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Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
31 posts | 16 read | 4 to read
In the latest Library Lover's Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Likely Story, a decades overdue book puts library director Lindsey Norris hot on the trail of a cold case... When the Briar Creek Public Library holds its first overdue book amnesty day--no fines for late returns--the volume of incoming materials is more than Lindsey and her staff can handle. In a bind, Lindsey drafts the crafternoon ladies to help check in and sort the stacks of books. But one tardy tome catches her attention--a copy of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, twenty years past due. When Lindsey looks up the borrower, she's shocked to discover it was a murdered teacher named Candice Whitley, whose killer was never found. Candice checked out the novel on the day she was murdered. Now Lindsey wonders if it could provide a clue to the decades-old cold case. No one noticed who brought the book back in, but could it be Candice's killer? Lindsey is determined to catch the culprit one way or another, because justice for Candice Whitley is long overdue... INCLUDES READING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS
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Lova
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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When I finally looked at the numbers the week wasn‘t as bad as it had seemed. Definitely will do better this week! #bfcr2 #fitwizards #bookfitnesschallenge
@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @Mynameisacolour @RainyDayReading @thereadingunicorn @jen_the_scribe

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress 🎉 1mo
Clwojick You‘re doing amazing! 🔥💫 1mo
jen_the_scribe You're doing great, keep going! 1mo
RainyDayReading You‘re doing awesome! 1mo
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arubabookwoman
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Report on April Reading: Quantity is up, but I mostly read crime novels and nonfiction. Standouts which I can highly recommend are North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farrah and Bad Blood by John Carreyrou.

Liz_M Monkey God was fun, but a bit disjointed. 3mo
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PaperbackReader
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Finally finished this one. Another hit for the Library Lovers series. With working two jobs and maintaining a household, I don‘t have much time to read but I try to carve out time for my cozy crimes. I really enjoy the small town atmosphere and the craftnoon ladies. I wish I had something like that in BFE Missouri!

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Debiw781
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. Glad I was late on this so I can say The Meg- giant shark AND Jason Statham, ‘nuff said lol
2. Paul and I eat out a lot so I guess that 😂
3. 7
4. Offhand I can‘t remember one
5. @Bostonmomx2

#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

Bostonmomx2 Did you notice 7 was my # too? 😊 (edited) 12mo
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 I did😂😂 12mo
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Debiw781
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1. I suppose one of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies
2. French fries
3. Always 80s especially the hair bands
4. Nothing... I just finished a book and have to figure out what to start next
5. @Bostonmomx2

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TK421
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Late #HumpDayPost but I couldn't pass up a music themed one. Thanks @MinDea
1. Social Distortion and Frank Turner have been my favorites for the past few years.
2. I did well last year, so I set a goal of 150 books this year. Not going as well this year.
3. Zero 😟
4. Not bad, just the usual small town meth stuff.
5. I have a fear of heights that has kept me from flying anywhere. Never been on a plane.

VickytoriaLou Amazing taste 😉 12mo
TieDyeDude I've only been aware of Frank Turner recently, but he has been doing some great work the past few years! 12mo
TK421 @GoodForCirculation Positive Songs for Negative People is one of my favorite albums from the last few years. 12mo
MinDea "small town meth stuff" ??? 12mo
jillrhudy I‘m insane about Frank Turner! Kinda glad he hasn‘t caught on in the U.S. because I saw him in a bar with like 100 people! 12mo
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Debiw781
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1. I say both 😂😂
2. 3
3. Not many... GR, Litsy, Amazon
4. We went out to eat for a friend‘s birthday
5. Thanks for the tag @Bostonmomx2

#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

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Schlinkles
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay

I forgot to take pictures, but @99problemsbutabookaint1 you have a #feedareader box coming your way. Also @Insearchofbooks and @StephanieGeiser your recipes and an “I‘m sorry I‘m late” gift are headed your way too!

@MinDea @TricksyTails @LazyDays

Insearchofbooks Same to you guys! 14mo
99problemsbutabookaint1 I can't wait to get it!! 14mo
Schlinkles @99problemsbutabookaint1 It‘s coming UPS so hopefully it will be there soon! 14mo
LazyDays 😊🌈 14mo
StephanieGeiser @Insearchofbooks & @Schlinkles - Mine is on its way! It should be there soon! Looking forward to trying your recipes! 😋 14mo
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Debiw781
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. We didn‘t escape but we had a blast with my brother in law and my two nieces
2. No #winterhaven #lakeland #orlando #tampa
3. Take out lol
4. Pink
5. 54

#humpdaypost
@MinDea

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Tereses
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. Catching up with school friends
2. Three sisters
3. No
4. Yes mildly obsessed sine I was a child. Used to ask lots of questions of my grandparents and great aunts.
5. Australian Eastern Standard Time
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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Debiw781
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1. It‘s been the first week of summer vacation! I finally saw the new Avengers movie too.
2. One
3. Sadly, no
4. A little... my bff is a major genealogy buff
5. Eastern

#friyayintro
#betterlatethannever
@jesshowbooks

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TommieMarie74
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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A little late but better late than never, right? 😊 #friyayintro
1. Oldest
2. I always wanted a sister.
3. Just one brother.
4. Probably Jem and Scout Finch.
5. @TheDaysGoBy

raelaschoenherr I‘m the oldest and just have one brother too :) 1y
TommieMarie74 @raelaschoenherr Are you close with your brother? We are close now but he drove me mad as a kid. I mostly wanted to trade him in for a sister. 😆 1y
raelaschoenherr @TommieMarie74 We are super close! We “got along” as kids—bickered all the time and drive my mom crazy but when she suggested that we play separately we never wanted to 😆 I actually never wanted a sister...I liked being the daughter in the family, but I had girlfriends over to play all the time so they kind of felt like sisters! 1y
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KathyWheeler
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This is at the lower end of the pick scale for me, mainly because I felt the resolution was unimaginative. Lindsey is the director of a public library. When the library holds amnesty week, a book is returned that had last been checked out by a teacher 20 years ago on the day she was murdered. Lindsey feels compelled to investigate. I liked the story and characters, but I could practically see the villain twirling a Snidely Whiplash mustache.

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Readage
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1. 😱😕😐😝😬👍🏼🌸🥃📚💩
2. Pretty much everyone in “The Couple Next Door” hahaha
3. Over! That‘s the right way! 😉
4. Nope and don‘t wanna be one
5. Muah 💋 Saturday love 💗

#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

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neet_reads
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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VERY late returns. These were last checked out in August 1990 and the customer only returned them to the library today!

Zelma I had one of those once. It was very exciting to me and the patron. 😆 2y
JamieArc Is it bad that my first thought was that someone died and these were returned when their house was cleared? 😳 2y
aschermetz What‘s the fine on that?! 😂😂 2y
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4thhouseontheleft I had the exact same thought as @JamieArc 😲😲😲 2y
neet_reads @JamieArc @4thhouseontheleft They're all to do with bricklaying, so my first thought was maybe the guy had just retired 😄 2y
tif 😂😂😂 1y
tpixie 😊😆😯🤫🤔😇 1y
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neet_reads
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Does this count for #riotgrams #bookandbeverage ?? 🤣

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OneLitChick
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Can I still play even though it‘s Sunday?

1. Dark Chocolate Chip with Dried Cranberries or my mom‘s Applesauce Cookies

2. Traveling!

3. It will be 40 for sure—maybe 41

4. Elf all the way

5. Sleep and reading time

@jesshowbooks #FriYAYintro

CouronneDhiver Of course! 😎 2y
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Debiw781
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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#betterlatethannever I'm always late on these day-oriented posts 😳
1. See above... it was from a Christmas show we went to with my parents
2. Hoping 200
3. Bottle cap on my Dasani water
4. Candy lol
5. Winter Haven, FL

#humpdaypost
@MinDea

MinDea It's OK! You can do them whenever you want! 2y
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Kathrin
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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I completely forgot to post my November stats.

If I can say so myself, I killed #nonfictionnovember! 🤪

And I have one book left to complete my final reading challenge for 2017! #RHC #readharderchallenge

TrishB Wow 😮 2y
SilversReviews Nice!! 2y
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Debiw781
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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I'm late but #betterlatethannever

1. 😂🙄😳
2. Jim Butcher, Ilona Andrews, Simon R Green
3. None planned but temporary crown fell out so drugstore visit 😳
4. First
5. Ok

#friyayintro
@jess.how

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #3 😩 sorry!!! 2y
Debiw781 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it seems to be that kind of a year. Come on 2018 lol 2y
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Kat.Kao
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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So glad the love triangle is settled! These books are like popcorn, but ugh no time for love triangles in my cozy mysteries.

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CuriousG
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Meant to do this hours ago...
1. Ontario (Canada, not California)
2. Never successfully, but have made attempts
3. Originally heard about this on Litsy!
4. Finishing 'True Grit'
5. I have so many unread books at home Is sometimes buy a new one to read because choosing stresses me out too much 😅
6. Posting everything here on Litsy @CuriousG
#24in48 #putonthecoffee #latenightahead

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BookDude
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HotMessJess Woooooo! Don't worry, I gotta send mine tomorrow too 😰🙀🙊#betterlatethannever!! :) I'm so excited!!!! 2y
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Apinlibraryland
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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@slategreyskies this is being mailed TOMORROW! Soooooo sorry you didn't have a valentine yesterday. You know what's sad? The post office is *literally* next door. #cupidgoespostal

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 3y
slategreyskies I've always said Valentine's Day should be a week long holiday. Okay, no, I didn't say that, but I'd love if it was. I'm such a romantic. Thank you in advance! You've made my day! ❤️ 3y
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EmilyChristine
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Finished! Now I just have to wait for the next one to be published. *sigh*

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EmilyChristine
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Most recent book in this series. I've got It's a Wonderful Life on and starting this book. #snowday

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Smangela
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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FINALLY posting my prize from @LibrarianRyan 'a last challenge. It was so fun to participate in and I was so excited to win this book. While I haven't started it yet, the cover alone really draws me in 😍 Loving December's challenge so far and if you aren't participating you should be! Can't wait to see the new winners for this month :)

LibrarianRyan Don't feel too bad. I just sent the last prize out yesterday, so your not the only one running behind. 3y
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melissanorr
Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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A cozy mystery to curl up with on a grey and dreary Black Friday. Maybe I will make a cup of tea before I start :)

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Jbrooxd
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Awesome! I love the characters in this series and I thought the mystery in this one was great! For me this was a book that was all fun and no work. Didn't matter that it had been a year since I read the last one, didn't take any time for me to warm up to the story. It was a perfect read for me.