Library Lover's Mysteries

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236 ratings

Books Can Be Deceiving Publisher's Summary

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
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  • Book 1

    • Books Can Be Deceiving

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Beatrice on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • Due or Die

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris...until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out - for good.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun read

    • By Judith on 12-08-15

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 3

    • Book, Line, and Sinker

    • A Library Lover's Mystery
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Beatrice on 10-12-15

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 4

    • Read It and Weep

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book; good series

    • By Judith on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 5

    • On Borrowed Time

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend Captain Mike Sullivan and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has her hands full. But the mysterious disappearance of her world-traveling playboy brother takes precedence over all. Afraid that involving the police could brew trouble for Jack, Lindsey takes matters into her own hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A body in the library

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 6

    • A Likely Story

    • A Library Lover's Mystery
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now she's determined to solve a murder and find Stewart before he suffers his brother's fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder on a secluded island

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 7

    • Better Late Than Never

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    When the Briar Creek Public Library holds its first overdue book amnesty day the volume of incoming materials is more than Lindsey and her staff can handle. But one tardy tome catches her attention - a copy of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, 20 years past due. When Lindsey looks up the borrower, she's shocked to discover it was a murdered school teacher named Candice Whitley, whose killer was never found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Library Lovers

    • By Traci Wheeler on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 8

    • Death in the Stacks

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library's annual Dinner in the Stacks fundraiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover's dream - it's the library's biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, Olive Boyle, the new library board president, is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable. Although Olive acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder in the library

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 9

    • Hitting the Books

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit-and-run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the books. Before Lindsey can delve into the library's records, the victim of the hit-and-run, Theresa Houston, suffers another accident, and the investigation shifts from driver negligence to attempted homicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I HAVE MISSED LINDSAY AND SULLY

    • By Debbie Lacey on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99