Death in the Stacks
In the latest Library Lover’s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Better Late Than Never, the library’s big fund-raiser leaves director Lindsey Norris booked for trouble . . .
Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library’s annual Dinner in the Stacks fund-raiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover’s dream—it’s the library’s biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, the new library board president is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable.
Although Olive Boyle acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success. But when Olive publicly threatens the library’s newest hire, Paula, Lindsey cracks like an old book spine and throws Olive out of the library.
The night of the fund-raiser, Lindsey dreads another altercation with Olive—but instead finds Paula crouched over Olive’s dead body. Paula may have secrets, but Lindsey and the rest of the crafternooners know she’s not the one who took Olive out of circulation. As the plot thickens, Lindsey must catch the real killer before the book closes on Paula’s future . . .
Book Review by Bree Herron
I don’t like to speak of the dead usually, but Olive did steal the show in the worst way possible. She was a character that I disliked very much. I think that made this perfect. She was an extremely flawed and broken character, designed to make the reader say “off with her head” well, I am sure that’s what would had happen if she had pulled a Marie Antoinette. When she tried to making Lindsay look bad and Robbie asked if it was a roast, I about died with envisioning this scene.
I also really loved how the visiting characters came to the Dinner in the Stacks. This was like fan girl overload for me. I squealed loudly with joy. I thought that Lindsey handled everything with such a calm manner, seriously she makes solving mysteries seem easy. And the way she worked with her friends to think out the reason why, and who was very well done.
Finally, this author really knows how to write humor into scenes. I found myself laughing out loud many times through this book. It was pun filled fun.
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