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

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Book, Line, and Sinker is a powerful addition to McKinlay’s charismatic series. McKinlay deftly blends small town environs, lively characters and library knowledge judiciously without losing her gait or the reader’s attention. McKinlay twinkles resplendently by nimbly mingling existing life with significant antiquity in a manner not easily achieved by her contemporaries.

This mystery chica is a force to be reckoned with in this arena and definitely one to watch with a sharp eye if one even dares to try to replicate. I said dares to try to replicate. Advance cautiously if you wish to follow McKinlay’s lead and if you aren’t bold enough to toss your anchor into the water, I’d advise you to wade on over to the kiddie pool with your ducky floaties.

Lindsey is adoring her sophomore year as the director at the Briar Creek Public Library, gathering with the crafternoon club, and jubilantly seeing Mike “Sully” Sullivan, local tour boat captain. However, when a retrieval firm lands in town to unearth treasure submerged on Pirate Island more than 300 years ago, a chasm besets the inhabitants causing them to vacillate between guarding the island and greedily consuming the profile-raising attention.

Despite the quarreling, Charlie Peyton, Lindsey’s downstairs neighbor, joins the salvage crew, proving the old maxim money talks.

But when the local tourism director who hired the company, Trudi Hargrave, is found dead at the excavation site, Charlie becomes the primary suspect. Lindsey is certain he didn’t commit the murder, so she does some digging of her own before the real killer conceals the truth once and for all.

Buckle up as you settle in for the night or play hooky during the day (not judging, nor enabling…*wink*) to devour McKinlay’s third volume because this is one intrepid read laden with fun from start to finish. McKinlay has secured her footing with this outing and ventures further with the inclusion of pirate lore. Brilliant.

McKinlay isn’t delving into uncharted territory or tossing in nonsense for filler. Keep in mind, the Library Lover’s Mysteries is set in a charming coastal community and this is an authentic and natural flow for McKinlay to navigate.

Book, Line, and Sinker is adventurous, courageous and dangerous! A keeper and a secret to share with all bookworms.

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Diane Morasco is a triple fusion ethnically – vanilla, caramel and chocolate – and creatively – designer, media proprietor and writer. Ms. Morasco was born in the juicy apple and with a panoramic view of the Hudson River still calls the city home. She is the Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer, and Publisher of J Fox Ink™ (JFI), Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer of Diane Morasco Enterprises™ (DME), which is the parent company of Morasco Media™ (MM), and The Book Resort™ (TBR). Ms. Morasco first cut her teeth interviewing the immensely talented cast members of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Sons of Anarchy, as well as Kurt Sutter himself. She counts Ron Howard, Eddie McClintock and the Sons of Anarchy cast and team members for inspiring her to spread her wings into the film and television arena. She is the former Editor-in-Chief for Alwayz Therro Magazine, former reviewer for RT Book Review and still guest scribbles as her schedule permits for Blogcritics, Examiner, The New York Review of Books, and a sundry of periodicals. Ms. Morasco has a genuine fervor for animals, butter cream cupcakes, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Chicago Fire, Elementary, Castle, Major Crimes, Grimm, the beach, cinnamon gum, music, movies, shooting pool, hiking, Italy, HSN, QVC, and curling up near the ocean with a gripping novel !