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

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  3,191 Ratings  ·  398 Reviews
Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris. Until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out--for good.
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published (first published March 1st 2012)
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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. In this one, it's all about board elections, weather and the murder of the new president's husband. We know she didn't do it, but who did? Lindsey is back at it again. What's good about this setting is it takes place in a library, so you always feel warm and fuzzy reading the side stories. The people who work there with Lindsey are incredibly different. I ...more
Apr 21, 2015 Christa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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
Jessica Robbins
Jun 01, 2017 Jessica Robbins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 14, 2013 KarenF rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Even though I only read two books, I think this one is my favorite so far in the series. Also I love that cover.

While I like this one, it seemed the mystery wasn't as focused but it was still there.

And of course soon as I started reading, I was already halfway into the book. That's what I like about cozies, they're pretty quick reads. But what makes them good reads is the setting and of course the characters. Oh and the mystery sleuthing.

Also love that ending. Can't wait to read the next one.
Jun 02, 2017 Anner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series so far...
Oct 02, 2015 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
mitchell k dwyer
Jenn McKinlay’s characters are real, even the ones who seem a little off. In cozy mysteries, nothing matters more. It’s serial reading, and fans are in for the long haul, so if a story here or there is less than satisfying, we’ll keep coming back for the characters, and in the Library Lover’s mysteries, there’s some good stuff to come back for.

Protagonist Lindsey Norris, the head librarian in a small Connecticut town, walks a nice line between confidence in her professional abilities and somethi
Apr 16, 2014 Angel rated it really liked it
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Cayleigh Stickler
This is the second in the Library Lover's mystery series, and it was . In this, the Friends of the Library has some turnover with management, and Carrie is not only the new president but a murder suspect in her husband's death as well.

In this story, we meet some more members of Briar Creek's community--the notable Batty Bilson being one of them. Tensions reach an all-time high when Lindsey, our amateur sleuth and heroine, gets on the wrong side of Marjorie Bilson after the Friends of the Librar
Mar 22, 2017 Batgirl13 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 14, 2017 Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely not who I thought was the murderer.

My sister and I listened to this book on a road trip.

Road trip is over but I'm going to continue with the series.
I enjoy listening to cozy mysteries while I'm at work and I enjoyed the narrator as well.
May 09, 2017 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love the new fur baby
May 11, 2017 Kath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun and well written series! Can't wait to get to book 3!
May 10, 2017 Brett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. I had a couple of suspects in mind but was off on the motive. I am looking forward to the next book on the series.
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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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