Book, Line and Sinker

Book, Line and Sinker

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:

"Avast" in pirate speak means what?*

Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek, Connecticut, the question of who did it must be answered before an innocent man gets the book thrown at him...

Lindsey is enjoying her second year in Briar Creek as the library director, meeting with the crafternoon club, and happily dating tour boat captain Mike Sullivan. But when a salvage company arrives in town to dig up treasure buried on Pirate Island over three hundred years ago, the locals are torn between protecting the island and welcoming the publicity.

In spite of the squabbling, Charlie Peyton, Lindsey's downstairs neighbor, takes a job with the salvage company. But when Trudi Hargrave, the local tourism director who hired the company, is found murdered at the excavation site, Charlie becomes the chief suspect. To help him, Lindsey must do some digging of her own before the real killer buries the truth for good...

* stop

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2012.
ISBN: 9780425251768
Characteristics: ix, 292 p. ;,18 cm.


From Library Staff

List - Library Lover's Mystery
Peyton_ May 18, 2018

Third book in the series.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Sep 01, 2014

# 3 in the library lover's mystery series. It is better to read this series in order.
I enjoyed this story.

Jul 30, 2014

library lover's mystery #3
set in Briar Creek, Conn, and at the library
Lindsay, the "new" director of the library, and her friends get pirate and treasure hunting fever, when a possible Captain Kidd map shows up. Lindsay's former fiance show up, also, trying to get her back.
Not quite as good as the previous 2, but ok for a cozy mystery.

sweetpea916 Feb 20, 2013

Love this series. My favorite character is the children's librarian.


Add a Summary

Jun 21, 2013

The third book in the Library Lover's Mystery Series showcases a pirate-themed plot. Lindsey, the library director is dating Sully, local tour boat captain, when the close-knit town greets two unexpected and unwelcome visitors. The first is a salvage company, who hopes to be granted a permit to look for Captain Kidd's buried treasure on one of the local islands. Tension builds between those hoping the move will bring a boost to local tourism and those who want to preserve the environmental sanctity of the island. This is especially true when the island in question has an ominous history; the family that lived there had been murdered and the cabin set ablaze and the father never found. Once the salvage company has access to the island, things go downhill quickly after the body of local tourism director is found down an excavation shaft. The other surprise visitor to the island is Lindsey's ex-husband John, who rents a house on the shore for the summer in hopes of wooing Lindsey back. Soon John is swept into solving the murder with Lindsey and Sully, and by the end of the summer Lindsey will have made a decision whether reunite with John or stay with Sully.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Related Authors


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top