Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

Jenn McKinlay / Apr 22, 2021

Better Late Than Never In the latest Library Lover s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Likely Story a decades overdue book puts library director Lindsey Norris hot on the trail of a cold case When the

  • Title: Better Late Than Never
  • Author: Jenn McKinlay
  • ISBN: 9780399583735
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the latest Library Lover s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Likely Story, a decades overdue book puts library director Lindsey Norris hot on the trail of a cold case When the Briar Creek Public Library holds its first overdue book amnesty day no fines for late returns the volume of incoming materials is than Lindsey and her staff can handIn the latest Library Lover s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Likely Story, a decades overdue book puts library director Lindsey Norris hot on the trail of a cold case When the Briar Creek Public Library holds its first overdue book amnesty day no fines for late returns the volume of incoming materials is than Lindsey and her staff can handle In a bind, Lindsey drafts the crafternoon ladies to help check in and sort the stacks of books But one tardy tome catches her attention a copy of J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye, twenty years past due When Lindsey looks up the borrower, she s shocked to discover it was a murdered school teacher named Candice Whitley, whose killer was never found Candice checked out the novel on the day she was murdered Now Lindsey wonders if it could provide a clue to the decades old cold case No one noticed who brought the book back in, but could it be Candice s killer Lindsey is determined to catch the culprit one way or another, because justice for Candice Whitley is long overdue

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      • Jenn McKinlay

        Jenn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series and will be debuting a new women s fiction series in June 2017, starting with the title About a Dog She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets and her husband s guitars.


    1. Librarian, Lindsey Norris, has decided to hold "Amnesty Day" at the library, where patrons can return late or damaged books and the fines will be waived. This is a huge success! The library gets a ton of returns, including a book that was checked out over twenty years ago. When she learns that the book was checked out by a young teacher who was murdered the same day and the murderer was never caught, Lindsey goes straight to the police. Lately in town there has been a rash of break-ins, and whil [...]

    2. Monday morning I finished Jenn McKinlay's Better Late Than Never and I loved it. I loved it because of how the story unfolded and the clues were laid out. The idea that an overdue library book would be the catalyst to solving a murder is pretty darn cool and I love the idea of amnesty free day at the Library. My mother was always owing the library, it always made me laugh and fear bells and whistles going off when we would go. This book I felt involved in, felt very real to me. While I have read [...]

    3. Lindsey Norris, the director of Briar Creek Public Library still has not rid herself of her bittinsky ways. The library is having a book amnesty day much to librarian, Mrs.Cole aka "The lemon's" dismay. Lindsay discovers that someone has returned a book twenty years over due, "The Catcher in the Rye" that was checked out my a murdered high school teacher, Candice Whitley. Of coarse because of the returned library book, Lindsey investigates to try to find out who returned the book. Was it the kil [...]

    4. This is the seventh book in the library lovers series. The library is holding its first amnesty day. It goes better than expected and bins and bins of overdue books are returned. One of the books is a copy of the cather in the rye that had been checked out by Candice Whitley twenty years ago on the day she was murdered. I love this series. We finally get an answer to the love triangle and I will be honest I did squeal a little when the L word was exchanged. The mystery was well done and I really [...]

    5. i'm tired of the faux- romance (there's nothing real about it). this is just like all the others in the series. the early books were great but have been going down hill in the last few. i think i'm done with this series, it's such a pity because this series used to be great.

    6. This book gets me caught up on the Library Lovers Mystery series for now. When Lindsay hosts a Library Fee Amnesty Day, she gets a library full of returned materials, but one of the books is 20 years overdue and last checked out to a woman murdered the same day she checked it out. Of course, Lindsay is curious about this. She turns the book over to the police, but can't help investigating on her own particularly since the police are busy with a series of break-ins happening around town.Lately I' [...]

    7. Better Late Than Never is the seventh book in the A Library Lover’s Mystery series. It’s always a joy to visit Briar Creek Public Library and catch on what Lindsey, Ms. Lemon(Miss Cole), her staff and the Crafternoons. The staff is overwhelmed with returned books, as Lindsey has decided on a day of amnesty for fines on overdue books much to Miss Cole’s chagrin. Everyone is shocked when Paula brings in a book that appears to have been 20 years overdue. Miss Cole digs through her immaculate [...]

    8. I like this series a lot and it's stayed fresh for over seven books. The best part about the series is that a lot of the action revolves around the library or books. Favorite new character is Paula the punk rock librarian. The only issue I had with the book (view spoiler)[was the solution to the mystery was too easy, the only surprising part was that both of the former suspects were back in town. I had thought it was just Brian Kelly, her former student. (hide spoiler)]

    9. Read Full & Detailed review: cynthology/2016/1The main reason why I chose to read this book was the fact that it was set in a library. I love books and for a brief while, I wanted to become a librarian when I grew up. The book contained interesting information about books. For instance, we learn that Salinger didn’t want a cover design for his book in order to avoid distracting the reader. Though those references were interesting, they couldn’t raise this book above the ordinary.The writ [...]

    10. Dollycas’s ThoughtsIt’s a cold case this time for Lindsey as a book is returned to the library 20 years after it was checked out. Imagine the fine if it wasn’t Overdue Book Amnesty Day! I know they wouldn’t charge more than it cost to restock the book but think of all those days adding up, right around 7300. The creepy part comes when we learn that the book was checked out by a teacher that was murdered on the same day as she checked out the book. Who had the book? Why did they return it [...]

    11. Really 3.5 stars, but I rounded up.Extremely quick read that I mostly enjoyed. Most of the problems in the last book were remedied. However, Lindsey was still immature at times. This book leaves with a solid ending that almost hints that this is the last book in the series. With Berkley's broad cozy cut in the last year or so, I wouldn't be surprised, but I hope not. I enjoy the setting and characters for the most part and I will read the next one if one indeed comes out.

    12. In Better Late than Never by Jenn McKinlay, the library is having a day of amnesty, when people can turn in late books for no fees. Paula, the new librarian, finds a book in perfect condition that is 20 years overdue. In curiosity, they get Ms. Cole to look up who checked out the book 20 years earlier, which sends her into a hyperventilating fit. They learn that the book was checked out by Candice Whitley, the deeply-loved young English teacher known for making a significant difference among her [...]

    13. Lindsey and her library team are holding an Amnesty day (much to the disgust of Ms Cole!) with a chart up for the most damaged, the longest out etc.  New staff member Paula is pleased to find a copy of The Catcher in the Rye which is twenty years overdue, but when Ms Cole hears about it she start hyperventilating and eventually manages to tell Lindsey that the book was taken out by a murdered teacher, and it turns out it was taken out the day she died.Lindsey, Robbie and Emma need to work out i [...]

    14. I love this series, and Better Late Than Never has a wonderfully different premise. Once you start a Jenn McKinlay book, you won't want to stop!

    15. Great story, great mystery! Different layers to this mystery really kept me guessing and looking for clues on every page. Looking forward to reading #8!

    16. I love all of the series by this author, but this is my absolute favorite. I would move to Briar Creek in a heartbeat if it really existed. I mean, sure the murder rate seems pretty high for such a small town, but everything else is so perfect! I liked the mystery in this one. I was so sure several times that I knew who the killer was. I was wrong. Lindsey's declaration at the end though that can't last, right? I don't know what I'd do with myself. I was happy Lindsey made a decision about her l [...]

    17. Better Late Than Never by Jenn McKinlay is the seventh book in A Library Lover’s Mystery series. It is First Annual Amnesty Day at the Briar Creek Public Library. They library clerks are being overwhelmed with returned books. The day is an overwhelming success. Lindsey Norris instigated a contest with a prize for the clerk who finds the grungiest book and the oldest due book. One clerk shows Lindsey J.D. Salinger’s Cather in the Rye that was due October 23, 1996. Lindsey takes the book to Mi [...]

    18. Fun, as usual. I wish the chemistry between the male and female leads was more believable, but otherwise this is an entertaining series.

    19. I truly enjoyed this latest volume in the Library Lover's Mystery series. It fulfilled the Head Librarian's, Lindsey Norris' romance and a twenty year old cold case murder that had stunned Briar Creek, Connecticut's world.The tale opens with the Library having a one day amnesty. Meaning any books or materials severely overdue could be returned without fines or replacement costs. To everyone's shock a book, 'Catcher in the Rye' was returned almost exactly twenty years from the date of check-out. [...]

    20. Lindsey is back - and so is another mystery. When the library hosts amnesty day, the returns are so many that the staff has a hard time managing it all. When a book that was checked out over 20 years ago is returned, Lindsey is curious as to who the book was loaned to. Enter Ms. Cole. She keeps impeccable records. It turns out, the book was checked out to an English teacher who was murdered the same day.But surely the book's return 20 years later isn't related to the crime. Or is it?McKinlay del [...]

    21. I read this book to dabble in reading “cozy mysteries” while also enjoying the thought of reading a murder mystery with a librarian protagonist (as I am a librarian and general book enthusiast). There were some notably funny and enjoyable parts to this book. I really enjoyed the descriptions of librarians, library clerks/staff, and patrons. The author really nailed some of the personality quirks specific to the library world, which was pretty hilarious and awesome. However, the mystery itsel [...]

    22. When a library book that is twenty years overdue is returned during “Amnesty Day,” it gets the attention of the head librarian. Discovered in the drops, it sets in motion a series of events that hopefully will solve a murder that took place twenty years ago. The book turns out to be the one that the murder victim checked out on the day of her murder. Lindsey is not one to sit still when unexplained mysteries clog the air, but asking questions could put her in the cross-hairs of the murderer. [...]

    23. Enjoy this series, as a librarian always interested in books using the library as a setting, and I think McKinlay does a good job. Loved the going into the archives to find information on a long, long, overdue book--I was at one time in charge of the circulation records at a branch and can really relate:) Also, got this as a free download from the library, so another plus.

    24. When Briar Creek Public Library holds it's first ever Amnesty day, forgiving fines, Lindsey and her staff are surprised to see a book returned after 20 years. When Ms. Cole checks to see who checked the book out, she reacts strangely. The book was checked out to Candice Whitley, a high school English teacher who was murdered the very day she checked out the book. Lindsey, being a "buttinski" is determined to figure out the connection between the book and the killer. If the book was returned now, [...]

    25. openbooksociety/article/beBetter Late Than Never (Library Lover’s Mystery #7)Author: Jenn McKinlayISBN13:9780399583735Author website: jennmckinlay/Brought to you by OBS reviewer KaytSynopsis: In the latest Library Lover’s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Likely Story, a decades overdue book puts library director Lindsey Norris hot on the trail of a cold case…When the Briar Creek Public Library holds its first overdue book amnesty day—no fines for late returns—the [...]

    26. I received this book as part of the First to Read program with Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.Local librarian, Lindsey Norris, has decided to give all of her patrons a fresh start by holding an amnesty day at the library. Books that are overdue can be turned in and fines will be overlooked. Little did she realize that this idea would be incredibly successful as well as open up an old mystery. Many books are anomalously returned, included a copy of Catcher in the Rye that h [...]

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