Library Lover's Mystery, No 2
Berkley Prime Crime
March 2012/ 978-0-425-24668-9
by Laura Hinds
Library director Lindsey Norris has settled in quite nicely to
her job and life in Briar Creek, Connecticut. Crafternoons every
Thursday at the library fly by as Lindsey and her crafty friends
work on their handiwork while they discuss books and enjoy snacks.
Her love life is progressing nicely with the handsome Mike Sullivan
aka Sully, and her visions for the library and her future look bright.
Carrie Rushton is in the running for the position of the president
of the Friends of the Library and she's up against Bill Stint, a
rather obnoxious individual. The vote is unanimous for Carrie and
Bill is outraged. Carrie's husband is another man who could be deemed
obnoxious. When Markus Rushton is shot, Carrie is named as suspect
Before a thorough investigation can be done, a nor'easter descends
upon Briar Creek, leaving the town at a standstill. Lindsey and
the other crafternoon ladies are bound and determined to clear their
dear friend's name.
I love everything about this book and the series. Jen McKinlay
draws me into her stories every time. She has quite the knack for
setting a serene scene in the library, lulling the reader into the
cozy feel, and then shifting into the chaos of murder, with the
force of a nor'easter adding to the turmoil.
Due or Die is the kind of mystery that if you are anything like
me, you will want to savor. Yet on the other hand you are itching
to have things play out and tie the storylines up neatly. The addition
of a new dog, a puppy that was abandoned and soon named Heathcliff,
brings even more warmth and coziness to the series.
Between the library setting, books, crafts, a small town feel,
a puppy, and engaging characters this book reads like a charm. There
is even a crochet scarf pattern and a couple of recipes at the bank.
But wait! There's more! You also get a reader's guide to Wuthering
Heights in honor of Heathcliff the puppy and a sneak peak at the
next book in this series, Book, Line and Sinker.
Jenn also writes the Cupcake
Bakery Mysteries the Decoupage
Mysteries written as Lucy Lawrence, and the Good Buy Girls Mysteries
written as Josie Belle.
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