Books Can Be Deceiving

Books Can Be Deceiving

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Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered ... and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2011]
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780425242186
0425242188
Branch Call Number: MCKINLAY J
Characteristics: viii, 291 pages ; 18 cm

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Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him,... Read More »

Mystery. Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way when he's found murde... Read More »


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maipenrai
Nov 15, 2016

The first book in the Library Lover's Mystery series

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svs801
Jun 17, 2016

Fun opener to a cozy mystery series for people who love libraries! Interesting plot, accurate details on library workings (I was a librarian assistant for nearly 5 years, so I really enjoyed the memories evoked!), and gentle start to a romance.

A few plot holes, but otherwise a fine page-turner. I'll be checking out the next in the series!

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Preeceville56
Aug 27, 2014

I read Due or Die first which I enjoyed. I look forward to reading the rest in this series. I read Books can be Deceiving in 4 hours could not put it down. It is a good book for the first in a series. These cozies are not for everyone. If you want every question answered about why this happened and when or why it can be frustrating. I like the setting a library where I would love to work.

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BBurnett
Jul 01, 2014

first in a new cozy mystery series: a library lover's mystery. Liked the heroine, Lindsey Norris, head librarian of Briar Creek Library in Connecticut. Liked the references to other well known authors and books. Lindsay's friend and work colleague is accused of murdering her boyfriend, but Lindsay knows she couldn't have done it, so looks for other suspects.

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LoveAGoodRead
Jun 16, 2013

This is the first in the Library Lover's Series and I really enjoyed the variety of characters. The plot was good, and I was surprised at the end to learn who murdered Rick. Some parts of the story were a bit slow for me, but I also realize that this is the first in a series, where the character groundwork must be laid for later books. I am interested to see what lays in store for Lindsey and Sully in future books.

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Shelley51
Oct 11, 2012

Since this is a new series she has to spend a little time explaining the characters. I liked the book.

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cardigramma
Jan 14, 2012

Okay, but I skimmed through the middle. Won't bother with any others.

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blkrings
Jun 07, 2014

This is a cute book about a new library director in the small town of Briar Creek,
Connecticut. Lindsey Norris not only answers tricky reference questions, but also shows that she is a great detective as she tries to solve the murder of her best friend's boyfriend.

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LoveAGoodRead
Jun 16, 2013

Lindsey's best friend, Beth, is the prime subject in the murder of her boyfriend, celebrity author Rick Eckman. When the local chief of police Daniels learns that Beth had recently ended their relationship, threatened him bodily harm in front of witnesses, and accused him of plagiarism, she looks more guilty by the minute. Lindsey sets out to find more info on Rick and soon discovers that his reclusive lifestyle hid far more than most people knew.

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blkrings
Jun 09, 2014

blkrings thinks this title is suitable for 20 years and over

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LoveAGoodRead
Jun 16, 2013

"Who was it who said, 'I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage'?"
"The French lawyer and political philosopher Charles de Secondat," Lindsey said.

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