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Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery #2)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  3,105 Ratings  ·  387 Reviews
Answering tricky reference questions is more than enough excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. At least until another murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut.
Carrie Rushton, the president of the Friends of the Library, has been accused of murdering her husband. The evidence is stacking up against Carrie, but neither Lindsey nor the Br
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Berkley (first published March 1st 2012)
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Apr 21, 2015 Christa rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
I thought this one was entertaining and fun. I really like the characters that McKinlay has created for this series, and of course, as a book lover, I couldn't ask for a better setting than a library. I really enjoyed the interaction between Lindsey, Beth, Nancy, Sully, and many of the other great characters. The storyline in this one caught my attention right away, and I was swept up completely in the story.

Right after Carrie is elected as the new head of The Friends of the Library, her unpleas
When Lindsey Norris is asked to sit in on the elections for the president of the Friends of the Library Committee, she has no idea what she's in for. Bill Stint, a wealthy elderly gentleman, has been president for a very long time and does not take it kindly when sweet nurse Carrie Rushton is unanimously elected. He blames Lindsey, as does Marjorie Bilson, a local woman who has been in love with Bill forever. Marjorie's antics leave Lindsey wondering whether Marjorie is a few pages short of a bo ...more
Sep 13, 2012 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
Cute cozy. Love the fact that the heroine that does not think and act as if she is better than professionals at investigating the murder. Yes, she does go off and question people; not always subtlety - often too forthright. But at least she tries to have a reason to talk to these people other than to question them; not at all like some cozy heroines who think they just have the right to walk into someone's home or business and question them.

I also like the supporting story of Lindsey's "fosteri
Marion Hogervorst
May 06, 2012 Marion Hogervorst rated it it was ok
Being a librarian myself, I can relate to Lindsay and envy her job. But having read many cozy mysteries - and also many way worse than this one, I admit - I still give it 2 stars. When a mystery is not a mystery because you see events happen way before Jenn McKinlay wrote them, the fun in trying to solve the murder is gone. It was an enjoyable but predictable read. Nice for a few hours of mindless reading.
Jun 22, 2016 James rated it liked it
After a good start with book 1 in the series, I was excited to see how the story set off... it's a fun series, and I will continue to read it.
Mar 22, 2017 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This series is FANTASTIC! I love the characters and the setting and the plots and mysteries of the first two books in the series have been extremely enjoyable. There have been laugh out loud moments in both books and I love the developing relationships of some of the characters, which accounts for some of the most humorous moments. The "crafternoon club" is a fun element to the series as well. There is has been only one or two minor cusswords which I appreciate as someone who doesn't cuss. It's ...more
Dec 14, 2013 KarenF rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy, kindle
Jenn McKinlay is one of my favorite cozy authors. I love the Cupcake Bakery books and now this Library series is quickly becoming a favorite as well.

Lindsay Norris is a likeable protagonist and the secondary characters have enough quirks to be interesting but aren't kooky enough to be caricatures. I like how Lindsay knows what everyone in town likes to read and all the book references sprinkled throughout. Puppy Heathcliff makes an adorable addition to the cast (and didn't get forgotten about un
Savannah Avery
Jul 31, 2015 Savannah Avery rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series that I read and I loved it! I actually loved this one a bit more than the other! The mystery was great, even though I had an idea who it was. I also loved the setting and the characters are awesome! I especially like the building love connection that has continued from the first book into this one. I recommend to anyone who loves mysteries or a love story.
Oct 02, 2015 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-book
Jenn McKinlay’s LIBRARY LOVER’S SERIES 2 New Audiobooks Reviewed!

Both audiobooks were provided by the publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

New England is known for fall leaves, clam chowder, stately small-town libraries and well-educated women who, quite by chance, end up solving mysteries, particularly murders.

The old-chestnut is, does anyone notice the woman who is the main chara
Apr 16, 2014 Angel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So at the end of these books I always have an uncontrollable urge to create *something*. I want so badly to grab up some yarn and a little hook or needle and knot that yarn over and over into something wonderful... except logically, I really don't. My mother tried to teach me a million times and I refused to learn. Such is the power of the book.
Another thing I long for as I read this book was loving, honestly good, concerned friends and neighbors. The kind that make pots of hot cocoa and help yo
May 14, 2015 Wendy rated it really liked it
What is the original meaning of the word clue?*

Answering tricky reference questions like this one is more than enough excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. That is, until another murder is committed in her ciy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out--for good.

Carrie Rushton, the president of the Friends of the Library, has been accused of murdering her husband.. The evidence is stacki
Angela Holland
Mar 02, 2013 Angela Holland rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
This was another great book by Jenn McKinlay. I enjoyed reading about the next adventure of Lindsey in her cozy town of Briar Creek. Carrie is elected as the president of the Friends of the Library and while the election was going on her husband is killed. Now Lindsey is out to try and help her friend by figuring out who the killer is. In the process things happen to Lindsey and now it seems the killer is out to get her as well. Then the storm of the year hits but that does not stop anything. I ...more
Verity W
Apr 24, 2015 Verity W rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this - I like Jenn McKinlay's characters and the settings that she creates and this is no exception. Working out who was responsible was a really nice way to wile away an afternoon.

This is the second in the library lovers series, and Lindsay is getting more established in town. There is still conflict with one of the librarians, and in this book with some of the friends of the library. Lindsay's relationship with Sully is still moving super-slowly, so there's plenty of mileage i
Feb 04, 2013 Kay rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I love to read light mysteries - or I guess what they call "cozy" mysteries.
Once again Jenn McKinlay did not disappoint me with her second book of her Library Lover's Mystery series. Lindsey, who is the library director in this little Connecticut town just seems to have trouble and crazy people find her. Fun Who Done It! I would recommend to anyone who is tired of a lot of blood shed - not that there aren't dead people in her mysteries.
May 11, 2014 Curlyhair rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
2nd in this series and I loved it. A good easy read, especially for on holiday (as I was reading it). Small town murder plot with the usual cast of characters, some batty, most not, but an enjoyable read.
Oct 22, 2012 Judy rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Time for a favorite author's new cozy series! Imagine working around books and being expected to know each novel's story...that's a dream job. Libraries and small towns seem so stressless. Lindsay Norris' 2nd adventure was easily solved.. Happy I'm getting better at that :)
Jan 12, 2012 Hannah rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, mystery
Such a cute little book, though I feel there was fewer 'mystery' parts in the sophomore novel than the first one. I did like the newer characters that were introduced and hope to see them more in the next volume.
D. George
Nov 25, 2014 D. George rated it really liked it
Another cute addition to the series.
Murder, missing books and a puppy during a winter storm in Connecticut. Library centered lighthearted romance and mystery. second in a series, but can be read alone.
Mar 22, 2017 Batgirl13 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Another great book in this series! I am really enjoying these. This one deals with a new president of the "Library Friends" society and all of the politics and crazy that surround it. Lindsey rescues a puppy and finds herself getting attention from two possible suitors. Can't wait to read the next one.
Mar 10, 2017 Marianne rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this series. Looking forward to reading the next installment.
Jul 06, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-mysteries
Maybe it has been awhile since I have read one of these because there were some flaws that I are typical to cozy mysteries but for whatever reason, I found them distracting this time.

In the world of cozy mysteries, I love Jenn McKinlay. The Cupcake Bakery mysteries are some favorites that I enjoy sharing and trading with my mother-in-law. The Library Lover's Mysteries are an obvious choice for me, and as expected, there were times while I was reading this book that I longed to be librarian. Surr
Oct 05, 2016 Jeanne rated it liked it
easy night time reading
Stephanie Hein
Mar 01, 2017 Stephanie Hein rated it really liked it
I judge audiobooks by how easy it is to keep up with the characters, how entertaining the story is, and whether or not they keep me from loathing the chores I am doing while listening (i.e. cleaning the house, weeding a garden, feeding the animals, etc).

I enjoyed the mystery attached to this book, the setting of a small town, library references, and the flow of the book. I am looking forward to listening to more audiobooks in this series.
Cathy Cole
Feb 08, 2012 Cathy Cole rated it really liked it
First Line: "I could not believe that Lucy agreed to marry Cecil when she was so obviously in love with George," Violet La Rue declared.

The same evening that Carrie Rushton is voted in as the new president of the Friends of the Library, her husband is murdered. The evidence is stacking up against the well-liked woman, but head librarian Lindsey Norris and the Briar Creek crafternoon club doesn't believe a bit of it. When a nor'easter buries the small coastal town in snow, wind and frigid tempera
Kitty Jay
Sep 28, 2013 Kitty Jay rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
The next installment of McKinlay's Library Lover's Mystery series has Lindsey, our intrepid librarian director protagonist from the first novel, attempting to solve the mystery of the murder of Markus Rushton, the husband of the new head of Friends of the Library. While the police are distracted by a nor'easter that has buried the town in white, Lindsey puts her skills to use investigating the crime.

The first in this series did not impress me - the writing was stilted, especially the dialogue,
Denise Zendel
Dec 28, 2013 Denise Zendel rated it it was amazing
The Library Lover’s Mystery series is set in a small town in Connecticut, where the library is the center of the town. In “Due or Die,” book No. 2 in the series, opens with a change in leadership of the Friends of the Library. Crabby Bill Sint is replaced as president of the group by forward thinking Carrie Rushton. Her loser husband ends up dead, and of course Carrie is the No. 1 suspect.

A nor’easter buries the small town of Briar Creek, and library director Lindsey Norris has to step in and s
Mar 03, 2012 LORI CASWELL rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2012
Lindsey Norris is back and there is a big shake up at the library when the president of the Friends of the Library group, Bill Sint, is ousted after serving for several years. He is replaced by Carrie Rushton and one of Bill’s supporters starts to take things a little too far, but would “Batty” Bilson commit murder? Carrie Rushton’s husband in found dead and all the evidence points at Carrie, but Lindsey knows she is innocent.

To make matters worse the murder investigation takes a backseat when a
Jul 26, 2012 Aaron rated it really liked it
This was a nice second novel in this cozy mystery series that has a public library director in a small coastal Connecticut town called Briar Creek. Lindsey Norris is quickly pulled into small town politics when the Friends of the Library has an election for their President and the long-term leader of the group is overthrown unanimously by Carrie Rushton, a hard working and friendly helper for the library.

Things go terribly wrong when Carrie's husband, who everyone thinks is overly cruel to her,
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Jenn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series and will be debuting a new women's fiction series in June 2017, starting with the title About a Dog. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets and her husband's guitars.
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“Nancy pursed her lips. "Men are stupid." "Agreed!” 7 likes
“Not so fast,” Sully said. The entire station went quiet as everyone turned toward him. “Lindsey Norris, I like you, too. I like that you’re smart and funny and can remember what everyone in town likes to read. I like that you ride a ridiculous bike to work in terrible weather, and I like that your eyes change color with your moods, like the sea reflects the sky. I like that you adopted a puppy who needed you, and I like the way the wind tangles up your hair when you let it loose, and I do like it loose.” Lindsey” 1 likes
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