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Buried in the Stacks: 09/15/21
Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook is the third volume in the Haunted Library mystery series. It's winter and homeless are spending the cold days in the library. They're causing tension among the other regulars. There's a new homeless community center in the works, but it's probably a scam, given who is behind the project. In the meantime, though, Carrie Singleton is reeling from the unexpected death of her library rival, Dorothy.
This volume ties up a lot of loose threads from the previous two. Even before the mystery behind Haven House or Dorothy's murder is solved, it's clear that solving both will also address questions left unanswered from both Death Overdue (2017) and Read and Gone (2018).
Had I read volume three out of sequence, I would have found the mystery harder to solve. The previous volumes made recognizing clues, motives, and possible suspects much easier. Frankly, if this series had been set up at a trilogy, Buried in the Stacks would have made a satisfying ending.
The fourth volume is Checked Out for Murder (2020).