Sunday, May 22, 2022

On My Radar: Jenn McKinlay's The Plot and the Pendulum!

 


I'm a long-time fan of Jenn McKinlay, both as a writer and as a person. She's talented, kind, thoughtful, and oh so funny. (Fact-finding conducted through author events and shared meals.) Even though the sour-puss librarian in Jenn's Library Lovers cozy series shares my surname, it is my sincerest wish that I could walk past Ms. Cole at the reference desk and join in the Crafternoons at the Briar Creek Public Library. Since this series numbers among my favorites, you know I was dancing a little jig when I learned that there will be a new one. Let me tell you more about it! 
 
 
Available October 11, 2022!

 
Synopsis:
 
"Library director Lindsey Norris is happy to learn the Briar Creek Public Library is the beneficiary of the Dorchester family’s vast book collection. However, when Lindsey and the library staff arrive at the old Victorian estate to gather the books, things take a sinister turn. One of the bookcases reveals a secret passage, leading to a room where a skeleton is found, clutching an old copy of The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe.
 
Lindsey does a quick check of missing persons, using the distinctive 80s era clothing worn by the deceased to determine a time frame, and discovers that Briar Creek has an unsolved missing person’s case from 1989. A runaway bride went missing just weeks after her wedding. No suspects were ever arrested and the cold case remains unsolved. Lindsey and the crafternoon crew decide that justice is overdue and set about solving the old murder mystery, using some novel ideas to crack the case.
 
 
Halloween? An old Victorian mansion? A secret passageway? A secret room? A skeleton? I can't wait to read this one!
 
How many of you are fellow Library Lovers fans?

12 comments:

  1. I love that title, Cathy! Very clever! And the cover reflects the title well. Ooh, and it has a library setting? Definitely I'm intrigued...

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    1. And... it's written by a former librarian!

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  2. This series has been on my TBR for quite some time. It sounds like a great series! I love library settings or bookish settings of any kind. I need to move it up the list.

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  3. I've added Jenn McKinlay to my TBR list. I hope to make her acquaintance later this year.

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  4. I want to read a book in this series, but think I'll start with Killer Research, as the title just grabs me.

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    1. McKinlay, Paige Shelton, and Kate Carlisle get together a few times a year to brainstorm their books, and they do come up with some excellent titles.

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  5. "Puns are us!" should be their motto

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  6. I have just started reading her books. I have finished the library series and the cupcake series. I'm now reading the good buy girls and have the hatmaker and the two of another series. I can't wait to read the new ones from any of the series

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    1. She's such a good writer, isn't she? Thanks for stopping by!

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