Thursday, January 05, 2017

What is Molly MacRae reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Molly MacRae, author of Plaid and Plagiarism.

Her entry begins:
I’m writing this on my supper break at the library, so although I’m typing about books, I’m thinking about food. That’s appropriate, too, because here’s a smorgasbord of books. Some I’m reading and others I recently finished.

The quickest read is Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering, written by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan. This is one of those sturdy cardboard books meant for toddlers. It sets out to teach basic facts about flight—and succeeds. I have the enviable job of checking in the newest children’s books at a busy public library, and I came across this one last week. It’s an amazing book and cute, too. (So cute, I...[read on]
About Plaid and Plagiarism, from the publisher:
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.
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