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Title:
Book, line and sinker
Author:
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
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Edition:
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012.
Physical Description:
ix, 292 pages ; 17 cm.
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780425251768
Format :
Book

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LIBRARY LOVER'S MYSTERY FROM THE AUTHOR OF DUE OR DIE

"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...

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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Author Notes

The hardest decision 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? Her New York Times bestselling Library Lover's Mystery series includes the previous titles Due or Die and Books Can Be Deceiving . Jenn is also the author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries series, including Sprinkle with Murder and Red Velvet Revenge .


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Booklist Review

The quiet of the weekly crafternoon gathering at the Briar Creek Public Library is shattered by a loud argument between Milton, the octogenarian library-board president, and Trudi, the brassy head of the coastal Connecticut town's tourism department. Lindsay Norris, the librarian, intervenes, learning that Milton is protesting Trudi's support of opening up the aptly named Pirate Island to exploration for the long-rumored Captain Kidd's treasure. However, the antique map held by the salvage operator proves to be not of Pirate Island but of Ruby Island, thought to be haunted by an unsolved murder. Just as the library staff supports the community interest in pirates by setting up pirate-themed displays and programming, events turn sinister, with a body found floating in the excavation on Ruby Island. Fans of library crime will appreciate the authenticity of the library setting, and fans of cozies will enjoy the development of the relationships among the townspeople. Extras at the back of the book provide all the ingredients for a meeting of the crafternoon club: a cross-stitch pattern, book-discussion questions, and two recipes.--Muller, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist