Monday, September 16, 2019

BURIED IN THE STACKS



 Buried in the Stacks

 
Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series 
Crooked Lane Books (September 10, 2019)
Hardcover: 320 pages 
ISBN-10: 1643851381
ISBN-13: 978-1643851389 
Digital ASIN: B07NKPTL81

Librarian Carrie Singleton is building a haven, but one of her neighbors is misbehavin'. Can resident spirit Evelyn help Carrie catch the culprit who made her a ghost?
In winter, the Haunted Library is a refuge for homeless townspeople. When a group purchases a vacant house to establish a daytime haven for the homeless, Carrie offers the library as a meeting place for the Haven House committee, but quickly learns that it may be used for illegal activities.
As the new Sunshine Delegate, Carrie heads to the hospital to visit her cantankerous colleague, Dorothy, who had fallen outside the local supermarket. She tells Carrie that her husband tried to kill her--and that he murdered her Aunt Evelyn, the library's resident ghost, six years earlier.
And then Dorothy is murdered--run off the road as soon as she returns to work. Evelyn implores Carrie to find her niece's killer, but that's no easy task: Dorothy had made a hobby of blackmailing her neighbors and colleagues. Carrie, Evelyn, and Smoky Joe the cat are on the case, but are the library cards stacked against them?


I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries, or reading and libraries, who has a tolerance for some paranormal elements to their mysteries (a ghost with insider information is FUN!) and anyone who loves a page turner, can't put down book.
This volume addresses social issues as well, but well connected to the overall mystery and situations.
We get to see growth in the main character as the story blends both her personal and professional life and difficulties.

The main mystery involves the murder of a woman who managed to alienate and bully many people. The investigation calls into question the accident (or was it murder) of the library's resident ghost. Our favorite protagonist, Carrie, also finds herself in a perilous situation and her cat, Smoky Joe, goes missing. Can you say tension?

You will want to reach each book in this series but this can be read as a stand alone and enjoyed.

About Allison Brook

Allison Brook is the pseudonym for Marilyn Levinson, who writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and novels for kids. She lives on Long Island and enjoys traveling, reading, watching foreign films, doing Sudoku and dining out. She especially loves to visit with her grandchildren on FaceTime.
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