Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay is the second book in the Library Lover's series, following Books Can Be Deceiving. It is a solid second book but I felt the mystery was too obvious.
I enjoy McKinlay's writing a great deal. She writes with wonderful detail but at the same time keeping the pace of the story without bogging down. Characters new and old are well written and the variety of situations that Lindsey finds herself in throughout the book are alternately funny and scary. The small town atmosphere is maintained despite the addition of characters - both local and visiting - and the relationships are cohesive from book to book.
The chemistry and back and forth banter between Lindsey and Sully was my favorite part of Due or Die! Sully begins to open up and Lindsey and he have an undeniable attraction without being cliche or overdone. The interplay between them, and between Lindsey and her friends about Sully, is great fun to read.
Due or Die is a decent second book in a series that I think will end up being a must read for cozy mystery lovers.
Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris. Until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out--for good.