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“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 “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… *stop


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“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 “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… *stop

30 review for Book, Line and Sinker

  1. 4 out of 5

    James

    Book was ok. A little too simple for a cozy. Still liked it and will write a longer review soon. I'll read the series as I like the characters. I will probably check out the author's other series too. Buried treasure is the focus here, so it has an interesting plot line. Plus the whole deserted island piece is a kinda funny. Love the author's style. About Me For those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review g Book was ok. A little too simple for a cozy. Still liked it and will write a longer review soon. I'll read the series as I like the characters. I will probably check out the author's other series too. Buried treasure is the focus here, so it has an interesting plot line. Plus the whole deserted island piece is a kinda funny. Love the author's style. About Me For those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Christa

    I love the characters in this series, and it was great to be back in their world again. The more I get to know Lindsey, the better I like her, and Sully is a completely wonderful character! I was so happy with the closeness between them in this one until it fell apart at the end. It was very sad after how well things had been going. It seemed like an awful direction to take right at the end of the book, and kept me from giving the book the 5 stars that I had expected. I sure hope these two will I love the characters in this series, and it was great to be back in their world again. The more I get to know Lindsey, the better I like her, and Sully is a completely wonderful character! I was so happy with the closeness between them in this one until it fell apart at the end. It was very sad after how well things had been going. It seemed like an awful direction to take right at the end of the book, and kept me from giving the book the 5 stars that I had expected. I sure hope these two will be back on track soon! A treasure hunter is in town and is following a treasure map that supposedly belonged to Captain Kidd. Not everyone in town is on board with digging for treasure, and soon a well known resident is found murdered. Lindsey and Sully become involved in the investigation and soon find themselves in danger. The storyline in this one was interesting, and it kept me guessing. The book was quick and easy to read, and was delightful until near the end, when things fizzled between Lindsey and Sully. The book ended on a low note, which didn't seem to fit with the rest of the story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    While this third volume in the "Library Lover's" Mystery series is hand over fist better than volume two I'm still not quite feeling the love the way I did with book one. Library director kinda sorta turned detective Lindsay Norris is happily dating local captain Sully and chugging along at the library when pirate treasure hunting fever sweeps over Briar Creek, the normally sleepy seaside village she calls home. A possibly authentic map that allegedly belonged to Captain Kidd has surfaced and a While this third volume in the "Library Lover's" Mystery series is hand over fist better than volume two I'm still not quite feeling the love the way I did with book one. Library director kinda sorta turned detective Lindsay Norris is happily dating local captain Sully and chugging along at the library when pirate treasure hunting fever sweeps over Briar Creek, the normally sleepy seaside village she calls home. A possibly authentic map that allegedly belonged to Captain Kidd has surfaced and a band of treasure hunters soon get permission to hunt on one of the "Thumb Islands" that dot the coast of Briar Creek. Not everyone is happy with this development and before you can say "pay your overdue fines" Linsday is once again embroiled in a mystery she's not really great at actually investigating. I think that's my main issue with this series right now. Lindsay is a very capable librarian and a really good director. She's got that typical reference librarian brain full of rando knowledge that she's able to unleash at just the right moment but she never really uses it to actually solve the mystery. When it comes to the investigation part I'm always left wondering why she's even involved. She's also never less than totally inept at actual detective work. The best example comes at about the halfway point when she and one of her colleagues sneak into town hall to try to break in (!?) to the office of the murder victim (with nothing more than a lame excuse about collecting overdue books if they get caught) it doesn't occur to her that town hall will have security cameras!? This is also another case of Lindsay just kind of happening upon the murderer. She hasn't arrived at any kind of logical conclusion she just kind of wanders in to the murderer's cross hairs and then has to be rescued by everyone else. Its the kind of thing that makes sense in a first book but honestly is just annoying the third time it happens. I really do like these books (I've got #4 in my bag right now) but I'd just like to see Lindsay use her more than ample brain power to do more than devise a clever way to fundraise for the library. I mean this is a mystery series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mark Baker

    Treasure hunters have come to town, certain they have a map to Captain Kidd’s treasure that he buried off the coast of Briar Creek, Connecticut. Their presence quickly divides the town, with the library that Lindsay Norris runs becoming ground zero for some of the fights. However, when the tension leads to a dead body at the dig site, several of her friends become suspects. Naturally, Lindsay begins looking for a clue that might point the police in a different direction. Can she dig up the corre Treasure hunters have come to town, certain they have a map to Captain Kidd’s treasure that he buried off the coast of Briar Creek, Connecticut. Their presence quickly divides the town, with the library that Lindsay Norris runs becoming ground zero for some of the fights. However, when the tension leads to a dead body at the dig site, several of her friends become suspects. Naturally, Lindsay begins looking for a clue that might point the police in a different direction. Can she dig up the correct X to mark the killer? I completely enjoyed this book. The plot is a little different for a cozy mystery, but in this case that was a good thing. Just adjust your expectations accordingly, but you will be satisfied when you turn the final page. Lindsay’s love life gets complicated when her ex-fiance shows up, but I enjoyed seeing how that storyline played out, and I felt it allowed us to get to know Lindsay better. The characters are as charming as always; I’m especially pleased to see that Lindsay’s relationship with the police is already changing for the better. We get some extras, thanks to the crafternoon group, including discussion questions for The Great Gatsby, a cross stitch pattern, and two recipes. I may be behind in this series, but I am certainly enjoying catching up. Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Another series that I love. The characters are so great I want to be their friend. The mystery was good and I wished I had known about the pirate theme and I could have read the book for International Talk Like a Pirate day. Some very exciting moments in the book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kate Olson

    This series is a guaranteed comfort read (or in this case, listen). Nothing better than libraries and cozy mysteries!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Book, Line and Sinker was another enjoyable installment in the Library Lover’s Mystery series with an excellent mystery and some interesting developments for the characters. For library director Lindsey Norris, life in Briar Creek is better than ever between her job, her friends, and her newfound relationship with Mike Sullivan. With the arrival of a salvage company with plans to dig up buried treasure on one of their islands, the townspeople are divided between welcoming the increased tourism an Book, Line and Sinker was another enjoyable installment in the Library Lover’s Mystery series with an excellent mystery and some interesting developments for the characters. For library director Lindsey Norris, life in Briar Creek is better than ever between her job, her friends, and her newfound relationship with Mike Sullivan. With the arrival of a salvage company with plans to dig up buried treasure on one of their islands, the townspeople are divided between welcoming the increased tourism and protecting the island. After local tourism director Trudi Hargrave, who hired the company, is found dead on the island and someone close to Lindsey is accused, Lindsey is determined to find out what really happened and catch the real killer before an innocent person goes down for their crimes. The murder victim, Trudi Hargrave, is an incredibly unlikable woman and one I could easily see several of the characters wanting to kill off which made for an interesting time while trying to figure out who the murderer was. The addition of a treasure hunt and pirates only made the mystery even more exciting which I loved. I do have to mention that the blurb is very misleading as it states Charlie is the main suspect which surprised me as he was barely considered one in the book. The final showdown to catch the killer was very fast-paced and well done in my opinion. Lindsey is definitely a fantastic main character and I found myself relating to her on more than one occasion. I loved how once the investigation got going, she never let up trying to find out what happened or why. Lindsey's adorable puppy Heathcliff makes several appearances and continues to be the cutest. The women of the crafternoon club are fantastic together and I love how they pitch in to help Lindsey in her investigation whenever they can. I'm still loving Lindsey and Mike Sullivan together and after the events of this book I'm curious to see where they go from here. Overall I really liked Book, Line and Sinker and found the mystery to be a bit stronger than in the first two books. There was a surprising turn of events at the end of the book for two of our main characters that I wasn't a fan of, but I'm curious to see what happens for them in future books. I definitely recommend this series if you're looking for a good cozy mystery.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    An easy book to figure out who did the murder. I wasn’t a fan of the drama in relationships

  9. 4 out of 5

    ❂ Murder by Death

    I love this series - it started off with an excellent first book and has just improved from there. Book, Line and Sinker is an excellent read with great characters that I could picture being friends with, a main love interest that one *wishes* existed in real life, and a town I'd love to call home. The mystery in this book is excellent, with many twists and a bit of a shocker at the end. Ms. McKinlay had me along for the ride from beginning to end and in fact, I didn't put the book down until I w I love this series - it started off with an excellent first book and has just improved from there. Book, Line and Sinker is an excellent read with great characters that I could picture being friends with, a main love interest that one *wishes* existed in real life, and a town I'd love to call home. The mystery in this book is excellent, with many twists and a bit of a shocker at the end. Ms. McKinlay had me along for the ride from beginning to end and in fact, I didn't put the book down until I was finished. My only complaint was the end in terms of relationships, I felt it was weak, unnecessary, and unrealistic based on previous behaviour. It left me annoyed with a book that I had enjoyed 98% of unconditionally. Still - can't wait for the next one.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Michelle

    I liked this one okay though I cannot believe all the STUPID things that Lindsey does in this book, including being wishy-washy about her ex [and can WE PLEASE STOP BRINGING BACK EX'S AS A PLOT LINE??? P L E A S E???] and causing strife between herself and Sully [which just makes me roll my eyes until I am sure they are sprained]. I will keep reading because I truly like these character and all the library references are lovely, but!!! if this ridiculousness keeps up, I am not sure I will contin I liked this one okay though I cannot believe all the STUPID things that Lindsey does in this book, including being wishy-washy about her ex [and can WE PLEASE STOP BRINGING BACK EX'S AS A PLOT LINE??? P L E A S E???] and causing strife between herself and Sully [which just makes me roll my eyes until I am sure they are sprained]. I will keep reading because I truly like these character and all the library references are lovely, but!!! if this ridiculousness keeps up, I am not sure I will continue one with them.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kav

    I started reading this series out of order thanks to my public library having random books available in audio format. (I totally don't understand why a library would only purchase part of a series -- especially a cozy series.) So now I'm buying them on audible to fill in the holes. Anyway, I absolutely love the library-ish-ness of this series. McKinlay gets it right over and over again -- from the politics -- in-house, community and town -- to the day to day running of the library including Beth, I started reading this series out of order thanks to my public library having random books available in audio format. (I totally don't understand why a library would only purchase part of a series -- especially a cozy series.) So now I'm buying them on audible to fill in the holes. Anyway, I absolutely love the library-ish-ness of this series. McKinlay gets it right over and over again -- from the politics -- in-house, community and town -- to the day to day running of the library including Beth, the world's best children's librarian ever! It all makes me homesick for work. And I love all the book references! I was basking in the euphoria of all things right in my cozy world -- mystery, romance, fast paced plot, memorable quirky secondary characters and then...sob...there's trouble in paradise and as much as I adore Sully I want to smack him upside the head because he's opened up a way for a dreaded love triangle. Sigh. And I so hoped that this series would avoid that. And this ending was halfway hopeful but then...gah...I went ahead and read the descriptors for the next few books and...well, that's why I'm sniffling. I'm still committed to the series though. Prepared to power through until my fictional world is righted again. Love Allyson Ryan's narration. This is definitely a series I only want to 'read' in audible format. I'm as attached to the narrator as I am to these characters!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Betty

    My thanks to the Meridian Library for this book. In the third book of the Library Lover's series, Lindsey is going treasure hunting. A salvage company has a map showing where Captain Kidd hid his treasure on One of the Thumbs Islands. The island where the treasure was hidden had the deaths of the family living about 25 years ago. The Police believe the Father killed his wife and two children and disappeared. Captain Sully was a best friend with the son and feels the Father has returned. Lindsey My thanks to the Meridian Library for this book. In the third book of the Library Lover's series, Lindsey is going treasure hunting. A salvage company has a map showing where Captain Kidd hid his treasure on One of the Thumbs Islands. The island where the treasure was hidden had the deaths of the family living about 25 years ago. The Police believe the Father killed his wife and two children and disappeared. Captain Sully was a best friend with the son and feels the Father has returned. Lindsey ex-fiancee is in town and wants to get back with Lindsey. At one point I said 'WOW.' I like how Lindsey managed to get into trouble without doing stupid things. I also like the backstory to exp!ain' on the problems of the Library staff. Was the map authentic? Do they find the pirates? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES. Craft patterns and recipes are included.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Peggy R

    I am really enjoying this series. This is the third book and I can see growth and character development with both Lindsey and Sully. Who know being a librarian in Briar Creek was such a a dangerous job. I like Lindsey's character. As I have said before I find her to be mature and relatable. The secondary characters really add dimension and depth to each of the books. I like that Lindsey's circle of friends is so diverse in age, experience and profession. Each one has something distinct to offer. I am really enjoying this series. This is the third book and I can see growth and character development with both Lindsey and Sully. Who know being a librarian in Briar Creek was such a a dangerous job. I like Lindsey's character. As I have said before I find her to be mature and relatable. The secondary characters really add dimension and depth to each of the books. I like that Lindsey's circle of friends is so diverse in age, experience and profession. Each one has something distinct to offer. I really enjoyed the mystery in this story. I was distracted by the false trail of clues laid out by the author. I was surprised by the identity of the killer and thought the reveal was very climatic. I will say, the one thing I was disappointed with was Sully's reaction at the end of the story. However, something tells me I will be happy with how things eventually turn out. I am really enjoying this series in all it's aspects - characters, location and mystery. I'm off to pull the next book off my TBR shelf.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    Wow that ending. That was intense. Another really good read in the series so far. I like how they bring up what happened in the other books. Good continuity there. And of course the writing style, pacing and the characters is what makes me like the series with each book. The covers are especially good here and catch your eye. Oh and that ending. How could I not want to read the next one after that?

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    Lindsey's ex comes to town to win her back, and it goes downhill from there. Murder, mayham, ocean diving, island murders, the works. Oh McKinlay, not this romance misunderstanding crap again... At least Sully wasn't jealous. At least Lindsey wasn't about ready to kill herself over it. She's got a life. I do hope one day McKinlay figures out that we don't care about the color of a person's skin, so she doesn't need to keep pointing out the 'token black friends'. It's racist and it's bullshit. Lindsey's ex comes to town to win her back, and it goes downhill from there. Murder, mayham, ocean diving, island murders, the works. Oh McKinlay, not this romance misunderstanding crap again... At least Sully wasn't jealous. At least Lindsey wasn't about ready to kill herself over it. She's got a life. I do hope one day McKinlay figures out that we don't care about the color of a person's skin, so she doesn't need to keep pointing out the 'token black friends'. It's racist and it's bullshit.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    I enjoyed the 3rd book of this new to me series. In this book, we discover that someone has what they believe to be an authentic map of Kidd, the pirate. They believe that his buried treasure is on one of the islands on the Connecticut coast. The whole town is thrown into a "pirate fever." When Sully identifies the island as Ruby Island, the excavating team moves in. However, there is soon a problem as a body is discovered in the hole they are digging, and not an old body, either. I enjoyed the 3rd book of this new to me series. In this book, we discover that someone has what they believe to be an authentic map of Kidd, the pirate. They believe that his buried treasure is on one of the islands on the Connecticut coast. The whole town is thrown into a "pirate fever." When Sully identifies the island as Ruby Island, the excavating team moves in. However, there is soon a problem as a body is discovered in the hole they are digging, and not an old body, either.

  17. 4 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    It's almost summer in Briar Creek and everything is going great for Lindsey Norris - that is, until her ex John arrives in town wanting her back. Lindsey knows she's committed to Sully but John won't go away. He's decided to stay in Briar Creek for the summer. Then Lindsey's friend Milton gets into a heated argument over the preservation of the islands vs. treasure hunting. A treasure hunting company has come to town in search of Captain Kidd's treasure and everyone seems to want a piece of the It's almost summer in Briar Creek and everything is going great for Lindsey Norris - that is, until her ex John arrives in town wanting her back. Lindsey knows she's committed to Sully but John won't go away. He's decided to stay in Briar Creek for the summer. Then Lindsey's friend Milton gets into a heated argument over the preservation of the islands vs. treasure hunting. A treasure hunting company has come to town in search of Captain Kidd's treasure and everyone seems to want a piece of the treasure. When Milton becomes a murder suspect, Lindsey steps in to help him. Sully wants closure for his childhood friends who were murdered and he is determined to find out what really happened and why. Briar Creek is about to have a very interesting spring! This mystery is better than the previous two. The murderer seemed obvious but it was more complicated than it seemed and ended up not too obvious. I didn't like the relationship drama but it advances Lindsey's story and shows how she has become a part of the community and it is now a part of her. She and Sully make a cute couple. I especially liked when Lindsey was wearing her archivist hat trying to authenticate the treasure map and figure out it's provenance. My heart skipped a beat when she visited her old mentor at Yale (dream job location and hello if they have a vacancy, I'm available-check your online application system Yale). The crafternoon club members are back for cameos, along with Heathcliff. Lindsey's ex John makes his first appearance on page. He's kind of nerdy and awkward but I think he has a kind heart. Lindsey has moved on and become a different person than she was when she was with him so John is not the right person for her. I think the situation with the grad student was probably not entirely his fault though I don't blame Lindsey for being angry. Another new character is Trudi, who is annoying at best, being self-centered but she does have a point about bringing in business for the area. Then there's the treasure hunter who doesn't seem like a nice guy and the Swedish twins who work for him. At first I didn't like the twins because they seemed like dumb bully types to me but they ended up having a little more dimension. The mayor of Briar Creek also makes a brief appearance here and he seems like he could be a smarmy sort of character but it's hard to tell. I don't think Lindsey likes him much. If I have the time tomorrow afternoon I will be reading the 4th mystery in the series. I love Lindsey and the library and will be recommending this series to my librarian and archivist friends.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Original Post: ARGH! McKinlay’s BOOK, LINE AND SINKER Offers Suspense! http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Please stop by my blog for new posts Sun. through Fri. McKinlay has a well-developed mystery writing style that obscures the solution until just before the climax, and yet, the baddie is usually involved in her stories fairly early on. This might sound like an obvious necessity to successful mystery writing, but, I often find the murderer is revealed right away and spend the rest of the b Original Post: ARGH! McKinlay’s BOOK, LINE AND SINKER Offers Suspense! http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Please stop by my blog for new posts Sun. through Fri. McKinlay has a well-developed mystery writing style that obscures the solution until just before the climax, and yet, the baddie is usually involved in her stories fairly early on. This might sound like an obvious necessity to successful mystery writing, but, I often find the murderer is revealed right away and spend the rest of the book thinking, “Come on, how dumb does this writer think we are?” Another thing McKinlay does well is that the perp is usually part of the story and not brought in at the end. Again this might seem obvious but some mystery writers use a kind of perp ex machina to keep the story’s, or series’ complement of characters whole, if not well-liked. In this story, the person who is killed is entirely unlikable. In fact, you know from the start she is the “red-shirt.” In fact, I am surprised the entire town didn’t get together and put out a hit on her. But the above blurb is a little misleading as there are more suspects than Charlie. More than the murder, tension is created when a monkey wrench is thrown into the burgeoning relationship between Lindsey and Mike. And, I think there’s a lot of overreacting involved in how he sees what is a forced-proximity situation. But it sets up the next couple of books anyway. This story does have the most suspenseful climax of the series so far. I had to re-listen to the climax to understand the glitch in the safety net put in place before the big climax but it was never explained. I wasn’t entirely sure everyone involved would survive, although, of course I knew they would survive due to genre format. I like this series and I like the voice of the woman who narrates it. The relationship dynamics are usually pretty interesting. It’s a high quality cozy mystery series!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Anissa

    This was another good entry in the series. I read the fourth one before this as this one was already checked out at the library so I was glad that I caught it this time. Like the others in the series, for me it's most about the characters than the mystery so much. Still, they mystery was good enough that I felt it held up pretty well. I'll definitely continue with the series and as with the others, it's worth a peek at the recipes & knitting pattern at the end. Definitely recommended for fans of This was another good entry in the series. I read the fourth one before this as this one was already checked out at the library so I was glad that I caught it this time. Like the others in the series, for me it's most about the characters than the mystery so much. Still, they mystery was good enough that I felt it held up pretty well. I'll definitely continue with the series and as with the others, it's worth a peek at the recipes & knitting pattern at the end. Definitely recommended for fans of the series & cozy mysteries, in general.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Savannah Avery

    The previous two books in this series have gotten 5 stars. This book only got 3, the mystery wasn't as good as the previous books, it seemed all over the place. It would have gotten 4 stars if the love story would have continued being good (it started off great in the beginning and went an unrealistic direction). I still liked the book, it just wasn't anywhere as good as the first two. I will still be reading the next book in the series. I recommend this series for sure, but I wouldn't recommend The previous two books in this series have gotten 5 stars. This book only got 3, the mystery wasn't as good as the previous books, it seemed all over the place. It would have gotten 4 stars if the love story would have continued being good (it started off great in the beginning and went an unrealistic direction). I still liked the book, it just wasn't anywhere as good as the first two. I will still be reading the next book in the series. I recommend this series for sure, but I wouldn't recommend this specific book, I do think it's worth reading this book to be able to experience the series.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    I really love this series! This installment involves a search for pirate treasure on an island off the coast. There are some exciting scenes out on the water and there's a lot of action in this book. I loved visiting with Heathcliff, Lindsey's neighbors and of course Sully. The setting of this series is perfect and reminds me a lot of the famous Cabot Cove. I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress for Lindsey in the next book, which cannot come out soon enough! I really love this series! This installment involves a search for pirate treasure on an island off the coast. There are some exciting scenes out on the water and there's a lot of action in this book. I loved visiting with Heathcliff, Lindsey's neighbors and of course Sully. The setting of this series is perfect and reminds me a lot of the famous Cabot Cove. I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress for Lindsey in the next book, which cannot come out soon enough!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Another wonderfully cozy mystery from Jenn McKinlay. I absolutely love the characters in these books, and wish I could have seen a little more of the Crafternoon buddies in this one. (view spoiler)[ I love Lindsay and Sully and they better be getting back together in the next one! (hide spoiler)] Briar Creek sounds like a wonderful place to live and visit. I can't wait for the next one to be released. Another wonderfully cozy mystery from Jenn McKinlay. I absolutely love the characters in these books, and wish I could have seen a little more of the Crafternoon buddies in this one. (view spoiler)[ I love Lindsay and Sully and they better be getting back together in the next one! (hide spoiler)] Briar Creek sounds like a wonderful place to live and visit. I can't wait for the next one to be released.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Curlyhair

    3rd in this series and I really enjoyed it. Easy read with plenty to keep you entertained and interested and likeable characters.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)

    So by now you must know I am loving this series since I am just speeding through them! I love it! My only problem is I forget to review one before starting the next one and then they start to fade into one another…lol. So in this one Briar Creek gets treasure fever when some treasure hunters come to try and find Captain Kidd’s pirate treasure on one of the islands. Not everyone is happy about this especially Milton one of the towns historians and he is seen arguing with Trudi, the one who has brou So by now you must know I am loving this series since I am just speeding through them! I love it! My only problem is I forget to review one before starting the next one and then they start to fade into one another…lol. So in this one Briar Creek gets treasure fever when some treasure hunters come to try and find Captain Kidd’s pirate treasure on one of the islands. Not everyone is happy about this especially Milton one of the towns historians and he is seen arguing with Trudi, the one who has brought the salvage company to Briar Creek. When Trudi is found dead of course Milton is going to be one of the suspects but Lindsay can’t believe that nice old man capable of murder so she starts to investigate. There are a few people in town who Trudi rubbed the wrong way as she just wasn’t a real nice person but when a map goes missing it points Lindsay in a direction to at least check up on. Also, Lindsay’s ex shows up trying to woo her back but she is not going to be wooed as she likes Sully and her life in Briar Creek but it does cause some problems. 🙁 I think one of the things I like the most about this one besides Sully and Lindsay, is that the mystery of Ruby Island is finally solved so we at least know what happened there. I have falling in love with this series and so I highly recommend it to any cozy lover!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    It is library month and this next installment of the Library Lovers Mysteries just happened to become available at the right time. I have been ill so reading was too much for me so listening to Allyson Ryan read Jenn McKinlay's book was a good way to continue my cozy mystery jag. Lindsey Norris is the director of the Briar Creek library and a member of the Thursday Crafternoon reading group. In this book her neighbor's nephew Charlie (who also works for Lindsey's love interest Sully), takes a job It is library month and this next installment of the Library Lovers Mysteries just happened to become available at the right time. I have been ill so reading was too much for me so listening to Allyson Ryan read Jenn McKinlay's book was a good way to continue my cozy mystery jag. Lindsey Norris is the director of the Briar Creek library and a member of the Thursday Crafternoon reading group. In this book her neighbor's nephew Charlie (who also works for Lindsey's love interest Sully), takes a job with a salvage company in the quest for the treasure of Captain Kidd and eventually stumbles upon a dead body at the dig site.With Pirate fever hitting the tiny Connecticut community tempers have been flaring and you just never know who or what exactly is behind this new murder. This is a good next step in the series. You see more of Lindsey and Sully and the islands than you do of the library. The crafternooners are reading The Great Gatsby and everyone's favorite children's librarian not only is The Very Hungry Caterpillar but she recites a poem by Shel Silverstein and creates a pirate persona. This is really a nice and fun listen that you can complete in a single day. I wish there were more about cartography included in the book but I think Jenn McKinlay did a good job and I would recommend this series to my friends that enjoy books, cozy mysteries and a little romance. Enjoy!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Things are going very well for Lindsey in Briar Creek. She loves her new job, she's beginning to love her new man, and she adores her new dog. But the arrival of a salvage company, intent on finding pirate booty on one of Briar Creek's islands threatens at least two out of three of those! All seems well, if a bit unpopular in some circles, until the town's tourism director, the less-than-charming Trudie Hargrave, is found murdered on the island and suspicion falls on Lindsey's landlady's nephew, Things are going very well for Lindsey in Briar Creek. She loves her new job, she's beginning to love her new man, and she adores her new dog. But the arrival of a salvage company, intent on finding pirate booty on one of Briar Creek's islands threatens at least two out of three of those! All seems well, if a bit unpopular in some circles, until the town's tourism director, the less-than-charming Trudie Hargrave, is found murdered on the island and suspicion falls on Lindsey's landlady's nephew, Charlie. Lindsey feels she MUST prove Charlie's innocence, but her efforts may prove her undoing...for in solving this murder, Lindsey is pitched headlong into a long-ago mass murder with nefarious links to this current one. And she could be next!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jeanie Jackson

    Still loving this series! I am ready to move there in spite of the number of murders. Once again the Jenn McKinlay provides major twists that keep the plot interesting while keeping the community consistent. I adore these guys. Treasure hunters bring excitement and murder to Lindsay's world. As a librarian I enjoy seeing the librarians use current community interests to promote reading; that is real life. While Lindsay is my favorite character, the delightful Beth is right there with her. Still loving this series! I am ready to move there in spite of the number of murders. Once again the Jenn McKinlay provides major twists that keep the plot interesting while keeping the community consistent. I adore these guys. Treasure hunters bring excitement and murder to Lindsay's world. As a librarian I enjoy seeing the librarians use current community interests to promote reading; that is real life. While Lindsay is my favorite character, the delightful Beth is right there with her.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Phyllis Barlow

    Once again, I enjoyed the adventures of Lindsey, Beth, and the rest of the residents of Briar Creek. I stumbled upon this series by accident; I was browsing the books for sale at a library and found three of these (for 10 cents a piece!!) So I decided to take a chance. I'm so glad I did. And I'm delighted to see there are quite a few more to this series, so I have a lot to look forward to. If you like books, talking about books I mean, trivia, crafts (knitting and crochet. I don't, but it's fun t Once again, I enjoyed the adventures of Lindsey, Beth, and the rest of the residents of Briar Creek. I stumbled upon this series by accident; I was browsing the books for sale at a library and found three of these (for 10 cents a piece!!) So I decided to take a chance. I'm so glad I did. And I'm delighted to see there are quite a few more to this series, so I have a lot to look forward to. If you like books, talking about books I mean, trivia, crafts (knitting and crochet. I don't, but it's fun to read about them.) And an occasional recipe, you will love this book and this series. Keep 'em coming, Jenn!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    Very good mystery! A good breather book while on vaction. Didnt guess who the perp was but I enjoyed this book - so many historical referrences. Onwards to book 4

  30. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    3.5 stars. Very cozy. Very predictable. Very much a quick, fun read.

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