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Scotland

by Sharon Tucker


It was the 80s. If you were there, you remember the fall of the Berlin Wall, big hair, Laura Ashley prints, Reagan, peg trousers, Chernobyl, the first personal computers, Thatcher, and the rise of technology.

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by Sandra Murphy


When Delaney Nichols answered an ad asking for someone who wanted to work in a bookshop and have adventures, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. Every day is a surprise. Edwin, owner of the Cracked Spine, has a lot of secrets. Most he’s willing to share with Delaney, but not all and that can cause quite a problem.

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by Sandra Murphy


When four women decide to move to Scotland, it’s not as impulsive a move as it might sound. Janet and her husband Curtis, ex-husband and a rat, that is, owned a vacation cottage there. Janet made sure she got it in the divorce. The other women are Tallie, Janet’s daughter, Tallie’s BFF Summer, and Janet’s longtime friend, Christine, home to take care of aging and forgetful parents.

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by Sandra Murphy



Delaney Nichols surprises even herself when her job at a small museum in Wichita, Kansas is the victim of budget cuts. She answers an ad for “a bold adventurer” who is willing to relocate to Scotland and work in a special bookshop. She and the owner, Edwin, hit it off on the phone, and the next thing she knows, she’s on her way.

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by Cyntha Chow


In the two years since Prunella “Pru” Parke moved from Texas to England to establish a career as a head gardener, she’s not only completed two successful gardening projects, she has helped to catch several murderers and a romantic partner. Pru’s life evolved from mourning the loss of her mother to finding a whole new family and reconnecting with the brother she never knew she had. The best part may be the marriage proposal by a Metropolitan Police detective chief inspector, Christopher Pearse.

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Glasgow, Scotland Is Pure Dead Brilliant

IN THE May 31 ISSUE

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by Karen Lewis



Glasgow is pure dead brilliant! It is a city in Central Scotland and is known for art and culture, architecture, music and history. The best way to understand and experience Glasgow is to simply visit the great city. There are lots of things to do and see, and there is something for everyone of all ages.

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by Ted Feit


Old soldiers may never die and John Rebus hopefully will never fade away. After a couple of years in retirement he’s back as a civilian consultant on cold cases (which seems to be becoming a trend in resurrecting protagonists in crime fiction).

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Brave: Movie Review

IN THE July 2 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


Pixar’s latest animated film stars hopefully a new Disney princess, Merida. Set in Scotland during the 10th century, the princess defies the old age custom of marrying the first-born son of the clan chiefs under her father’s rule by competing for her own hand to avoid getting married. All this much to the chagrin of her mother, the Queen Elinor, who has been preparing her, her entire life as a princess.

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by Christopher Lewis



Ian Rankin became an international sensation with his endearing series about Inspector Rebus of the Lothian and Borders Police in Edinburgh, Scotland. When he retired Inspector Rebus in his bestselling book, Exit Music, he left readers wondering if he would be able to continue to have a successful writing career without his star character. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, after all, had found that he could not live without Sherlock Holmes. However, with his latest book, The Complaints, Ian Rankin has proven that he can indeed live without Inspector Rebus.

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