Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

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.

The Sunday Post – No. 7

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

On Friday I attended a MWA event at the Mysterious Bookshop, the last independent bookstore in New York City.  I had a good time chatting with Dana Cameron, Jaden Terrell, Elizabeth Zelvin, Margery Flax, Daniel J. Hale, Mike Befeler, Chris Grabenstein, Harley Jane Kozak, Lori Armstrong, Sharon Potts, Darrell James, Steve Ulfelder, Jeri Westerson, Charlaine Harris, Linda Joffe Hull and Jess Lourey and met Reed Farrel Coleman. There were other authors there that I didn’t get a chance to meet. I did pick up a few books to add to my bookshelves that seems to be filling up every week.

Featured last week

  • Jen Hamby (Grounds to Kill, Barista #1) by Wendy Roberts
  • Dulcie Schwartz (True Grey, Dulcie Schwartz #5) by Clea Simon
  • Paul Jacobson (Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder, Geezer-lit #4) by Mike Befeler
  • Flora O’Keefe (Revenge of the Crafty Corpse, Anastasia Pollack #3) by Lois Winston

Coming up this week

  • Sara and Linda Almquist (Coming Flu) by J.L. Greger
  • Sly (Murder Hooks a Mermaid, Haunted Souvenir Shop #2) by Christy Fifield
  • Stella Lavender (Cold Feet, Stella Lavender #1) by Karen Pullen

Contest winners

  • Grounds to Kill by Wendy Roberts – Christine A.
  • Grey Matters by Clea Simon – Michelle F.
  • Revenge of the Crafty Corpse by Lois Winston – Karen B.

Books read

  • Front Page Fatality [Headlines in Heels #1] by LynDee Walker
  • Grounds to Kill [Barista #1] by Wendy Roberts
  • The Lord Is My Shamus by Barb Goffman
  • A Wild Ghost Chase by E.J. Copperman
  • Murder for the Halibut [Clueless Cook #3] by Liz Lipperman

Last week’s purchases

  • Grounds To Kill by Wendy Roberts
  • Slickrock by Laura Crum

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