Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book 1 in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series
Eva Gates

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....

My Review

With BY BOOK OR BY CROOK, the first book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series, author Eva Gates is off to a great start to what will be a wonderful series.

The setting is this story is stellar. A library in a lighthouse on the Outer Banks? Yes! More please. 

Protagonist Lucy Richardson is smart and plucky. She, as well as the cast of supporting characters are sure to be favorites to readers.   

With a suspenseful plot and unexpected twists that kept me guessing until the reveal, this book was hard to put down. I eagerly await the next installment in this series. 

Ms. Gates has found a true fan in me. 

Releases on February 3.
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  1. Another book/author added to my TBR list!

  2. Lisa...thanks so much for all the reviews that you post. This book is on my list of new releases for February to check out and after your review I am excited to get it home to read. I have so many new authors on my TBR pile due to your reviews I don't know where I'll find the time but I'm going to have fun trying.

  3. Excited for this one!

  4. Don't you hate when that happens - you find your dream job and something gets stolen. You are set up to take the fall. Then your boss gets murdered! Talk about a bad start!

  5. This looks like an amazing summer read, and I love that Happy Sunday gif!