Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mysterious Saturday Review: Books Can Be Deceiving

Dealing with a bad breakup, Lindsay moved libraries. She's now working with a friend of hers from library school. Beth's been working as a Children's Librarian. She's known throughout the state.

Beth has aspirations to become an author. When a children's book editor comes to town, Beth has the chance to show off her work. The editor looks at her work and tells her the bad news. She's talented, but the idea's been done.

Beth doesn't understand as she's never seen anything like her work before. She leaves the table crying. Lindsay learns that Beth's ex-boyfriend Rick, an award winning children's book author, stole her ideas.

Beth and Rick broke up last night. When Beth learns of this new info, she flies into a rage. She and Lindsay take a water taxi to his home, only to discover his body.

Beth is the local police chief's number one suspect. He's not even interested in looking farther. Lindsay knows that she needs check out other suspects in order to save her friend. Together, can they uncover clues and put them together before Beth is arrested for murder?

My Thoughts: The first in a new series about Library Director in a small town in Connecticut. As a librarian, I love reading about libraries and books, so this was right up my alley!!! I really loved reading the description of the library - the building, the programs, the people who worked there, and the patrons. I loved how Lindsay knew the townspeople and connected them with the authors they read. The town descriptions were great - very small town New England. I loved the relationship between Beth and Lindsay. I loved the potential romance for Lindsay. All in all, it was a charming book. I can't wait for more of this series.

Cover Thoughts: Very quaint - just perfect. I love how the library photo is portrayed in a book! Super

Title Thoughts: cute

Source: Inter-Library Loaned

Fun Fact: Jenn McKinlay is also the author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries

1 comment:

Jenn McKinlay said...

Aw, thanks for the fab review.
I really appreciate it!