questions I found myself asking...
December 15, 2017
Very much part of the "cosy" sub category of mysteries - a village setting, a local mystery, a cast who are first and foremost "characters".
When I started I expected it to be one of those books you devour in a couple of sittings in a comfy armchair but it didn't engage me as much as it should. I'...
January 03, 2018
Another charming entry in the Highland Bookshop Mystery series! Scones and Scoundrels by Molly MacRae has everything that I look for in a cozy mystery. The female leads aren’t too obnoxious, and there is also a picturesque setting of a small town in Scotland.
One of the issues I had with the first...