By Book or by Crook

By Book or by Crook

Large Print - 2012 | Large print ed
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For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job at the Harvard Library, but she hasn't enjoyed her family's social whirl or her sort-of-engagement to the son of her father's law partner. With the plot of her life in need of a rewrite, Lucy calls her aunt Ellen in hopes that some fun in the Outer Banks sun will help clear her head. Her retreat turns into an opportunity when Lucy lands a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. Then a priceless Jane Austen first edition is stolen, and the chair of the library board is murdered ...
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, c2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410481177
1410481174
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Gate
Characteristics: 425 pages (large print) ; 21 cm

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derhofnarr May 03, 2016

Call me a curmudgeon, but when I got to page 156 I was a wee perturbed to read " . . . a rare-book dealer would ask for proof of providence, so he must want it for his own collection,"
The word is "provenance" and I wonder where the editor was. Yes, there *is* a character in the book prone to malapropisms - but it's *not* the librarian, whose line this is. Aside from that pulling me out of the story, it was an ok read. I was surprised to see "waived" used instead of "waved" earlier in the book - but that seemed more of a typo and not quite so egregious.

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egandalf
Nov 17, 2015

This book was poorly edited and was obviously a first attempt at writing.

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IrishMoon
Oct 03, 2015

This is such as great new series!

LaughingOne Apr 24, 2015

I really enjoyed this first book in a new series: Lighthouse library mystery. I do wish that the characters could have had more distinctive voices (distinctive from each other) as they do seem to all have a kind of sameness to them and yet I think they are distinct individuals. And I'd like that to be more obvious. Lucy is a bit more hesitant than I expected, which was a shame.

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