By Book or By Crook

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By Book or By Crook

A Lighthouse Library Mystery, #1

This book is the first entry in the new “Lighthouse Library” mystery series. This features Lucy, a librarian who decides after a failed ten year relationship that she’s in need of a serious rewrite. She’s hopeful a little fun in the Outer banks sun will clear her head, but it’s not long before she’s back in familiar stomping grounds – namely the Island’s lighthouse library. But when a priceless first edition is stolen and the chair of the library board is found dead, Lucy realizes that her stay isn't going to be quite as idyllic as she first thought…

A great start to a new series. Who doesn't love libraries and who doesn't love lighthouses? Eva Gates weaves a skillful tale that’s sure to leave you guessing. Can't wait for the next instalment! Definite four paws up!

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Book Blurb for By Book or By Crook

Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!

For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun and some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakery will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.

Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending....


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2015 4.00