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Book, Line, and Sinker (A Library Lover's Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – December 4, 2012
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“[An] appealing new mystery series.”--Kate Carlisle, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Bibliophile Mysteries
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Top Customer Reviews
I have read all the books in this charming series. Lindsay Norris loses job and home only to establish herself as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library. She has reconnected with library school classmate, Beth Stanley, and is settling into life in the quaint coastal town of Briar Creek. She has a group of friends in the crafternooner club who teach her to knit, crochet, and cross-stitch. She has also established a relationship with Sully, the handsome owner/operator of a fleet of watercraft.
Now the waters are ruffled as her ex fiancé, who was caught in bed with someone else on the same day Lindsay finds out she was the terminal victim of budget cuts, shows up in Briar Creek. He plans to spend the summer trying to win her back.
Enter a treasure hunter who claims to possess a treasure map drawn by Captain Kidd. He and an ambitious council woman plan to dig up the treasure on an island in the bay off Briar Creek - an island where a man allegedly murdered his wife and children 30 years ago.
Therein ensues the story of mystery, mayhem and murder as Lindsay, her lover, and her ex try to make sense of the past, the present, and future.
I recommend reading the other Library Lover's Mysteries ("Books Can Be Deceiving" and "Due or Die") first, although it is not necessary.
Jenn McKinlay has written another bestseller here.
The reader is welcomed right into the Briar Creek Library for a meeting of the crafternoon group. The group works on their crafts like knitting or crochet while discussing the pre-selected book. Of course the discussion gets off track and family news and community gossip is shared. Talks try to stay on topic if sour "lemon" Mrs. Cole is lurking. These characters are fantastic!!!! In this installment Lindsey's ex even makes an appearance. Will his presence throw a wrench in Lindsey's and Sully's romance? This reviewer is not telling.
McKinlay writes a fast paced mystery filled with humor, romance and intrigue. The friendships are genuine and true. Briar Creek sounds like a wonderful place to live and the library a perfect place to be to keep your thumb on the pulse of the community. I really hate getting to end of these stories knowing I must wait months to visit Lindsay, Beth, Sully, Heathcliff and even Mrs. Cole again. I will be watching for Read It and Weep to hit the shelves. Soon I hope.
My one issue with this installment is that I found it had too many separate threads: Lindsey, her co-workers, the library patrons, the pirate story, an ex-friend showing up unexpectedly, two very large action scenes, a brief change of location to New Haven, and some very unexpected events in Lindsey's personal life. It was all a bit too much for a single plot, in my opinion, and no matter how good the author is at combining the different threads into a single story, they are bound to leave the impression of a plot that is somewhat disjointed.
My favorite book in this series is the second one, _Due or Die_. For anyone who is new to the series, it might be worth starting with that one. The plot and characters there are nicely drawn.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love cozy mysteries and this one is a gem! I highly recommend this book and series!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like the charming characters and setting of this series. I even like the plots. A bit less lifethreatening drama and all-odds-against the heroine would help the story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angelika Drees
When I finished this book, my only thought was – now there is a book with inconsistent writing. Parts come across as very amateurish and then a couple of chapters later, the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nancy
Lindsey's old fiance shows up in town, she and Sully are happily dating. Then treasure fever spreads when a salvage company shows up for Captian Kid's treasure. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ARG
Ah, yes! Another good one! I really like the relationship between Lindsey and Sully. The storyline was very interesting. Who isn't interested in buried treasure? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Techie Wanna Be
I loved this book just as much as I did the other two. I like reading about all the characters and wish I lived in this town so I could join the crafternoon club and be friends... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bookaunt
This is another great story. As the reader I feel more and more at home in this quiet cozy town. Even murder doesn't mar the charm of the town or its people. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Daniell English-Baxter
I love the characters in this series, and it was great to be back in their world again. The more I get to know Lindsey, the better I like her, and Sully is a completely wonderful... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Christa Pitcock