Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2) by Molly MacRae

Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2)

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....

Details Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2)

TitleScones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherPegasus Books
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction, Amateur Sleuth

Reviews Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2)

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    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 uncomfortable. Also it was a bit hard to catch up with all the characters. The book was well written so I look forward to checking out the author’s other ...
  • Judy
    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 breakfast, start investigating and trying to find out more about the death. Then other things start happening and the investigation gets deeper.I enjoye...
  • Lisa Morin
    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 find that made me feel bad for her, or had me rooting for her. She was a miserable person who really made the story difficult to read.I found myself skimmin...
  • FangirlNation
    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 Daphne Woods, for a three- month visit. But Daphne manages to upset just about everyone in the village before her first week is out.Read the rest of this re...
  • Kelly
    **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.
  • Lesa
    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 their business partners, operate Yon Bonnie Books, a tea room and a bed-and-breakfast. And, because they once solved a murder case, everyone assumes the...
  • Taryn
    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 over and over. When I thought I had it all figured out something else would pop out of the woodwork and lead me in a different direction. If you enjoy c...
  • Bronagh Miskelly
    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'm not sure I really got to know any of the characters and understood their motivations (especially regarding Daphne's behaviour who for most of the book ...
  • Ami
    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 book in the series, Plaid and Plagiarism, was that I couldn’t figure out the personalities of the main characters. This issue still exists here in S...
  • Dawn Michelle
    WHAT in the holy heck did I just read? This book was boring. As in "I just might fall asleep in the middle of the day while reading it" boring. It was all blah blah blah and dither dither dither and NOTHING, and I mean N O T H I N G happens [unless you count wishing one of the characters dead every time they are on the page] until 67% in the book. So you have to listen to blah blah blah and dither dither dither for 66% of the book and be BORED ou...