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Title:
Due or die
Author:
McKinlay, Jenn.
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Edition:
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Pub. Group, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
ix, 293 pages ; 18 cm.
Summary:
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. The question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out--for good.
General Note:
"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780425246689
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

The hardest decision New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay ever had to make was what to major in during college. Then she discovered the sanctuary of the library and library science--a major that allowed her to study all the subjects. She loves working as a librarian. After all, what other occupation allows you to research the ethnobotanical properties of agave, perform a puppet show for twenty wiggly toddlers and try to answer why the rabbit's foot is considered lucky, all in the same day? Jenn is also the author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries, the Hat Shop Mysteries and the Bluff Point romance series. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, in a house that is overrun with books, pets, kids and her husband's guitars.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Every Thursday, the crafternoon club meets at the Briar Creek Public Library, along the coast in Connecticut. As they discuss the book of the day, the members do needlework and eat. Lindsey Norris, the recently hired head librarian, joins the eclectic group, and at the first of the meetings that bracket the story, she's asked to observe the meeting of the Friends of the Library, taking place later that evening. On the agenda is the election of the Friends president, and Lindsey's friend Carrie Rushton wins, earning the ire of the president she ousts. Carrie is late to the next meeting, due to car trouble. Following the meeting, Lindsey and the local tour-boat captain give her a ride home. There they find her husband, dead. The investigation is hampered by a nor'easter, confused by a fire in a warehouse, and lightened by a puppy, abandoned in the library book drop. Extras at the back of the book provide all the ingredients for a meeting of the crafternoon club: a crochet pattern, book-discussion questions, and a recipe. For fans of library crime.--Muller, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Things are not going swimmingly for Briar Creek's Friends of the Library. Bill Sint, the group's former president, is not taking being voted out lightly. His replacement comes home to find her husband shot dead in his TV chair. With recent events definitely not normal, the library director, newcomer Lindsey Norris (Books Can Be Deceiving), wonders about the goings-on in her quaint New England town. She doesn't have time to waste, though, what with a puppy abandoned in the book drop, a nor'easter bearing down on the Connecticut coast, and a murderer still roaming free. Lindsey's amateur sleuthing may put her in the line of fire next. -Verdict What a great read! I can't wait to go back to the first title in this cozy, library-centered series. McKinlay has been a librarian, and her snappy storyline, fun characters, and young library director with backbone make for a winning formula. Add a dog named Heathcliffe and library programming suggestions-well, it's quite a value-added package! (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.