Wednesday, February 22, 2012


From the back:

What is the only word in the English language that ends in -mt?

Answering tricky reference questions like this one is more than enough excitement for recently single librarian Lindsey Norris.  That is, until someone in her cozy new hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, commits murder, and the most pressing question is whodunit...

Lindsey is just getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a vacationing New York editor brings a little buzz to the small town.  It's the perfect chance for her friend Beth to sell the children's book she's written.  Unfortunately, Beth's boyfriend, Rick, a famous author and local celebrity, tries to stop her.  When Lindsey and Beth meet the editor, they uncover the real reason for Rick's bad attitude...

They go to confront Rick at his house on the storied and mysterious Thumb Islands, only to find him murdered.  The local chief of police like Beth for the murderer and isn't interested in looking elsewhere.  Now Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person...

My Review:

Lindsey loves working along side her college friend, Beth, at the Briar Creek Public Library.  Beth has always dreamed of writing children's books, so when Lindsey finds out that a New York editor is vacationing in their town, she pushes Beth to see her.  What a surprise meets them both, when the editor talks with them.

Deciding to go and confront Rick, Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, who has always told Beth that her work was no good, she finds him dead.  Can Lindsey help Beth clear her name, before the chief of police decides that he needs to look further?  Was Rick really who he said he was?  Could Lindsey and Beth possibly be the next victims?

This is my first book to read by Jenn McKinlay and i found it to be a book that I wanted to read until the end.  A small town, cosy library, colorful characters and recipes to be found at the end, what more does a book need.  I am only hoping that there will be more coming from this small town, with its lovely characters.  If you enjoy a great mystery, that is clean reading and leaves you with a smile.  Then you will enjoy this book.  I give a shining 5 star rating.

**And yes, Mandy, this book is in the box, ready to be sent your way!!!

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