Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery Series #3)

Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery Series #3)

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by Jenn McKinlay
     
 

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LIBRARY LOVER'S MYSTERY FROM THE AUTHOR OF DUE OR DIE

“Avast” in pirate speak means what?*

Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LIBRARY LOVER'S MYSTERY FROM THE AUTHOR OF DUE OR DIE

“Avast” in pirate speak means what?*

Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek, Connecticut, the question of who did it must be answered before an innocent man gets the book thrown at him...

Lindsey is enjoying her second year in Briar Creek as the library director, meeting with the crafternoon club, and happily dating tour boat captain Mike Sullivan. But when a salvage company arrives in town to dig up treasure buried on Pirate Island over three hundred years ago, the locals are torn between protecting the island and welcoming the publicity. 

In spite of the squabbling, Charlie Peyton, Lindsey’s downstairs neighbor, takes a job with the salvage company. But when Trudi Hargrave, the local tourism director who hired the company, is found murdered at the excavation site, Charlie becomes the chief suspect. To help him, Lindsey must do some digging of her own before the real killer buries the truth for good…

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425251768
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Series:
Library Lover's Mystery Series, #3
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
159,827
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"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  

 

Meet the Author

The hardest decision Jenn McKinlay ever had to make was what to major in during college. Then she discovered the sanctuary of the library and library science—a major that allowed her to study all the subjects. She loves working as a librarian. After all, what other occupation allows you to research the ethnobotanical properties of agave, perform a puppet show for twenty wiggly toddlers, and try to answer why the rabbit’s foot is considered lucky all in the same day? Her New York Times bestselling Library Lover's Mystery series includes the previous titles Due or Die and Books Can Be Deceiving. Jenn is also the author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries series, including Sprinkle with Murder and Red Velvet Revenge.

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Book, Line and Sinker 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
Oh man, what a great book and that ending, wow. Treasure hunting is the theme in this lighthearted tale filled with suspense, intrigue and murder. Once Lindsay gets involved in trying to find the person responsible, this fast-moving and action filled drama is one I could not put down until the last sentence was read. The author pulled me in many directions as this murder mystery played out with clues to the killer’s identity and yet surprised me with the outcome. A great read that I wish could have gone on forever and now I look forward to the next book in this delightfully charming series.
momelaine More than 1 year ago
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? And the murder being tied with someone that disappeared years ago? Great way to keep the locals from being responsible. But the ending? Really! Men can be SO dumb! I realized tonight that I don't have the next book in the series. I want to find out what happens! Arrrgghh!
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
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 with them. Lindsey always seems to somehow get herself mixed up finding a dead body and then trying to find out who killed the person. Another thing I liked about this book was the pirate theme that this story took along with the little bit of history of Captain Kidd. There was quite the turn of events in the end of the story - the killer part I was happy with - the Lindsey/Sully part I was not so happy with. I can't wait to read the next book to see what happens next. 
christalvp More than 1 year ago
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 character! I was so happy with the closeness between them in this one until it fell apart at the end. It was very sad after how well things had been going. It seemed like an awful direction to take right at the end of the book, and kept me from giving the book the 5 stars that I had expected. I sure hope these two will be back on track soon! A treasure hunter is in town and is following a treasure map that supposedly belonged to Captain Kidd. Not everyone in town is on board with digging for treasure, and soon a well known resident is found murdered. Lindsey and Sully become involved in the investigation and soon find themselves in danger.  The storyline in this one was interesting, and it kept me guessing. The book was quick and easy to read, and was delightful until near the end, when things fizzled between Lindsey and Sully. The book ended on a low note, which didn't seem to fit with the rest of the story. 1 like · 
irish9795 More than 1 year ago
I have read many books my Jenn McKinlay and I believe this is my favorite one. I look forward to reading future book in this series and also her other series.
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Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
This is a great series! I enjoy all of the characters and the plot line. Its a great cozy mystery!! There is a little bit of romance for the main character and that adds a great story line that becomes the cliffhanger for the next book in the series. Looking forward to book #4! Pick up this series! it is wonderful!
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shibby More than 1 year ago
Yet another entertaining book in this charming series! I look forward to the next.
IYamVixenBooks More than 1 year ago
How I love this series! How can I not since it's about a librarian in a small town and she stumbles on mysterious murders. Treasure huntes arrive in Lindsey's small town and disrupt the peace and quiet. They come lookin' for pirate treasure (arrrr) and one of the hunters turns up dead. There's also an old murder that needs solving and Lindsey's beau, a tour boat captain, feels compelled to find out who did what. Love love love this series!
nancydrew123 More than 1 year ago
Suspense, intrigue and murder are twisted about in this story of pirate treasure. I love the small town coastal setting and the people of Briar Creek Library. The craftafternooner's reading group delightfully gossips more than they knit, crochet, and cross-stitch! Heathcliff her large puppy was a fun addition. (I have an Old English Sheepdog so I can relate). I found her romance with Sully interesting and it was fun to revisit Beth and Mrs. Cole. The mystery had a few twists and turns and kept right on moving. I liked the mini-plots throughout the book.... Lindsey's ex coming on the scene, the treasure hunt and her library co-workers. I liked the character developments from the previous books. This book left me wishing for the next in this great series!
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Penguin39 More than 1 year ago
I was asked to write a review for the Library Lover's Mystery Series and decided to just write one for the last of the ones so far as I would write the same thing for them all. I enjoyed this series, however felt that it was not quite as interesting as the Cupcake Bakery Mystery series by the same author. There was a lot of similarity in the plots and having just read the 4 Cupcake Bakery ones could be why I felt this way. I would suggest that if you were to read both series that you take a break between reading them and not read them right after each other. These are good reading and again ones that you will not have to be concerned about whether or not your younger readers might pick them up and start to read them--and as the other series they will also keep you wondering "who dun it", but as I said, read some other books in between the two different series and you will probably enjoy them more.
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I did enjoy this book, however it could be considered fantasy. The perfect man, perfect job, perfect friends, and clues that all just happen to fall into her lap. Heathcliff seems real enough though!
shelleyg More than 1 year ago
Do you love Pirates? Do you love Treasure hunts?If yes then you will love this series.Pirates and treasure maps and yes murder are happening at Briar creek and Jenn pulls you right in from the start. Jenn has done it again with this amazing fast paced, keep you on the edge wanting to know what will happen next with her newest book Book Line and sinker! Lindsey is head of the crafternoon group and is pulled in to this treasure hunt which leads to trying to solve the murder of Trudi Hargrave and clearing Charles's name as prime suspect in her murder. This series will take you on a wonderful adventure and you will love getting to know all the people of Briar Creek. Check it out, the First in the series is called Due or Die, you will fall in love with it from the start!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very unusual mystery laced with romance. There are twists and turns that you don't see coming - be sure to read this one.
mcknzbwl More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. I have read the previous one in the series and enjoyed it immensely. Each mystery is better than the previous. Good character development and fresh approach to mystery writing.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
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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chefdt More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the A Library Lover's Mystery series. Another exciting story from Jenn McKinlay. The Riordan Salvage company wants to search Ruby Island, off the coast of Briar Creek, for the reputed buried treasure of Captain Kidd. This has the community in an uproar on both sides. Trudi Hargrave and Milton Duffy, are just two, who are at odds over this and are having a heated discussion at the library over this. In addition to this, John, Lindsey's former boyfriend, has shown up in Briar Creek for an extended visit. Sully and Lindsey are taking some personal items out to Charlie who is working for salvage company and is staying on the island to guard against scavengers. As soon as they are ashore, Charlie informs them that he has discovered a body in a pit. The body turns out to be Trudi and what with her heated arguments with Milton, he becomes a prime suspect. Lindsey is sure that Milton is in no way involved and it busy trying to the murderer. But she also must make time to impress upon John that there is no future for them as a couple. Needless to say, Sully is having problems dealing with John's sudden appearance. All of our friends from the Crafternoon Book Group book are here to help Lindsey. Especially, Beth, who does a wonderful job as being a pirate. Looking forward to the next book and see what Lindsey and Sully might be up to.
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