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The Inferno Collection (Kim Reynolds #1)

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Kim Reynolds, a college reference librarian, suddenly finds herself embroiled in mystery when her friend Lorette dies unexpectedly. The police dismiss Lorette's demise as a suicide because of the drugs found in her blood, but she's been clean a long time. Then there are the literary-based death threats. — Kim's own psychic powers are matched by those of police detective Mi...more
Hardcover, 257 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Five Star (ME) (first published 2007)
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Zee Monodee
An inferno collection is a collection of literary works deemed inappropriate for the times, morally disreputable, and unfit for perusal.

University reference librarian Kim Reynolds knows such a collection pertains to Victorian times and other eras of strictness. It certainly has no place in the modern world as she knows it. However, her friend Lorette Campbell feels her life may be in danger because she is inquiring about an inferno collection in the library where Kim works. When Lorette is late...more
I enjoyed this romantic mystery novel very much. The characters seemed very real. It was an exciting page turner and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I read this novel after I read the author's second adult mystery and look forward to more novels in this series.
An interesting book of the librarian sleuth genre. I would like to read the next book in the series to learn more about Kim.
I liked the characters in this book, and of course, I liked the setting with a university librarian as the main character. The only thing I didn't like was the obvious "clue" that the librarian missed, at least it was very obvious to me. No spoilers here - but it did keep the book from being great to me instead it was just good.

Kim gets involved with murder when her friend, Loretta, is found dead of a drug overdose even though she had been clean for many years. Not believing it is an accident or...more
Vicki Gooding
Good theme that was a bit unique. The main character works in an University Library. A friend of hers asks if the Library has and inferno collection. This usually means an original work that no one talked about and kept under lock and key because it was risque or for reasons to avoid censorship. Working in the University Library, in the USA in today's standards she does not really think that can be the case. But the friend ends up dying. Several other chilling events begin to happen. It isn't a...more
[2.5 stars]

Kim Reynolds, a clairvoyant university reference librarian, is contacted by her friend Loretta about the possible existence of a secret inferno collection (books considered morally unacceptable) being kept at the library. When Loretta turns up dead, Kim sets out to crack the case.

I thought this was fairly slow reading. The side plot about Kim's clairvoyance is underdeveloped, the killer is no surprise, and there's a lame little romance that doesn't really fit into the story. An intere...more
I started this last night (July 9th) and am about one-fourth into the book. I'm not really keen on the main character yet, but I see promise (and this is the first book) so will probably go on to read the next book in the series.

Well, I finished the book, and I did grow to like the character somewhat, but not to the extent that I usually do. I will check out the next book though, before giving up on this series.
It is pretty rare for me not to finish a book, especially once I've made it at least halfway through, but eventually I just had to give up on this one. Because it was all about a librarian, I really wanted to like it, but between the awkward dialog and the fact that I couldnt get into either the plot or the characters, it was impossible.
Mystery/thriller featuring a reference librarian investigating the death of a friend and the possible existence of a banned book collection. However, the villains seemed cartoonish at times and the last 5 pages of the book read more like an amped up Harlequin novel. Still, it wasn't a bad read.
Being a librarian, I was intrigued by the premise of this book: a college librarian stumbles across a notoriously private, inferno collection. However, the characters come across as wooden and the prose doesn't quite make the cut.
Anita Sego
I have never heard of this author before but I really enjoyed this one. Well written, nice pacing, and good characters.
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Miniseries: A Kim Reynolds Mystery
Category: Mystery
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