Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph - Books Can Be Deceiving

Title: Books Can Be Deceiving
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Publisher: July 5th 2011 by Berkley
Format: Paperback, 269 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Paperbackswap.com
Series: Library Lover's Mystery #1

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

Chapter 1

“Oh, I just love that Maxim de Winter,” Violet La Rue said, her knitting needles clicking together as if to emphasize her words. “He gives me the shivers.”

“Him?” Nancy Peyton asked. “He’s not nearly as scary as Mrs. Danvers.”

Lindsey Norris glanced up from her knitting at the two ladies sitting across the circle from her. It was crafternoon Thursday, where members of the crafternoon club gathered at the Briar Creek Library to do a craft, currently they were knitting, and discuss the assigned book of the week. Lindsey was the director of the library and this group had been one of her ideas to make the Briar Creek Library the place to be in the small town. Unfortunately, she had discovered that her ability to knit and talk at the same time was about as good as her ability to pat her head and rub her tummy at the same time. Which meant it took great effort and the results were not pretty. “Oh, that Mrs. Danvers,” Violet clucked. “Someone should push her out of a window.”


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.


Nise' said...

Uh oh, something is going to happen to Mrs. Danvers! Enjoy.

Literary Feline said...

I do love a cozy mystery--especially one involving bookish sleuths!

kelley jensen said...

I love the cover and the opening paragraph about one of my favorite books "Rebecca". I'd keep reading. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

JoAnn said...

This sounds like a cozy mystery I'd love!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You've been reading some great sounding cozies....enjoy (I like the intro)

Margot said...

I think I'd like reading this one. I love cozy mysteriesm knitting and book groups. Sounds like a good mix.