Book, Line and Sinker: 01/09/23
Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2012) is the third book in the Library Lover's mystery series. The promise of pirate treasure has brought a salvage company to Briar Creek and nearby Pirate Island. The town is quickly divided by those desperate for jobs and those wanting to save the fragile island environment.
In terms of basic plot structure it's very similar to the recently published Sugar and Vice by Eve Calder (2020). Both have the promise of pirate treasure combined with two mysteries: a modern day murder and a cold case.
Jenn's status as a recent arrival, being only in her second year as the library director, means she lacks the full range of local knowledge that others in her life have. It lessens her ability to infer correctly from information she's presented with. As she is our main source of information, it makes her a somewhat unreliable narrator.
Based on some wrong conclusions that Jenn makes and based on others taking advantage of her confusion, this third entry in the Library Lover's series made for a decent mystery. I wasn't able to see the solution. So to some degree the solution comes as a surprise, but a satisfying one.
The fourth book is Read it and Weep (2013).