Review: Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay


Book, Line, and Sinker
(A Library Lover’s Mystery)
3rd Book in Series
Cozy Mystery
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (December 4, 2012)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Julia Green
Cover Design by Rita Frangie
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425251768

Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery, #3)Pirates in Briar Creek??! Well maybe just some in costume today but a salvage company has landed in town with hopes of finding buried treasure on Pirate Island. Residents are divided on their feelings about the excavation but Lindsey’s downstairs neighbor, Charlie Peyton, has signed on with the company to help dig up the booty. Things barely get underway when the body of Trudi Hargrave is found at the site. She’s the local tourism director who arranged for the dig. Charlie becomes one of the suspects so Lindsey decides to do some digging of her own before the truth gets buried for good.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Jenn McKinlay has written another bestseller here.

The reader is welcomed right into the Briar Creek Library for a meeting of the crafternoon group. The group works on their crafts like knitting or crochet while discussing the pre-selected book. Of course the discussion gets off track and family news and community gossip is shared. Talks try to stay on topic if sour “lemon” Mrs. Cole is lurking. These characters are fantastic!!!! In this installment Lindsey’s ex even makes an appearance. Will his presence throw a wrench in Lindsey’s and Sully’s romance? This reviewer is not telling. 🙂

McKinlay writes a fast paced mystery filled with humor, romance and intrigue. The friendships are genuine and true. Briar Creek sounds like a wonderful place to live and the library a perfect place to be to keep your thumb on the pulse of the community. I really hate getting to end of these stories knowing I must wait months to visit Lindsay, Beth, Sully, Heathcliff and even Mrs. Cole again. I will be watching for Read It and Weep to hit the shelves. Soon I hope.

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About This Author

Jenn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery mystery series and the Library Lover’s mysteryseries. She will be debuting the London Hat Shop mysteries in 2013. She also writes the Decoupage mystery series under the name Lucy Lawrence and the Good Buy Girls mystery series under the name Josie Belle.

Her main interests are reading, writing, baking, knitting and skateboarding. She lives in sunny AZ in a house overrun with kids, pets and guitars.

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6 thoughts on “Review: Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay

  1. Too funny, I just finished the first book in the series last night! I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy and seeing how this is book 3 already, I better get a move on now! 🙂

  2. I have the first book in the series, but I haven’t had the chance to read it yet (pretty long reading list). Thank you for your review. I can tell I’ve got a winner. I love a good series.

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