Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay


“Library director Lindsey Norris is looking out the window one morning, admiring her tranquil Connecticut town, when she witnesses a hit-and-run accident. Lindsey rushes over to help, only to discover that the victim is well-known and widely loved tennis coach Theresa Huston. Before Lindsey can catch her breath, Theresa becomes the victim of yet another accident a few days later – and the investigation shifts from reckless driving incident to an attempted homicide.” ~Berkley Prime Crime.

First I’d like to say, I think it’s very rude to try to run a person down in the street with a vehicle. *ahem*

While our sleuths, along with the Chief of police, Emma Plewicki, are seriously kept running to and fro, trying to solve this action packed mystery, there are fun characters and amusing comments along the way. Mike Sullivan, our whistling in the morning boat captain ~ who doesn’t love that??? And, Lindsey, our sleep ’til noon type is equally likable. Oh yes, and she suffers from “OMC syndrome.” Of course, Dennis and Sam are a nice addition to the story, along with, the “crafternoons!” However, Robbie was my favorite! He’s Emma’s boyfriend and he sincerely wants to assist with her investigations and she won’t allow it. He tries!  I love the guy. The mystery wasn’t difficult to solve, but that’s ok. That nefarious character was relentless! Overall, I enjoyed the story. It was highly entertaining. I was chuckling at times and it was a thoroughly likable read. 4.5 **** stars! I will start this series from the beginning.  🙂

A BIG thank-you to Berkley Prime Crime for sending this book to me. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

The winner of Hitting the Books and the journal is ~



Congratulations RobbyeFaye!


8 thoughts on “Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay

  1. I got my prizes yesterday! They are wonderful. I love the journal, and can’t wait to read the book! However, I have to wait a little while in order to pare down my current TBR/review pile.

    When I told my sister I won a book by Jenn McKinlay, she was just a tad jealous, LOL. She has read several of Jenn’s books and loves them. She said she can’t wait to see what I think of the book. She’s the one that got me started reading cozy mysteries, BTW!

    Thank you again so very much!


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