A friend loaned me this first in the A Scottish Bookshop Mystery series and I am so glad that she did. The Cracked Spine was a very good cozy. At times I felt the protagonist, Delaney, pushed the bounds of belief with her sleuthing, but overall she is a likable character and easy to relate to. I loved the setting. The sense of place is well developed and immersive and is what makes the book for me. Delaney has come to Scotland to take a job at a specialized rare books and antiquities shop after having a few years of museum and preservation experience. She is immediately drawn into an investigation when someone connected to the shop dies and a valuable artifact goes missing. A charming cozy read, I will definitely read more in this series. I already added it to my Fictfact tracker.