Read It and Weep
William Shakespeare is credited with inventing how many words?* Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for... show more
William Shakespeare is credited with inventing how many words?* Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings
Former Broadway actress Violet La Rue is holding auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dreamand everyone from the sour spinster librarian Ms. Cole to Lindsey’s youthful library pages are trying out for parts. Brought in to play the mischievous Puck is the flirtatious professional actor Robbie Vine, who seems to have eyes for Lindsey. Before her blush has faded, the Bard’s dream turns into a nightmarewhen one of the cast is poisoned. Now Lindsey and her crafternooners must take center stage to unmask the culprit before the final curtain call
Publish date: November 5th 2013
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Library Lover's Mystery (#4)
In this entry in the series, Violet La Rue is holding auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream. The entire town is excited, and not just because many of them want a chance to shine onstage. It turns out that the role of Puck is going to be played by a friend of Violet's, a charming famous actor named...
Not much to say about this installment in the Library Lover's Mysteries. Usually I don't care what the outcome of a mystery is; I just want to see how it all happens. The killer was obvious at the beginning of the book. That just made the rest of the book a behind the scenes look at the making of ...
The "bad guy" in this one was EXTREMELY obvious to me, but that's not a big problem. The BIG PROBLEM is Ms. McKinlay's decision to go the dreaded triangle route! She is such a good writer that she REALLY doesn't need such tired, played out gimmicks to build readership. If this continues I'll be f...
This review also posted at A Bookish CompulsionRead it and Weep is a cute and cozy mystery with a charming setting, a lovable cast of characters and a plot that is undemanding of a readers mental powers. The fourth book in the Library Lover’s Mystery series, it became clear within the first few chap...
Anyone who has read my previous Jenn McKinlay book reviews knows that I've gushed over her books. I've held her up as the standard by which modern cozy writers should be judged. At the very least, I've said her books should be examples to other modern cozy writers of how to write a Good Cozy Myste...