Killer Librarian

Killer Librarian 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 inge

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 sheChampion 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.

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  1. I discovered this book at my local library and I just had to check it out I have a ton of books to read, but this one jumped to the top It s a bit of brain candy, and I love that it s truly a nice cozy mystery and not a gory slasher thriller view spoiler The fact that the two deaths in the mystery were accidental is a nice departure from many books today hide spoiler I also loved the heavy emphasis on books and the realtionship that develops between the two main characters The ending is sweet, a [...]


  2. I was attracted to this by the title and plot summary Unfortunately, it was a major disappointment Our heroine, Karen, is a middle aged Minnesota librarian with amazingly ample financial resources, stunningly few technology skills, and a placid job where she shelves lots of books which, by the way, is NOT a professional task but delegated to often minimum wage student workers Just before a long planned trip to England, Karen s dumped by her boyfriend Dave, a plumber Karen decides to go anyway an [...]


  3. Excellent first book in a new series A very different style of cozy mystery that was a lot of fun from the first page Totally non formulaic, this story was a delightful departure from the standard and I devoured it nearly in one sitting.Librarian Karen Nash is packed and ready to leave with her boyfriend for their first trip to London only to be dumped literally hours before take off In a fit of defiance she decides to go anyway, only to discover she s sharing the plane with her now ex and his n [...]


  4. The best thing about this book was the title It was really a midlife crisis G rated romance novel masquerading as a mystery, and not a very compelling one at that Plus, I think the author has a less than realistic view about what librarians do all day.


  5. Killer Librarian is about a librarian who not only loves mysteries, but finds herself in the middle of one How could I not buy this Karen, librarian, mystery lover and Anglophile, is all packed for her first ever trip to London, with her boyfriend Dave Instead of picking her up as planned, Dave unceremoniously dumps her with a phone call Karen decides to go to London anyway At the quaint bed and breakfast where she has decided to stay while in London she meets fellow book lover and B and B owner [...]


  6. I loved this debut fiction novel about a midwestern librarian who travels to London and finds murder and love I m not really sure why as I ve read other mysteries that I thought were better written Not that the writing in this book is bad, but it s certainly a freshman effort Maybe it s because Karen reminds me of myself I m a librarian albeit a school librarian, though I ve worked in the public library , a lover of books and I ve always wanted to visit London.This is a quick, cozy read with a b [...]


  7. Killer Librarian This was my first book by this author or in this series I did not want to stop reading this book for a second The librarian in a cozy library in Minnesota is all set to go on a fabulous trip of a life time with her long time boyfriend, Dave Karen Nash is the librarian and the day of the planned trip Dave cancels out He needs his space, which turns out to be another woman Karen is crushed by this unforeseen news.Karen picks herself up off the floor and goes on her own to England [...]


  8. I strangely found myself driven to finish this book I am not sure if it was the murder or the budding romance between the main character, a librarian from a small town in Minnesota and the B B owner Karen Nash is your typical English Librarian nerd in the sense that I too am one of these people and has dreamt of going to England to see the palces that she has read about After helping her boyfriend, a plumber, develop a product, they earn enough money to go The day of the trip, he leaves her for [...]


  9. If you re looking for Sherlock Holmes, this isn t your kind of mystery The middle aged, Midwestern librarian who is the heroine narrator is not too proactive a detective Her wastrel of a plumber boyfriend dumps her on the very day they are supposed to fly off on their first trip to England The money for the trip was earned through her idea, engineered by him and then named by her Even though she is stunned and hurt, she decides to go on the trip anyway At the airport, she discovers that her just [...]


  10. Killer Librarian by Mary Lou Kirwin Mary Logue It s been a long time since I ve read a book and simply couldn t put it down until the very last page This is that book Karen Nash, librarian from a small town Minnesota library is about to go on a dream vacation to London with her boyfriend As she stands ready to leave for the airport, he calls and breaks up with her She leaves for England anyway and within a few days, finds a dead body She also finds her boyfriend enjoying her trip to London with [...]


  11. 2 1 2 stars Karen Nash, Minnesota librarian, is getting ready for her first trip to England when her boyfriend who is supposed to accompany her, breaks up with her Karen decides to go on her trip anyway and is appalled when her now ex boyfriend is still going to England, just with a different woman Determined to have a good time, Karen checks onto her BB and meets an interesting crew of folks who are in London for a flower show She is also quite taken with the owner of the BB, book lover, Caldwe [...]


  12. Karen is a librarian and has been dating Dave for 4 years They had a trip to England planned when Dave breaks up with Karen on the day they are supposed to leave Karen decides to take the trip, anyway, and finds herself on the plane, along with Dave and his new girlfriend Karen keeps herself hidden, and when they all arrive in London, Karen checks herself into the BB she d booked On the first night there, she finds one of the other guests dead I really enjoyed this I was able to identify with bo [...]


  13. When I picked KILLER LIBRARIAN up, I kept looking for what series it belonged to I don t seem to run across cozy mysteries that are stand alones This is perfectly stand alone Adventure, possible murder, hitman possibilities, excellent miscommunication I felt so bad for Karen, the main character who gets dumped on the day she and her boyfriend are to vacation in London I also almost set the book aside as I read her woe is me bit I kept reading and glad that I did Karen pulled herself up off the p [...]


  14. This was a fun, light read Of course, the title was what made me choose it, and I enjoyed reading about Karen Nash s library world and her trip to London Even though her boyfriend splits with her and cancels, she decided to go because she has made so many plans I loved how Karen has thoughtfully planned each day in London She loves everything British, and even tries to effect a British accent at times Part of what I liked about her approach is because it reminded me so much of my own Mother She [...]


  15. Nice cozy mystery with good exploration of literary London and a romance as part of the backdrop After Librarian Karen Nash is dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of a long awaited trip to London, she goes anyway, only to run into him and his new squeeze on the plane Staying at a BB run by a bookish single man, she reinvents herself as a mystery writer doing research, and finds lots to do with a death at the BB Standard cozy mystery plotting and pace, quirky side characters, and good use of the s [...]


  16. Our midwestern librarian protagonist in this first installment of the Killer Librarian series puts on colorful, comfortable walking shoes to take us on a slow paced tour of London I think it was unnecessarily obtuse to have male characters called Twad and Tweed Thad and Treat as well as a female duo referred to as the Tweedles Barb and Betty , but it wasn t too hard to remember that Mr Toad was the guy who dumped our heroine I loved the side trip to Hay on Wye I am ready to visit there myself.


  17. Originally published on More Mysteries PleaseWow, this was a refreshing take on a cozy mystery.Unlike most mysteries this story wasn t really centered around finding the killer, it was about Karen enjoying her trip, and if she found clues along the way, then that s a bonus.Overall great characters, great setting, well written, there s really not anything bad about this book, besides the fact that there s only one other book after it Definitely this will join my favorites.


  18. I needed a book to clear my palate and this was just the book Killer Librarian is a light, fun read Sure there s a dead body or two, but no blood and guts or evil killers on the loose It wasn t overly romancey either I started out thinking it was just okay but toward the end realized I was really liking it Will keep my eye out for book 2 of this new series.


  19. I enjoyed this book Karen and Caldwell were delightful characters and I loved all the other characters especialy the Tweedles And the Bookshops were wonderfulIf you enjoy lighter mysteries I highly recommend this one


  20. Really enjoyable, this mystery kept my interest throughout, unusual with many cozies Maybe because it has to do with books of all sorts.



  21. Karen Nash is a small town librarian who is about to go on a dream vacation to London, accompanied by her long term boyfriend, Dave However, Dave calls to break up with Karen just hours before they depart, shattering her happiness and confidence She refuses to let it disrupt her vacation, though, and heads to airport on her own, only to find that Dave is on the same flight, accompanied by Honey, a blonde bimbo half Karen s age As anger begins to replace sadness, Karen begins to fantasize about k [...]


  22. In Kirwin s mystery novel, Karen Nash works the mystery section of the small town Minnesota library and she is about to embark on a long awaited trip to London on a literary tour inspired by British mysteries To her dismay, the love of her life Dave dumps her just hours before the trip When she encounters him at the airport on the arm of a stunning looker, she decides to carry on with her plans and gets on the plane without hesitation all the while entertaining schemes of his untimely demise.Aft [...]


  23. Not the best cozy mystery, not even much of a mystery, but I enjoyed it none the less It was slow paced, but not a slow read The mystery wasn t really there the killers were unveiled before the end of the book, and even the supposed assassin turned out not to be an assassin Just an ass Some people griped about the librarian s duties of shelving Really That s all you can come up with I work at a library, a big one, and the librarians do shelve Maybe not all the time, but they do, and I d suspect [...]


  24. I had a fun time with this book Killer Librarian is Karen, a 40 something lady, an Anglophile specialized in British writers, who, along with her plumber boyfriend is about to depart to London for a 2 week vacation, only to find that plumber boyfriend has another companion in mind She starts off on her own, and there starts her adventures in London, starting with the suspicious death of a fellow Bed Breakfaster She utilizes her 2 weeks thoroughly in eeking out used and old book stores, adding to [...]


  25. This book left me with mixed feelings At times I was engaged and caught up in the story, at other times it was a struggle to keep reading In part, that was due to the mixed nature of the book I was expecting a cozy mystery, instead I got a mid life crisis and a sweet romance in the trappings of a cozy mystery The mysteries, there were two, were the framework for the stories but most definitely not the focus There were many coincidences, some red herrings, some very obvious story directions and a [...]


  26. Karen Nash is a librarian in a small Midwestern library She gets dumped the day she and her boyfriend were to leave for a trip to London Karen had been looking forward to the trip and decides to go anyway In London she finds a dead body, discovers her ex is there with another woman, pretends to be someone she is not, and confides in a stranger her fantasy of killing the man who broke her heart.


  27. More of a nice cozy romance than a mystery, in fact, the mystery really isn t even needed for this to be a sweet story of an American librarian dumped by her boyfriend who goes on a trip to England she was supposed to with that ex boyfriend and meets a much nicer English man there and has friendly romps around England with him as they slowly fall in love The scenes are very comfortable and the characters all have well described personalities All in all, a fun read.


  28. Entertaining mystery about a librarian on vacation in England who stumbles upon a dead man Definitely a beach read, but that s exactly what I expected, so I enjoyed it quite a bit Some of the dialogue felt inauthentic or forced, which pulled me out of the story, but overall this is a fun and quick read that will appeal to book nerds.



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