Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead

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Happy March! Last May, we chose Finlay Donovan is Killing as our monthly selection and to be honest, it was a bit outside my normal reading taste but I fell in love with it! It was so funny and quirky and just a little bit absurd. There was murder, friendship, book talk, and a little romance. Literally ALL THE THINGS. So, needless to say, when I heard a sequel was coming, I couldn’t get my hands on it fast enough and it did not disappoint. I’m always up for a book that makes me actually laugh OUT LOUD. All of our favorite characters are up to new shenanigans in Finlay Donavan Knocks ‘Em Dead and it was such a fun read. I can’t wait for you to read it along with us!

Ashley Brooke


Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead

Elle Cosimano

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Quick Summary

Finlay Donovan is once again behind on a book deadline and struggling to find her rhythm. While no one has recently hired her for hit job, she is trying to keep her ex-husband alive as someone definitely wants him dead. As Finlay investigates who is after Steven, she gets caught up with some pretty unsavory characters and re-enters hot cop Nick’s orbit. Can Finlay and Vero navigate another mystery together? Especially one that is hitting so close to home?

About The Author

Elle Cosimano is the Edgar-nominated and award-winning author of the acclaimed young adult novels Nearly Gone, Holding Smoke, The Suffering Tree, and Seasons of the Storm. Her debut novel for adults, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, kicked off a witty, fast-paced contemporary mystery series, which was featured as a People Magazine Pick and one of New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2021. In addition to writing novels for teens and adults, her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post and Time. Elle lives with her husband and two sons in Virginia. You can learn more about her at her website:

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Why we chose it

From the editors

A rom-com/mystery/comedy all mixed into one?! Y-E-S. The first book in this series was one of my favorite reads last year, and this one has quickly become one of my favorite books of this year! Seriously, it’s HILARIOUS and the female friendships are what make this book so special! The perfect read for Spring Break.

Ashley Brooke

There are few things more challenging then nailing the sequel to a beloved book. I’m so happy to say Elle Cosimano has delivered! This installment of Finlay Donovan is just as delightful and engaging as the first one–you’re going to love it!


I was absolutely thrilled for the newest update on Finlay Donovan’s adventures. The second installment of this series is equally as funny and page turning as the first, while remaining just as heartwarming. I could read about these characters forever!


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  1. When I pulled up your blog this morning I literally said “YAY” aloud to absolutely no one because I’m so excited for this selection! Finlay was unexpectedly one of my top 5 books last year and I’m so happy there’s a sequel. I can’t wait to read it!

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