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The Spook in the Stacks: 08/21/18

The Spook in the Stacks

The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates is the fourth book in the Lighthouse Library mystery series. According to the afterword it was inspired by the "Save Our Cozies" group on Facebook. Regardless, I was delighted to see a new addition after two years.

It's nearly Halloween and Lucy Richardson is getting the library for a local hauntings and lore presentation. Meanwhile, a former resident and multimillionaire has returned to offer the library his collection of rare historical documents. The library isn't guaranteed but is in the lead against the other competing institutions.

Then on the day of the big presentation, the collector is found dead and his adult grand-daughter is accused of the crime. Lucy's pressed into service again to clear the grand-daughter's name but the evidence is very convincing.

Combine the October timeline and the Nags Head setting, and it's easy for some paranormal hijinks to grace the pages. Previous books in the series have also had a spook or two. Some can be explained by mundane things and some can't. So far these details haven't dominated the books and if there is a fifth book, I hope that trend continues.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Fortunately Eva Gates is a pen name for Canadian author Vicki Delany. I currently have on hand her three Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mysteries to read soon.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 21:53:56


I am eyeing books for October. This sounds like one I would like. I have enjoyed Vicki Delany bookshop mysteries.

Thanks for sharing.

Comment #2: Monday, September 03, 2018 at 18:57:00


This book would make a good October read.

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