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Product Details

  • Series: A Library Lover's Mystery (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; A Library Lover's Mystery edition (December 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425251764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425251768
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

The quiet of the weekly “crafternoon” gathering at the Briar Creek Public Library is shattered by a loud argument between Milton, the octogenarian library-board president, and Trudi, the brassy head of the coastal Connecticut town’s tourism department. Lindsay Norris, the librarian, intervenes, learning that Milton is protesting Trudi’s support of opening up the aptly named Pirate Island to exploration for the long-rumored Captain Kidd’s treasure. However, the antique map held by the salvage operator proves to be not of Pirate Island but of Ruby Island, thought to be haunted by an unsolved murder. Just as the library staff supports the community interest in pirates by setting up pirate-themed displays and programming, events turn sinister, with a body found floating in the excavation on Ruby Island. Fans of library crime will appreciate the authenticity of the library setting, and fans of cozies will enjoy the development of the relationships among the townspeople. Extras at the back of the book provide all the ingredients for a meeting of the crafternoon club: a cross-stitch pattern, book-discussion questions, and two recipes. --Karen Muller

Review

"A sparkling setting, lovely characters, books...What more could any reader ask?”--Lorna Barrett, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Booktown Mysteries

“[An] appealing new mystery series.”--Kate Carlisle, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

“McKinlay’s writing is well paced [and] her dialogue feels very authentic.”--CrimeSpree  


 


More About the Author

Jenn is the New York Times
bestselling author of
several mystery series.
She lives in sunny AZ in a
house overrun with kids,
pets and her husband's
guitars.

Visit her website at:
www.jennmckinlay.com

Customer Reviews

I'm looking forward to picking up the next book in this series, Read It and Weep.
Cozy Reader
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good read with a little mystery and romance involved.
Heather
Great mystery, love the main character and the peripheral characters add much to the story.
k.c. quinn

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Canary in Illinois on December 9, 2012
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I just finished "Book, Line and Sinker" and my first reaction who an audible NOOOOOOO! My second reaction was hope that Jenn McKinlay had the fourth book in this series ready for publication next week. (Alas, no advanced notification for #4).

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.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Parker38 on December 18, 2012
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If you enjoy snowy evenings, small towns, interesting, but fairly consistent, characters who keep on delivering fantastic entertainment, you will enjoy this series by Jenn McKinlay. In this series she centers her stories around the public library and primarily its employees as they interact in their community. She is one of the writers I buy by name and do not bother with reviews. So far she has not disappointed. Her mysteries are well developed; her characters and settings are delightful and the slight surprise in the revelation of the murderer easy to see in hindsight, but not clear until the end. Oh, sure, you may suspect, but admit it, you are not positive!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 25, 2012
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I have read all in this series of books. Love everyone of them. They are a good and easy read on a lazy day.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By k.c. quinn on December 24, 2012
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I'm a huge fan of this author and have been waiting for this book to come out-it was worth the wait. Great mystery, love the main character and the peripheral characters add much to the story. This book is a great way to pass a quiet peaceful day at home, because once you start this book you'll want to keep going until you finish.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Haslacher on January 1, 2013
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Even with its slow start, and despite Sully being too perfect a man---I enjoy this series. There's enough intrigue and plot twists to keep the story line fresh. However, the one area this author (or perhaps her copy editor) should improve on is the overuse of dialog tags. The continual use of 'he said, she said,' every time some one speaks, and especially if the discourse is between the same two characters, really jarred me from the story to the point of annoyance---although, it won't deter me from buying the next book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Violetta on January 13, 2013
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This is the third book in the "library lover's" mystery series, and I've enjoyed them all, but I did find this one a deviation from the overall effect of the previous ones. To me, it didn't quite measure up to the others, but it's still a very good series, and I would recommend it for readers who enjoy a story about a library director in a small town near New Haven, CT. Her friends, co-workers, and her romance with Sully are all interesting, as is the addition of the (30-lb!) puppy, Heathcliff. Readers of the series will know that Heathcliff was abandoned in the library's drop box, and the librarian, Lindsey Norris, decided to keep him. In this book, he has obviously grown a fair bit, but he's still friendly and cute.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lori Caswell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 23, 2012
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Pirates in Briar Creek??! Well maybe just some in costume today but a salvage company has landed in town with hopes of finding buried treasure on Pirate Island. Residents are divided on their feelings about the excavation but Lindsey's downstairs neighbor, Charlie Peyton, has signed on with the company to help dig up the booty. Things barely get underway when the body of Trudi Hargrave is found at the site. She's the local tourism director who arranged for the dig. Charlie becomes one of the suspects so Lindsey decides to do some digging of her own before the truth gets buried for good.

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.
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