THE PLOT AND THE PENDULUM by Jenn McKinlay

Series: A Library Lover’s Mystery, #13
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: October 11, 2022
Source: Review copy from NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★½


I greatly enjoyed this spooky literary cozy mystery! I’m new to the Library Lover’s series and was hesitant to jump in at the 13th book, but I’m glad I did. THE PLOT AND THE PENDULUM can easily be read as stand-alone, but it did make me very curious about the previous twelve.

In this one, library director Lindsey Norris is thrilled when a wealthy local family donates their extensive collection of rare books to the library. However, her visit to the creepy Dorchester estate to collect the books lands her in the middle of a “runaway bride” cold case from 1989.

I enjoyed meeting this cast of characters, with their funny moments mixed in with more serious scenes. The foreboding atmosphere was perfect for the mystery and setting. Readers in the mood for an eerie Halloween cozy should pick this one up!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

6 thoughts on “THE PLOT AND THE PENDULUM by Jenn McKinlay

  1. I’ve read every Library Lovers mystery since the beginning. It’s one of my favorite cozy series, so I’m glad you discovered it. I’ve also had the pleasure of spending some quality time with Jenn McKinlay. She is so warm and funny and smart; I love her to pieces.

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