THE LIBRARIAN AND THE SPY (Librarian/ Spy Escapade) by Susan Mann
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Shelve under: Libraries, Spies, Falling in Love, London.
Adventure-hungry Quinn Ellington solves mundane mysteries for library patrons while indulging her taste for intrigue with her favorite spy novels. But her latest research project entangles her in a mission to decode the whereabouts of a weapons cache from a priceless work of art before arms dealers beat her to it. Her adventure is filled with fast cars, stolen treasures, international intrigue, and a budding romance with suave, handsome “insurance” agent James Lockwood. Daring rescues and intense covert flirting ensue.
This was a fun romp through a mystery, with unique clues at every turn. It would be the perfect book for those that like their romantic suspense light and not so steamy. It’s a true librarian’s novel as well, so be prepared for a lot of book cataloging and research information. I thought it bogged it down at one point, then just enjoyed that it was a big part of the mystery. My other comment would be that James, a spy, would be more confident with a woman. That being said, it was a fun story.
*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I write contemporary romance novels infused with humor, adventure, and suspense. My first book, The Librarian and the Spy, features, unsurprisingly, a librarian and a spy. Write what you know, they say. So I did. The librarian part, not the spy part.
My writing career didn’t begin until I was in my late 40s. Now I’m honored to be one of those odd people who will have their first book published after 50. Seriously, you just never know where life will take you.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA (Go Bruins) and a Master’s degree in Library Science from San Jose State University (Go Spartans). I live in Superior, Colorado (where 100 years ago the coal was deemed to be of “superior” quality), with my husband, Ken, our daughter, Sarah (when she’s not away at college), and Lucy the Golden Retriever.
When I’m not writing, I read, eat, and watch more sports than is probably healthy. I’ve been known to do all three at the same time.