Today I'm reviewing Book, Line, and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery #3) by Jenn McKinlay.
Summary from Goodreads: "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 .
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Review: With this book, I finally figured out which McKinlay series I most enjoy. While I love the Cupcake Bakery series for their movie quotes and sweet recipes, and the Hat Shop series for everything London, the Library Lovers is hands down my favorite of the three Jenn McKinlay books. I like how Lindsey is nice without being a pushover and how I've come to enjoy hearing about all of the peripheral characters and townspeople instead of feeling annoyed by them. Although I will say that I wish that one of the books would feature a victim that is someone we know (But not Violet or Nancy BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE EVIL!) so that we are a bit more concerned with finding out who killed the random townie of the book. Also, warning that this book features Sully acting like a tool. ;)
Rating: 5/5 Stars