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

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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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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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Things are not going swimmingly for Briar Creek's Friends of the Library. Bill Sint, the group's former president, is not taking being voted out lightly. His replacement comes home to find her husband shot dead in his TV chair. With recent events definitely not normal, the library director, newcomer Lindsey Norris (Books Can Be Deceiving), wonders about the goings-on in her quaint New England town. She doesn't have time to waste, though, what with a puppy abandoned in the book drop, a nor'easter bearing down on the Connecticut coast, and a murderer still roaming free. Lindsey's amateur sleuthing may put her in the line of fire next. VERDICT What a great read! I can't wait to go back to the first title in this cozy, library-centered series. McKinlay has been a librarian, and her snappy storyline, fun characters, and young library director with backbone make for a winning formula. Add a dog named Heathcliffe and library programming suggestions—well, it's quite a value-added package!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425246689
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Library Lover's Mystery Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 138,829
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    Carrie Rushton, the newly elected president of the Friends of th

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

    A Fabulous Mystery I love this series. Knowing that her friend

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    I enjoyed this book. I love the ladies and the crafter group and

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

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    I love this series! I had a hard time putting this book down, ju

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

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    Lindsey Norris is back and there is a big shake up at the librar

    Lindsey Norris is back and there is a big shake up at the library when the president of the Friends of the Library group, Bill Sint, is ousted after serving for several years. He is replaced by Carrie Rushton and one of Bill’s supporters starts to take things a little too far, but would “Batty” Bilson commit murder? Carrie Rushton’s husband in found dead and all the evidence points at Carrie, but Lindsey knows she is innocent.

    To make matters worse the murder investigation takes a backseat when a nor’easter buries the small town of Briar Creek. The entire community is forced to wait out the storm and then dig out after it passes.

    Lindsey can’t just stay cooped up and wait for others to investigate. Librarians are always asked tricky reference questions but Who killed Markus Rushton? is the most difficult posed to Lindsey yet. With the help of her friends and a very special canine, she does her best to find the answer to that question before she finds herself checked out permanently.

    Dollycas’s Thoughts
    I love it! I Love It! I LOVE IT!!!

    Jenn has created another awesome cozy set in one of my favorite places, the local library. Old “lemon” Mrs. Cole has returned and I think her face is more puckered than ever. A new character, Heathcliff, has joined the fun and at the perfect time.

    I thought winter’s in Wisconsin were bad but those nor’easters that hit Connecticut are something else. I would enjoy being snowed in with a good book like this one, curled up in front of fire, reading by the light of the flames, but then there is that nasty murderer running around. Poor Lindsey just can’t catch a break, but she does catch the killer.

    This story is fast paced, I couldn’t put it down. There are great friendships, a romance that is building, an engaging mystery and a big dose of humor, most provided by the lovable Heathcliff. I love the way Jenn McKinlay writes. I feel like I am right in the room observing the action. I am anxiously waiting the next installment, Book, Line and Sinker, coming in December. I can’t wait to see what Lindsey and the gang are up to next!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    excellent

    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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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    This is a wonderful series!  I love Lindsey, the new head librar

    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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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    I cannot get enough of these books! I devour them as if they we

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Love it!

    Loved the first book in this series, loved this one and am looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    A

    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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  • Posted September 28, 2012

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    library lovers love it

    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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  • Posted May 23, 2012

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    Love this series. Yes, partly because it's set in a library prem

    Love this series. Yes, partly because it's set in a library premise, but it's a really well written mystery series with believable characters and set in a town I'd love to live in.
    Lindsey's friend, Carrie, is accused of killing her crapweasel of a husband and Lindsey knows Carrie didn't do it even though Carrie really doesn't have a good alibi.
    And there's the honkin' hewgah blizzard that the town and its peeps have to get through. ”

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Talented Writer

    I thoroughly enjoy reading Jenn McKinlay's library series as well as her donut shop series. Keep writing Jenn, and I'll keep reading!

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    if you miss this story, you will have missed a great read. jen

    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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