*A Library Lover's Mystery***BY JENN McKINLAY**

**ABOUT THE BOOK:**

**William Shakespeare is credited with inventing how many words?***

**Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings...**

**Former Broadway actress Violet La Rue is holding auditions for**

*A Midsummer Night’s Dream*—and everyone from the sour spinster librarian Ms. Cole to Lindsey’s youthful library pages are trying out for parts. Brought in to play the mischievous Puck is the flirtatious professional actor Robbie Vine, who seems to have eyes for Lindsey. Before her blush has faded, the Bard’s dream turns into a nightmare—when one of the cast is poisoned. Now Lindsey and her crafternooners must take center stage to unmask the culprit before the final curtain call...

**Over 17,000*

**AN EXCERPT FROM**

*READ IT AND WEEP*:**Chapter One**

*“Of course, you’re all going to audition for the play,”*

Violet La Rue said. “It’s the kick off to our community

theater season.”

Violet La Rue said. “It’s the kick off to our community

theater season.”

*Lindsey Norris put down her scissors and glanced across the table at Violet. Violet’s warm brown eyes sparkled and her brown skin glowed. She was flushed with excitement for the upcoming production that would be her directorial debut.*

*Lindsey knew it was going to dampen Violet’s enthusiasm to learn that the rest of the crafternooners, with the exception of her daughter, Charlene La Rue, and the children’s librarian, Beth Stanley, were not as enamored with being on stage as she was. Violet was a former Broadway actress, and her daughter was a local news anchor. They lived for being in front of an audience. As for Beth, she had been instilling the love of reading in children for ten years with her dynamic story times. She lit up in front of an audience. The rest of the crafternooners, well, it wasn’t really their thing.*

*This theory was confirmed when Lindsey glanced around the table and noted that both Mary Murphy and Nancy Peyton had their heads down, completely engrossed with their card making project.*

*The group had decided to get a jump on the holidays by making greeting cards. It was only September but judging by the mess Lindsey was making, she was going to need the next three months just to crank out a few decent cards.***TO FINISH READING THIS EXCERPT, VISIT THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE HERE.**

**ABOUT THE AUTHOR:**

**Pseudonym for Lucy Lawrence.**

Pseudonym: Josie Belle.

Pseudonym: Josie Belle.

**Jenn McKinlay is what is known as a dessert-freakosaurus. She has been known to eat leftover birthday cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the frozen top tier of her wedding cake didn’t stand a chance of seeing its first anniversary. Luckily, her husband is more of a salt guy. Since the arrival of the hooligans (her sons), she has honed her culinary skills to include cupcakes and has baked and frosted cupcakes into the shape of cats, mice and outerspace aliens to name just a few. Writing a mystery series based upon one of her favorite food groups (cupcakes) is as enjoyable as licking the beater and she can’t wait to whip up the next one. She is the author of another mystery series under the name**

*Lucy Lawrence*and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her musician husband Chris, their two sons, two cats, one dog and one fish.**SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JENN McKINLAY:**

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Any book by Jenn is an automatic entry! Add in a sour spinster librarian. That I have to read about because I have never met one.

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The fact that this book is by Jenn McKinlay means that it is a sure winner. I have read several in both of her series and I would really love to read all of them!

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Love this author - and a librarian story to boot

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