Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend, Beth, wants to sell the editor her children's book. But Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered - and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.
©2011 Jenn McKinlay (P)2015 Penguin Audio
This is a great start to a very good series. The characters are well developed and the plot had enough twists and turns to keep me interested. I look forward to the next book.
Leona M Wall
I love that this book combined two things I love , books and crafts.
The great detail in which crafts and other books were described and/or discussed.
She did an amazing job,She made it easy to listen
Excellent book, I love that even though I guessed the ,murderer it was still an excellent listen.
This is definitely near the top of the books I've listened to! I have come back for more of this series and intend to keep doing so.
Allyson Ryan brings the characters to life.
I have really enjoyed the character development and the development of relationships between characters. Jenn McKinlay does a good job of giving her characters depth and making them different from each other, yet all relatable.
Loved the characters. Plot was quite good as well, I'm a sucker for library related mysteries I especially like those strictly about people with no assorted cats or dogs thrown in . Not so patiently waiting for the next book in the series h
Middle range. They are entertaining but somewhat predictable. However I did buy the whole series.
Maybe but does give voice to the various characters
I would not make a film of it
This is a story of what one person would do to help their friend. I found some of the actions to be unbelievable for supposedly smart women. Why they continue to investigate when it is obvious it is becoming dangerous, is unclear. I did like the different personalities of the townspeople.
You can read the synopsis of this book in multiple other places, so I'm going to focus on why I really enjoyed this book. I loved the premise that Lindsey, the librarian, must use her librarian researching skills to solve the murder that her best friend is accused of. It shows the extensive research that librarians put into preparing for their jobs, getting a Masters of Library Science, an advanced degree.
I love the library where this book is set. It is a cozy place, and the children's section is absolutely delightful! The book also opens and closes with the Crafternoon Club, where a group of patrons get together to do crafts, enjoy lunch together, and discuss a book. I wish such a club existed near me!
This is a great start to the series, which improves with time.
I enjoyed the story, but it was a bit of a challenge to stay with it because of the narrator. Her "voices" were irritating and didn't seem to fit the characters, and her intonation didn't fit the story, at least not for me.
I'm not sure if I'll spring for the next book in this series. I would like to learn more about the characters, but I don't know if I'm curious enough to listen to this narrator again. I might switch to paper for the next book.
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