Author: Jenn McKinlay
Series: Library Lover’s Mystery #3
Synopsis (from bn.com): “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
My thoughts: Book, Line, and Sinker brings us to the third installment of the Library Lover’s Mystery series. Let go from her job as an archivist at Yale, Lindsey Norris finds herself the Library Director in the small town of Briar Creek, CT!
I do enjoy this series. It offers many of the features of a good cozy mystery – charming, likeable characters; a quaint, cozy setting; an independent female character who all of a sudden decides she is Sherlock Holmes; budding romance; . . .
I must admit that I enjoy Jenn McKinlay’s Cupcake Bakery series a bit more. There is something about this series that doesn’t hook me like other series I read. I find it a bit odd that in the last two books, the actual murder part of the mystery doesn’t happen until about 1/3 of the way through the book. This doesn’t so much build suspense for me as it does just make me want to get to the murder already.
Overall, an enjoyable read. Quick, easy, and light with some likeable characters and some questions at the end which make you of course want to pick up the next book in the series . . . “Read It and Weep”.
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