Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay

Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: December 4th 2012 by Berkley

ISBN: 0425251764 (ISBN13: 9780425251768)
edition language; English

From the publisher: 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…

My thoughts: I love this series! What's not to love about a cozy set in coastal New England with two likeable and high spirited librarians as the main characters?

Jenn McKinlay has become one of my favorite cozy writers in the last few years. Her books are always entertaining with the mystery parts being well plotted and paced. McKinlay, without fail, provides several suspects with credible motives and a most satisfying ending to the mystery. I always think I know who the culprit is but have been proved wrong on numerous occasions. 4****
Jenn is also the author of  the Cupcake mystery series. Jenn can be found on her website, and  at  FB.  

Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Berkley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Through the generosity of Berkley, I have one copy for giveaway, open to US only and the deadline to enter is December 22nd at 5 PM (est).

Bonus entries are as follows:

+4 for following on Networked blogs. Just remind me under what name.
+3 for blogging (sidebar is fine) or tweeting about the giveaway. Valid only if posted at least 2 days before deadline. Leave me a link, please.

  If no e mail address is included in comment, I will assume you DO NOT want to be entered in the giveaway.

If you cannot comment you can still enter by sending me an e mail with Book, Line, and Sinker in the subject line. Include your name and e mail and send to florida982002[at]

Good luck!


  1. Love the title and your review!

  2. Love this Jenn McKinlay's books. And as a librarian, this series is a particular favorite.
    I follow via Networked Blogs
    and here's my post:

    bevarcher at me dot com

    Beverly aka Booklady

  3. Thanks for a super review - and giveaway!
    +4 Networked Blogs as Karen Purbaugh Barnett.


  4. Thank you!! I'd love to win! sarah2323 at gmail dot com

  5. I follow your blog on Networked Blogs as Carol Naomi Wong.
    I have been craving to read a book from this series!

    Thank you for this great giveaway!


  6. I love this series and Jenn's books too! Thanks for the chance to win!


  7. great giveaway
    follow via gfc

  8. I want it too!

    follow as Cheli's Shelves and blogger


  9. Please enter me in this giveaway.

    (+4) I follow with GFC and Networked Blogs both under the name Kimberlee Gibbs.


  10. I enjoy Jenn McKinlays books, but havent read this one.
    Would love to win! =)

    readinginks ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

  11. Oh yeah, I want to be entered!! This one sounds really good and she is a new to me author, which I love finding. Thanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  12. you had me at coastal! even if the water is never seem, I will know it is there.


    +4 ...I follow on the Network Blog thingie

  13. I loved #1 and you generously gave me the second one which I have to still read. But hey,enter me anyway and maybe I will win and then I can read 2 and 3 back-to-back!!!

  14. I just started reading this author, and I love her! Please enter me! Merry Christmas!


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