Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay

Book Line SinkerBook, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay is the third book in the “Library Lover’s” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, December 2012

“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…

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.

7 responses to “Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay

  1. I can’t believe it’s the third book!!! Off I go to add to my cart.

  2. Love this series and looking forward to reading her latest book. Thanks for the review!

  3. Thanks for reviewing this. Jenn McKinlay is turning into one of my favorite authors–both her series are great (except the cupcake one makes me munchie )

    Joanie

  4. I just started Due or Die. Gotta catch up with you. LOL

  5. Thanks so much, Dru! Your kind words are very much appreciated!

  6. Sounds like this is a book I should read!

  7. I am reading this book right now and I am loving it. As of right now I have no idea “whodunnit” and it has me turning the page every chance I get. I love this series.