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Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery Series #2)

Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery Series #2)

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by Jenn McKinlay

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Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris. Until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out--for good.

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Due or Die 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Books_And_Chocolate More than 1 year ago
Carrie Rushton, the newly elected president of the Friends of the Library, has been accused of murdering her husband but Library Director Lindsay Norris and their circle of mutual friends from the Briar Creek Crafternoon Club don't believe it. Lindsay sets out to prove Carrie's innocence and find the real killer. To complicate things, a nor'easter hits Briar Creek, Connecticut and buries the town in snow, leaving Lindsay vulnerable to the real killer while local police are distracted by the storm. This is the second book in the Library Lovers series so the budding romance between Lindsay and Mike Sullivan, known as Sully, continues. Readers are also introduced to Lindsay's new puppy, Heathcliff, who was abandoned in the library dropbox, adding an endearing storyline to the series. I do enjoy this series. The characters are likeable (except for the sour Ms. Cole who works at the library) and believable and the author does a good job keeping the story interesting with a nice balance of suspense, romance, and daily life. I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher, but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
A Fabulous Mystery I love this series. Knowing that her friend is incapable of murdering her husband, Lindsey starts an investigation into who really wanted this man dead. I really enjoy a mystery that keeps me guessing and first when the killer is revealed and then the motive, I'm like wow...that I didn't see coming and that is what this delightful book did in taking me on a wonderful journey that I could not put down. The mystery was great, but what I most adore is the relationship and interaction Lindsey has with her friends that brings this character-driven tale to life. This was a fabulously charming read and I can’t wait for the third book in this entertaining series.
Annie10 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I love the ladies and the crafter group and they way they help each other. One of the ladies is running for president of the library group and her husband is found dead. The police believe she did it. The group of ladies help her prove she did not. I would recommend the book to anyone who enjoys light mystery readings.
HartmyPebbles More than 1 year ago
I love this series! I had a hard time putting this book down, just like the first one in the series. She does a terrific job of creating a world I would want to live in. The characters are fleshed out and real. I love the addition of Heathcliff! This series is sweet, funny and like drinking hot chocolate in front of the fire place on a cold night...just ahhh. I love it when Lindsey suddenly just speaks her mind, just like a real person will do - catching you off guard and surprising a laugh out of you or a loud laughing YES! Please write faster Mrs. McKinlay.
wfnren More than 1 year ago
Get a cup of hot chocolate and read on a cold, blustery night. I think Jenn has pulled me into this series, I am enjoying it much more than the first cozy mystery series that I tried reading. This book makes the library seem like a much more interesting place. It's not just a place to check books out and read. A fun read, would be good to read on a cold, windy, night with some good hot chocolate.
momelaine More than 1 year ago
Another great book! I really liked how the characters are getting to know each other. And my favorite part was the snowstorm! I wish I could have been there. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
christalvp More than 1 year ago
I thought this one was entertaining and fun. I really like the characters that McKinlay has created for this series, and of course, as a book lover, I couldn't ask for a better setting than a library. I really enjoyed the interaction between Lindsey, Beth, Nancy, Sully, and many of the other great characters. The storyline in this one caught my attention right away, and I was swept up completely in the story. Right after Carrie is elected as the new head of The Friends of the Library, her unpleasant husband is found murdered in their home. Carrie is the main suspect, although librarian Lindsay knows she couldn't have possibly done this horrible thing. As a dangerous storm rages through their northeastern community, Lindsey and her landlord, Nancy, give Carrie a place to stay so that she won't have to be in the home where her husband was murdered. At the same time they must deal with the storm, they also have to content with a deranged woman who is infatuated with the sour man who lost his position as head of The Friends of the Library. Lindsey and friends must try to identify the killer before Carrie is arrested for a crime not of her making. This book was very quick and easy to read. It moved along at a great pace, and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. The best part of the book was puppy Heathcliffe, who completely stole the show. I'm already eagerly looking forward to reading the next installment of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author and truley enjoyed it. I have ordered all the other books in the series along with books from this authors other series.
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arosebyanyothername More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series!  I love Lindsey, the new head librarian, the always steady Sully, and the rambunctious Heathcliff.  My favorite characters are the children’s librarian, Beth, and Ms. Cole.  Yes, Ms. Cole otherwise known as The Lemon.  I keep wondering when she will crack a smile.  She is one of the more intriguing characters because there are so many possible things that the author could do with her.  Beth reminds me of myself.  As a former preschool teacher, I can relate to all the fingerplays, songs, costumes and crazy things that Beth does.  There is something in Beth that is still childlike and optimistic.  I read this book in the series and liked it so much that I read the other two.  
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shibby More than 1 year ago
I cannot get enough of these books! I devour them as if they were hot clam chowder on a cold New England day. I will definitely check out the author's other series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the first book in this series, loved this one and am looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book truly is a cozy. While I was reading it hurricane Sandy was roaring and howling outside and so it lent a bit to the great atmospherealready in the book! Anyway the story line was well developed as were the characters. Heathcliff is a great addition to the series! Give it a try, I'm certain you'll be glad you did.
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CheliD More than 1 year ago
The crafternooners have gathered at the library and are startled when a small puppy is brought to them having been found in the book drop. They oo and ah because he really is adorable and persuade Lindsey to look after him until a new owner can be found and she reluctantly agrees. That same evening, the Friends of the Library hold a meeting and elect Carrie as their President. The old President, Bill Sent, is angry but turns over all the keys and such to Carrie and drives off. Lindsey goes home with Carrie along with Sully and they discover that Carrie's husband has been murdered. The next day Lindsey is nearly run over by Marjorie Bilson (Batty Bilson) who is sweet on Bill Sent, and urges Lindsey to get Bill back to the top of the Friends. Events keep swirling around, along with the snow that keeps falling and falling in blizzard proportions as Lindsey with Heathcliff (the dog) make every effort to solve the murder and keep themselves alive at the same time. This book was so much fun! Between the matchmaking ladies and the zany dog and people traipsing through blizzard conditions, you have to laugh. When did the puppy get housebroken? Nobody seemed to go out in the snow unless it was to get into trouble. The clues to the mystery were well woven throughout and, again, the characters were great. The next one comes out in December, I'll be watching for it!
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I thoroughly enjoy reading Jenn McKinlay's library series as well as her donut shop series. Keep writing Jenn, and I'll keep reading!
judiOH More than 1 year ago
if you miss this story, you will have missed a great read. jenn mckinlay has the talent to draw you into the story and make you feel a part of it. a town i would like to live in, peopled by characters i would like to call friends, and a great mystery. oh yeah, a litle romance too. i had a hard time putting this story down. unfortunately family demanded i feed them! can't wait for the next installment!
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