Books Can Be Deceiving

Books Can Be Deceiving

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"Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered-and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person."
Publisher: New York : Berkley Publishing Group, 2011
ISBN: 9780425242186
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 17 cm


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Apr 19, 2020

This first book in the "Library Lover's" series is better than your average cozy. (But maybe I'm just biased since I work in a library.) Set in coastal Connecticut, there is a compelling murder mystery and a fine cast of characters. Library life is accurately depicted from crafternoon to book clubs to anti-weeding rhetoric to the patrons who might have forgotten their pants. I look forward to reading more of this series.

Jan 22, 2020

First book in a wonderful series. I love that the books center around a librarian and her circle of all age cronies. The characters are well rounded out and the mysteries remain mysteries until the end. There's even a hint of romance on the horizon.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 22, 2018

A patron recommended this book to me, and while it isn't something I'd ever choose for myself, I had a great time with this adorable cozy mystery.

Nov 15, 2016

The first book in the Library Lover's Mystery series

Jun 17, 2016

Fun opener to a cozy mystery series for people who love libraries! Interesting plot, accurate details on library workings (I was a librarian assistant for nearly 5 years, so I really enjoyed the memories evoked!), and gentle start to a romance.

A few plot holes, but otherwise a fine page-turner. I'll be checking out the next in the series!

Aug 27, 2014

I read Due or Die first which I enjoyed. I look forward to reading the rest in this series. I read Books can be Deceiving in 4 hours could not put it down. It is a good book for the first in a series. These cozies are not for everyone. If you want every question answered about why this happened and when or why it can be frustrating. I like the setting a library where I would love to work.

Jul 01, 2014

first in a new cozy mystery series: a library lover's mystery. Liked the heroine, Lindsey Norris, head librarian of Briar Creek Library in Connecticut. Liked the references to other well known authors and books. Lindsay's friend and work colleague is accused of murdering her boyfriend, but Lindsay knows she couldn't have done it, so looks for other suspects.

Jun 16, 2013

This is the first in the Library Lover's Series and I really enjoyed the variety of characters. The plot was good, and I was surprised at the end to learn who murdered Rick. Some parts of the story were a bit slow for me, but I also realize that this is the first in a series, where the character groundwork must be laid for later books. I am interested to see what lays in store for Lindsey and Sully in future books.

Oct 11, 2012

Since this is a new series she has to spend a little time explaining the characters. I liked the book.

Jan 14, 2012

Okay, but I skimmed through the middle. Won't bother with any others.


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Jun 07, 2014

This is a cute book about a new library director in the small town of Briar Creek,
Connecticut. Lindsey Norris not only answers tricky reference questions, but also shows that she is a great detective as she tries to solve the murder of her best friend's boyfriend.

Jun 16, 2013

Lindsey's best friend, Beth, is the prime subject in the murder of her boyfriend, celebrity author Rick Eckman. When the local chief of police Daniels learns that Beth had recently ended their relationship, threatened him bodily harm in front of witnesses, and accused him of plagiarism, she looks more guilty by the minute. Lindsey sets out to find more info on Rick and soon discovers that his reclusive lifestyle hid far more than most people knew.


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Jun 09, 2014

blkrings thinks this title is suitable for 20 years and over


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Jun 16, 2013

"Who was it who said, 'I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage'?"
"The French lawyer and political philosopher Charles de Secondat," Lindsey said.


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