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Hitting the Books

Hitting the Books, September 2018
Library Lover's Mystery #9
by Jenn McKinlay

304 pages
ISBN: 0451492676
EAN: 9780451492678
Kindle: B0782XS95T
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Another great chapter in this cozy mystery series!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Hitting the Books
Jenn McKinlay

Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel
Posted September 5, 2018


Lindsey witnesses a hit-and-run from the inside of the library. She rushes out to help, almost positive that the owner of the car sped up to hit the woman. Lindsey isn't interested in investigating until the driver's linked to a stolen car with checked out library materials inside. When the police chief, Emma, comes to her looking for answers, Lindsey isn't about to hand over private information without a warrant. It's clear Emma's frustrated with the case and getting heat to solve it quickly. The situation escalates when the driver is found murdered and a second attempt is made on the woman's life. Lindsey and her sleuthing team get to work to see what they can uncover before someone succeeds at murdered Theresa.

Reminiscent of Jane Eyre, HITTING THE BOOKS, the 9th book in the Library Lover's Mystery series will leave you smiling. The characters bring this series to life, from the "crafternoon" crowd to the library staff. Beth's neverending reminiscing about her wedding might be getting on everyone's nerves in the book, but it's sweet to readers. The banter between old romantic foes Robbie and Sully add a few laughs. HITTING THE BOOKS marks a significant moment in the relationship between Sully and Lindsey. They have a few details to iron out with their new arrangement. Sully helps Lindsey investigate, which makes for a nice moment for the couple. A guide to hosting your own "crafternoon" is included with recipes, craft instructions, and a reader's guide to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. This cozy series is the perfect blend of small-town charm, bookish people, a great library, friendship, romance, and of course -- murder.

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It's murder by the book in the latest hit Library Lover's mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Death in the Stacks.

When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit and run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the books. Before Lindsey can delve into the library's records, the victim of the hit and run, Theresa Houston, suffers another "accident" and the investigation shifts from driver negligence to attempted homicide.

A clue surfaces in the confiscated library materials that could crack open the case and it is up to Lindsey to piece it all together. But things are not as they seem in the sleepy town of Briar Creek and when the driver of the stolen car turns up dead, Lindsey, her staff and her library friends have to hit the books before the murderer gets the last word...

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