Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Murder at the 42nd Street Library
Murder at the 42nd Street Library: A Mystery | Con Lehane
12 posts | 7 read | 2 reading | 9 to read
This first book in an irresistible new series introduces librarian and reluctant sleuth Raymond Ambler, a doggedly curious fellow who uncovers murderous secrets hidden behind the majestic marble faade of New York Citys landmark 42nd Street Library. Murder at the 42nd Street Library follows Ambler and his partners in crime-solving as they track down a killer, shining a light on the dark deeds and secret relationships that are hidden deep inside the famous flagship building at the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. In their search for the reasons behind the murder, Ambler and his crew uncover sinister, and profoundly disturbing, relationships among the scholars studying in the iconic library. Included among the players are a celebrated mystery writer who has donated his papers to the librarys crime fiction collection; that writers long-missing daughter, a prominent New York society woman with a hidden past, and more than one of Amblers colleagues at the library. Shocking revelations lead inexorably to the traumatic events that followthe reading room will never be the same.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
petersonks15
post image

Helping @MidnightBookGirl for Murder at the Library Night. Fun event and seeking some books.

review
Skeeterisme
post image
Mehso-so

A lot going on here. Maybe too much.

Pamwurtzler Too bad because that book looks like it has so much potential. 1y
Skeeterisme @Pamwurtzler Yeah, I thought so too! Maybe others would like it more than I did. It‘s not bad it just wasn‘t as focused as I‘d hoped. But it was topsy turvy enough that I‘m not sure I know who the murderer in the library was! 1y
31 likes2 comments
blurb
Chey12
post image

“Behind the library, the spindly green cafe chairs were scattered along the slate walks among the ivy, the daffodils, and budding sycamore trees.”

review
saholmes
post image
Pickpick

I couldn‘t put this book down. An excellent way to celebrate my first day of winter vacation. Ambler was likeable but not overwhelmingly familiar. It was clear from the beginning that something kept him aloof from others. The cast of suspects had my head spinning as characters were not who they said they were or appeared to be. The plot was intricately woven around the library and it‘s research capabilities. This is a mystery that I recommend.

13 likes4 stack adds
blurb
GardenJess
post image

Just started reading. How on earth could I resist a murder mystery set in a famous library after all?

11 likes1 stack add
blurb
Chuquizuta
post image

Just started this today , almost done with it .... Not good , not bad .... Not interesting ...

review
Graciouswarriorprincess
post image
Bailedbailed

The title intrigued me and I was looking forward to reading this book. I was disappointed from the beginning. The story is awkwardly written and extremely convoluted.

tpixie Sad such potential! 3y
1 comment
review
amrsprout
post image
Pickpick

Great new detective who is a librarian. Can't get much better than that in my opinion. #conlehane

blurb
Graciouswarriorprincess
post image

What a librarian (me!) reads, murder and mayhem at work!📚

blurb
MichelleLWrites
post image

Summer reading program is for all age groups. Couldn't decided on what to read first so I literally grabbed the first book I saw when I entered library. #LibraryLottery

1 like1 stack add
blurb
Bayleaf
post image

review
BookAddictKatie
post image
Bailedbailed

Could not get into this one :( the premise is awesome, but it's just not for me

tpixie That's too bad 3y
4 likes1 comment