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Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball by Russell Ginns
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Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier
What the Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
When Fairies Go Bad by Ursula Vernon
When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)

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Checked Out for Murder: 10/06/21

Checked Out for Murder

Checked Out for Murder by Allison Brook is the fourth book in the Haunted Library mystery series. A self described psychic introduces herself to Carrie Singleton. Since Carrie is friends with a ghost she believes Daphne and sets her up for a presentation at the library. Meanwhile Carrie's mother and her new husband are in town along with a film crew. He's staring in a rom-com.

Daphne and an actress on the film are murdered within days of each other. Carrie believes Daphne's murder is related to her father's murder — a cold case. But is the actress's death also related?

Although this series has a ghost who has in past books helped Carrie sort things out, she's barely in this novel. Frankly I found her absence refreshing. The mystery was tight enough to not need supernatural help.

My one gripe with this mystery is the unnecessary bi-erasure. So many mysteries hinge on characters not considering that a person might be interested in more than one gender.

The fifth book is Death on the Shelf (2021).

Four stars

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