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Books Set in Scotland to Add to Your Reading List

Here is a list of books set in Scotland, from mystery to historical fiction.

Last Updated on December 2, 2022 by BiblioLifestyle

Books Set in Scotland - Scotland Book List

If you’re looking for books set in a beautiful and historic country, look no further than Scotland!  This list includes books that will take you to the rolling hills of the Scottish countryside, the charming villages, and even into the misty highlands.  Whether you’re a historical fiction or romance novel fan, there’s something for everyone on this list.  So put on your tartan scarf and get reading!

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Madam : A Novel Phoebe Wynne

Madam by Phoebe Wynne

Discover the secrets of Caldonbrae Hall in this riveting, modern gothic debut set at an all girls’ boarding school perched on a craggy Scottish peninsula.
Murder in a Scottish Shire   Traci Hall

Murder in a Scottish Shire by Traci Hall

Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort–but to Paislee Shaw, it’s simply home–unfortunately to a murderer . . .

One More for Christmas : A Novel Sarah Morgan

One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Ink & Sigil : From the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles Kevin Hearne

Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne returns to the world of his beloved Iron Druid Chronicles in a spin-off series about an eccentric master of rare magic solving an uncanny mystery in Scotland.

An Island Wedding : A Novel Jenny Colgan

An Island Wedding by Jenny Colgan

New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan brings us a delightful summer novel that will sweep you away to the remote Scottish island of Mure, where two very different weddings are about to take place…

The Burning Pages  Paige Shelton

The Burning Pages by Paige Shelton

Delaney Nichols faces off against an elusive arsonist in the seventh Scottish Bookshop Mystery, The Burning Pages, from beloved author Paige Shelton….

The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes : And the Unwritten History of the Trans Experience Zoë Playdon

The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes by Zoë Playdon

The life story of an aristocratic Scottish trans man—whose secret 1968 legal case had a profound impact on trans rights for decades.

Rizzio : A Novella Denise Mina

Rizzio by Denise Mina

From the multi-award-winning master of crime, Denise Mina delivers a radical new take on one of the darkest episodes in Scottish history–the bloody assassination of David Rizzo private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, in the queen’s chambers in Holyrood Palace.

The Bookshop of Second Chances : A Novel Jackie Fraser

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

A woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly aloof bookseller in this utterly heartwarming debut, perfect for readers of Evvie Drake Starts Over.

Once There Were Wolves  Charlotte McConaghy

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Shuggie Bain  Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

A stunning debut novel by a masterful writer telling the heartwrenching story of a young boy and his alcoholic mother, whose love is only matched by her pride.

Fortune's Many Houses : A Victorian Visionary, a Noble Scottish Family, and a Lost Inheritance Simon Welfare

Fortune's Many Houses by Simon Welfare

A unique and fascinating look at Victorian society through the remarkable lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who tried to change the world for the better but paid a heavy price. This is a true tale of love and loss, fortune and misfortune.

The Missing Years  Lexie Elliott

The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott

When Ailsa returns to her childhood home, an eerie sense of danger overwhelms her. Her unease only grows when she notices small things out of place and the odd fact that no animals will step foot on the grounds of the house…

The Glass House : A Novel Beatrice Colin

The Glass House by Beatrice Colin

Beatrice Colin’s The Glass House is a gorgeously transporting novel filled with turn-of-the-century detail and lush blooms, about two women from vastly different worlds.

What do you think about the books on this list?

Have you read any of these books?  Are any of them on your TBR?  What books set in Scotland would you add to this list?  Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

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