June 22, 2015

Book, Line and Sinker by Jen McKinlay

Publication Date: December 4, 2012
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy mystery
Series: Library Lover's Mystery #3

"Avast" in pirate speak means what? or stop!

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

What did I like about the story:
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. 

What did I think of the cover:
I have liked the covers of each of the books in this series. I like how the library is there, books are there, Heathcliff is there as well as a map. It ties the whole story together. 

My rating:
5 stars

About the author:
Jenn is the New York Times bestselling author of several mystery series. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets and her husband's guitars.  www.jennmckinlay.com

Library Lover's Mystery Series
#1 Books Can Be Deceiving
#2 Due or Die
#3 Book, Line and Sinker
#4 Read it and Weep
#5 On Borrowed Time
#6 A Likely Story - due to be published in November 2015