Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Book, Line, and Sinker (A Library Lover's…

Book, Line, and Sinker (A Library Lover's Mystery) (edition 2012)

by Jenn McKinlay

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1561376,544 (3.86)13
Title:Book, Line, and Sinker (A Library Lover's Mystery)
Authors:Jenn McKinlay
Info:Berkley (2012), Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Lindsey Norris, mystery

Work details

Book, Line And Sinker by Jenn McKinlay



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 13 mentions

English (12)  Piratical (1)  All languages (13)
Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
This is the third book in the A Library Lover's Mystery series. Another exciting story from Jenn McKinlay.

The Riordan Salvage company wants to search Ruby Island, off the coast of Briar Creek, for the reputed buried treasure of Captain Kidd. This has the community in an uproar on both sides. Trudi Hargrave and Milton Duffy, are just two, who are at odds over this and are having a heated discussion at the library over this. In addition to this, John, Lindsey's former boyfriend, has shown up in Briar Creek for an extended visit.

Sully and Lindsey are taking some personal items out to Charlie who is working for salvage company and is staying on the island to guard against scavengers. As soon as they are ashore, Charlie informs them that he has discovered a body in a pit. The body turns out to be Trudi and what with her heated arguments with Milton, he becomes a prime suspect.

Lindsey is sure that Milton is in no way involved and it busy trying to the murderer. But she also must make time to impress upon John that there is no future for them as a couple. Needless to say, Sully is having problems dealing with John's sudden appearance.

All of our friends from the Crafternoon Book Group book are here to help Lindsey. Especially, Beth, who does a wonderful job as being a pirate.

Looking forward to the next book and see what Lindsey and Sully might be up to. ( )
  FredYoder | May 9, 2015 |
The third book of The Library Lover's Mystery has Lindsey puzzling out the murder of the head of the Briar Creek tourism association, an unctuous woman known as Trudi Hargrave. Her death seems to be connected to an old map that might lead to the location of buried treasure. Soon the town is caught up in pirate fever, and it is up to Lindsey to uncover the truth behind the murder.

The third installment shows the same marked improvement from the first that was seen in the second - even I, nitpicker extraordinaire, found no glaring mistakes in the prose. The writing seems to have fallen into a more natural, immensely more readable state.

The murder plot is still unpolished, as far as these things go, and like the first, which raised more questions than it solved (How did the murderer get onto the island again?), this one feels incomplete. It solves whodunit, but fails to delve into the why or how. It also feels a little depressing that Lindsey never manages to solve the crime herself through clues, but seems to randomly stumble onto the murderer, who chooses to reveal himself and monologue about why he (or she) did it. Apparently if murderers in Briar Creek didn't have as much respect for the intellectual prowess of librarians, they would never get caught. If I sound harsh, I don't mean to - I rarely expect much of cozy mystery plots, and while it would be nice if one delivered, I don't have too much of a problem if it lives up to the genre standard.

The romance takes a turn when Lindsey's old ex-fiance, John, blows into town, determined to win Lindsey back. I was pleasantly surprised when Lindsey tells him that she doesn't want him back and that she's dating dreamboat (pardon the pun) Sullivan. It seemed that everyone was going to act like rational adults for once. However, my hopes were dashed when Sullivan misinterprets Lindsey's desire to see John not die at the hands of the murderer as unresolved feelings. So apparently in this world, if you break up with someone, you should be at best indifferent to their imminent demise. I understand the need to shake things up, but this was stretching my suspension of disbelief.

Still, overall, it was pretty good, and I enjoyed it for the most part. I'm looking forward to the fourth installment.
( )
  kittyjay | Apr 23, 2015 |
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/11996742 ( )
  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
In McKinlay’s mystery novel, Lindsey Norris is enjoying her second year as the library director in Briar Creek, Connecticut. She is settling into the town and happily dating tour boat captain Mike Sullivan. When a salvage company pulls into town to dig up some alleged treasure supposedly buried on Pirate Island some three hundred years ago, the locals are torn between protecting the island and making a splash in the economy. But when the local tourism director who hired the company is found murdered, her neighbor Charlie becomes the prime suspect. To help him, Lindsay resorts to her strengths and begins digging through history to find a killer before he can strike again.

An intelligent, fun, and lively yarn and a great addition to the A Library Lover’s Mystery series. ( )
  debbieaheaton | Sep 6, 2014 |
The islands off the coast of Briar Creek are always interesting, but when a map supposedly belonging to Captain Kidd is linked to one of them the whole town is excited, though not always in a happy way. Some of the conservationists are up in arms at the thought of what might be done on the island. As for Lindsay, well as a former archivist, she is just facinated by the map. One of the mayor's assistants, Trudi, is promoting this as an excellent opportunity to increase tourism. But when Trudi turns up dead on the island, and the map is missing, Lindsay becomes involved once again in trying to solve a mystery.

I really like this series. Lindsay and the other characters are lots of fun. They mysteries are good. I really like the small town coastal setting. In this one we have a romantic complication in the form of Lindsay's ex-fiance, who wants her back. Sully is still my guy though and I hope this situation is resolved in the next book. Thankfully, that one is already out. ( )
  TheLibraryhag | Dec 28, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Carole Towles and Sheila Levine,
fabulous librarians and priceless gal pals,
you inspire me every day in every way. Friends until the end and then some, ladies.
First words
COPYRIGHT PAGE NOTICES (for the Center Point Large Print Edition):

The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged. In other aspects, this book may vary from the original edition.

Library of Congress cataloging-in-publication data are provided.

[noted opposite the title page] This Large Print book carries the seal of approval of N.A.V.H. [National Association for Visually Handicapped]

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.


Books are produced in the United States using U.S.-based materials.

Books are printed using a revolutionary new process called THINKtech(TM) that lowers energy usage by 70% and increases overall quality.

Books are durable and flexible because of smythe-sewing.

Paper is sourced using environmentally responsible foresting methods and the paper is acid-free.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

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.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
7 avail.
18 wanted
1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.86)
2 1
3 9
3.5 5
4 21
4.5 1
5 7

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 103,121,662 books! | Top bar: Always visible