By Jenn McKinlay

Lindsey is stepping into her groove because the director of the Briar Creek Public Library while a brand new York editor visits city, growing relatively a buzz. Lindsey's buddy Beth desires to promote the editor her kid's ebook, yet Beth's boyfriend, a recognized writer, will get within the method. once they visit confront him, he is came across murdered-and Beth is the top suspect. Lindsey has to behave quickly ahead of they throw the booklet on the flawed individual.

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My pleasure,” Carole said. ” With a flash of dimples and a wave, she hurried out the door. Rick’s head jerked back and a piece of steak fell from his mouth onto his plate with a splat. “She’s having you meet Sydney from Caterpillar Press? ” Beth asked. ” he snapped. “Because she’s seen Beth’s book, and she thinks she has talent,” Lindsey said. Rick turned his astonished face toward her and then he huffed a breath and looked furious. Lindsey felt as though she’d just jumped in front of the firing squad to save Beth.

She considered the sock from all angles and an idea struck. She continued knitting. ” Beth asked. “Yes, because now it’s a hat,” she said. She chuckled, and the others joined her. Their laughter was interrupted when the door to the crafternoon room opened. They all glanced up, expecting to see Mary. Instead, it was Ms. Cole. She sniffed in disapproval at the copies of Rebecca on the table, the knitting needles, and the small fire roaring in the fireplace. Ms. Cole was in charge of circulation at the library.

Beth asked. “I do not put on my scholarly voice when I get frustrated with my knitting,” Lindsey said. “Yeah, you do,” Beth said as she shimmied out of the enormous teapot. She was short and curvy. Her cropped black hair was arranged in wispy spikes, a disarray-on-purpose sort of hairdo. The spray of freckles across her upturned nose made her seem younger than she was, but it was her childlike exuberance that really rolled the years back from her true age of thirty-two. Lindsey knew whenever she heard laughter in the library, it was usually because Beth was in the building.

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