Title: A Likely Story Author: Jenn McKinlay Published: November 3rd 2015 by Berkley Format: Hardcover, 304 pages Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: Library Lover's Mystery #6
Said, said, said – I swear the author must have used this word three hundred times. Honestly, readers can figure out who is speaking when it is a short conversation between two people.
Lindsey Norris, director of the Brian Creek library, volunteers to take books to one of the Thumb Islands inhabited by reclusive brothers Steward and Peter Rosen. Jumping on the water taxi captained by her ex-boyfriend Sully, the two set off on an uneventful adventure until they reach the dock and Steward is not there to greet them.
The brothers are an odd sort, and with prior knowledge, Sully knows that the Rosen’s booby-trapped their property to keep trespassers away. Dodging the foils, they discover Peter murdered and Stewart missing. They do not believe that Stewart could be responsible, but who else would have access to this hoarders haven full of stuff that Stewart gathers from his nightly forays into town.
Apparently, the Rosen’s come from an interesting past and someone is trying to right the wrongs of fifty years ago and lay claim to their inheritance. The story is straightforward and the clues are there all along, but the reader trudges on constantly being reminded who is speaking and by the end, you can easily check off this sixth book in the Library Lover’s series.