Killer Librarian

Killer Librarian

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Don't miss the beginning of the Karen Nash series with the charming first book, Killer Librarian , which Booklist praised as "engaging" and Library Journal called "a fun, gentle puzzler."

FILE "M" FOR MURDER...

Champion of the mystery section at a small-town Minnesota library, Karen Nash is about to embark on a dream trip to London--a literary tour inspired by every murderous intrigue, wily suspect, and ingenious crime found in the pages of the British mysteries that she devours. But she's clueless why the love of her mid-life, Dave, would dump her hours before takeoff--until she spies him at the airport with a young honey on his arm! She decides the best revenge (for now) is to get on that plane anyway...and entertain schemes for Dave's untimely demise while crossing the pond.

After touching ground in the hallowed homeland of Christie, Sayers, and Peters, she checks into a cozy B & B run by charming bibliophile Caldwell Perkins. Soon she's spilling tears in her pint at the corner pub, sharing her heartbreak saga with a stranger. That night, a B & B guest drops out of circulation--permanently. And when Dave and his cutie turn up in London, Karen realizes they are an assassin's target. With the meticulous attention to detail that makes her a killer librarian, Karen sleuths her way through her own real-life mystery--in which library science meets the art of murder.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781451684643
Characteristics: 308 p. ;,18 cm.

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tomato Oct 30, 2016

Intriguing first novel. A "cozy" with an American librarian in London. Ending a bit contrived, but I would like to read more!

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 22, 2014

A leisurely-paced "cozy," there's not much here that's interesting.

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Shelley51
Apr 30, 2014

This book is the first in a series. As is quite common it struggles a little. It is a fun read and an interesting view of London.

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lpreston214
Aug 12, 2013

Fun little cozy mystery with all the ingredients. Attractive "older woman", loves books, librarian, jilted by one lover, finds another. Oh, and a bucket of money lands in her lap at the end to ensure she'll have lots of freedom in future books. Another Aurora Teagarden w/o the southern feistiness.

LaughingOne Jun 09, 2013

I need my protagonists to be believable, at least to you and, alas, Karen just isn't.

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sunflower1207
Feb 08, 2013

I enjoyed the main character's voice and could identify with her and her confusion with the boyfriend betraying her and her attraction to the B&B owner. Enjoyed the details about London through her eyes. A good mystery about London, English authors and a mid-life change of attitude about life.

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annekim9
Dec 30, 2012

Entertaining cozy mystery about a Minnesota librarian who gets dumped by her boyfriend just hours before they are to leave on a much anticipated first trip to London. He takes another woman in her place. Our brokenhearted yet determined-to-see-London heroine Karen buys another ticket and flies over on their flight, half-seriously planning revenge. I loved the references to London, books, and the ending was just perfect. To be a series. Written by Mary Logue using the pen name Mary Lou Kirwin. HCL librarian Mary S. is mentioned in Kirwin's acknowledgments!

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