The first in a charming and unputdownable mystery series following “a winning heroine whose amateur sleuthing efforts make for a fun, gentle puzzler with a touch of love” (Library Journal).
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 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 is to get on that plane anyway...and entertain schemes for Dave’s untimely demise while crossing the pond.
After touching ground, she checks into a cozy bed and breakfast 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 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.
Mary Lou Kirwin has lived in France, Belgium, England, and New York City. She now lives a quiet life in the wilds of Minnesota and Wisconsin. She feels she owes a great deal to all the librarians in her life—for handing her the right book at the right time.