But Karen’s trip across the pond isn’t all that she planned. After spilling her heartbreak over a pint at the local pub, Karen discovers that she’s inadvertently put her ex in the crosshairs of an assassin. In the land of Agatha Christie, this modern day Miss Marple will have to figure out how to stop a murder. It doesn’t hurt that Karen has charming B&B owner Caldwell Perkins helping her solve the mystery and patching up her heart.
KILLER LIBRARIAN is a cozy mystery that’s as charming as Caldwell’s B & B. Author Mary Lou Kirwin has penned a story that is sure to delight bibliophiles and anglophiles alike. Neither Karen nor Caldwell will be the next great detective, but over the course of reading KILLER LIBRARIAN the two grew on me, and ultimately I found them to be endearing characters. The “assassin” mystery and the quirky secondary characters didn’t feel as grounded as the book’s protagonists so the mystery part of the novel wasn’t as enticing as I’d hoped it would be. That being said, Karen’s sightseeing, character growth and understated romance with Caldwell made KILLER LIBRARIAN worth the read. All in all, I enjoyed KILLER LIBRARIAN and I’m looking forward to reading Karen’s next adventure.