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Better Late Than Never by Jenn McKinlay
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Better Late Than Never is the seventh book in the A Library Lover’s Mystery series.

It’s always a joy to visit Briar Creek Public Library and catch on what Lindsey, Ms. Lemon(Miss Cole), her staff and the Crafternoons.

The staff is overwhelmed with returned books, as Lindsey has decided on a day of amnesty for fines on overdue books much to Miss Cole’s chagrin. Everyone is shocked when Paula brings in a book that appears to have been 20 years overdue. Miss Cole digs through her immaculate records to find that the book had been checked out by Candice Whitley. In fact, it had been checked out on the same day that Whitley’s strangled body was found near the football field. The book is in very good condition, making it clear that it has been kept hidden for all this time and Lindsey is leaning towards the killer being the one that has returned it. She takes the book to Emma Plewicki, the police chief, and expresses her feelings. But at the moment Emma has some recent break-ins to investigate and the will have to take precedence over a cold case that is 20 years old.

Lindsey, with the help of her staff and friends, begins to look into the life of Whitley, hoping to find something that will lead to learning the identity of the killer. She soon learns that more than likely, the rash of break-ins might be connected to the return of the book.

The book has a wonderful cast of interesting and believable characters. The storyline it well-plotted and read at a consistent pace. The character that I particularly enjoyed was Robbie Vine. Vine is a British actor who came to Briar Creek and decided to stay once he learned that he had a teen-age here. Vine fancies himself as a detective, or as he puts it, he is Dr. Watson to Lindsey’s Sherlock Holmes. Vine is practically Lindsey and more often than not is more of a hindrance than a help. His ulterior motive is to try and win Lindsey’s heart.

Instructions for a Beaded Daisy Chain and delicious sounding recipes are included with the book.

I am looking forward to reading the next book in this enjoyable series.
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Reading Progress

October 20, 2017 – Started Reading
October 20, 2017 – Shelved
October 24, 2017 –
page 127
October 25, 2017 –
page 179
November 2, 2017 – Finished Reading

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