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This is a lighthearted read filled with humorous observations. The quaint library setting will be especially enjoyable for bibliophiles. At times the chatty pace is a bit too slow, and it takes too long for the actual mystery to start.
Lindsey Norris is settling into her new job as a public library director in a quiet Connecticut town. Or at least it is quiet until an editor from New York arrives. When Lindsey and her friend Beth decide to meet the editor, Beth’s boyfriend Rick abruptly breaks up with her. Then Rick is murdered and Beth is a suspect. Lindsey is determined to save her friend from being wrongly accused. (PRIME CRIME, Jul., 304 pp., $7.99)