The Spook in the Stacks: A Lighthouse Library Mystery
by Eva Gates
Readers get ready for spooks, creaks, and goosebumps as you read this perfectly blended mystery. It is full of all the little details that make a cozy worth loving.
I admire lighthouses, and I adore libraries, so the combination of these is a delight.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
I adored the Halloween atmosphere, filled with ghostly legends and mysterious apparitions. Parallels to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow are in abundance. Loved it!
~Melissa’a Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows
From the moment Lucy discovered a body in the library right up to the end I was engrossed.
~The Book’s the Thing
This installment of the Lighthouse Library Mystery series was worth the wait! It was wonderful.
This story not only has a mystery but some love and some “strange” appearances… Is Lucy really seeing ghosts or someone is trying to play with her?
A fantastic cozy mystery and addition to the Lighthouse Library series, The Spook in the Stacks is engaging, doesn’t divulge the suspect right away, and keeps the reader guessing.
The story moved along at a quick pace with unexpected moments throughout. Anyone who loves a good character driven cozy and the Halloween season will enjoy this book.
The Spook in the Stacks is everything that a cozy mystery should be; I was hooked from the first page and its steady pace never let up.
~The Power of Words
Characters are always such a driving force in a book for me. Gates has really created some great characters who have many levels. I admire the relationship they all have with one another, especially Lucy and her friends. Oh, I loved Charles, the library cat! He was the best!!!!
~ Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
The Spook in the Stacks is a lively, airy cozy mystery that you will keep you engaged and ordering takeout for dinner.
~The Avid Reader
The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates is enjoyable and entertaining with a fun cast of characters and a to-die-for setting (quite literally for our poor murder victim).
~Reading Is My SuperPower
Through the words of author Eva Gates, it was incredibly easy to picture the library and surrounding area, as well as hear the characters voices as I read their written words.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Note to self (re: bucket list) – find and visit a library housed in a lighthouse, even if I have to make one myself!
This was a fun and enjoyable read and my first visit to the lighthouse.
~My Reading Journeys
The author has definitely written a novel that draws you into the lives of the characters and I was happy to learn more about them; this is one of those series where I enjoy every single character, even the annoying ones.
~Curling Up By The Fire
The Spook in the Stacks was a delightfully entertaining mystery that is a perfect way to spend the afternoon.
Eva Gates has given us a story that is fun and unique, with charming characters, realistic dialogue, and a marvelous mystery.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
The story is fast-paced, page-turning, and incredibly atmospheric for not only its Halloween vibes, but also the richly detailed setting of the lighthouse. I loved escaping to this coastal community and could practically hear the ocean waves and feel the damp fog around me!
~That’s What She’s Reading
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. It defined the characters very clearly by their actions and dialogue.
YES! We are back at Bodie Island Library and I devoured this book in one sitting, I loved all the previous ones in the series and this one didn’t disappoint either! 10/10 Ms. Gates!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
About the Book
The Spook in the Stacks: A Lighthouse Library Mystery
4th in Series
Crooked Lane Books (June 12, 2018)
Hardcover: 250 Pages
Digital ASIN: B075QJ59PX
Halloween in North Carolina’s Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body.
Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. Unfortunately, while the library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends, Jay becomes one of the dearly departed in the rare books section. Now, it’s up to Lucy Richardson and her fellow librarians to bone up on their detective skills and discover who is responsible for this wicked Halloween homicide.
Meanwhile, very strange things are happening at the library―haunted horses are materializing in the marsh, the lights seem to have an eerie life of their own, and the tiny crew of a model ship appears to move around when no one is watching. Is Lucy at her wit’s end? Or can it be that the Bodie Island Lighthouse really is haunted?
With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on everyone’s minds and ghoulish gossip on everyone’s lips, Lucy will need to separate the clues from the boos if she wants to crack this case without losing her head in The Spook in the Stacks, the delightful fourth in national bestseller Eva Gates’ Lighthouse Library mysteries.
About the Author
Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than twenty-five books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing three cozy mystery series: the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series for Crooked Lane, the Year Round Christmas mysteries for Penguin Random House and, under the pen name of Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series, for Crooked Lane Books.
Vicki lives and writes in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards.
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