Library Mystery #2, Booked for Trouble, returns readers to
the life of lighthouse librarian Lucy Richardson. Lucy's mother,
Suzanne, has come for a visit, intent on bringing her daughter
back to Boston with her to reunite with her ex-fiance. Lucy,
however, has other ideas. She is equally determined to stay
in the Outer Banks, living and working at the Bodie Island
Lighthouse Library. She has new friends, interesting coworkers,
and is even in the midst of a potential love triangle with
two handsome men vying for her attention!
the two women's conflict, Lucy is concerned about her mother.
While her mother sometimes takes little trips without her
father, this time seems different. She doesn't want to discuss
him, and she has taken to drinking more and more. Suzanne
gets into a fight with a housekeeper at the hotel she is booked
at, and the housekeeper just happens to have been a former
classmate of hers. Karen Kivas, the classmate/housekeeper
is later murdered, out by the library, and Suzanne is the
the local police are on the case, they don't seem to be actively
searching for the real killer, and Lucy is confident that
her mother is not guilty, so she sets out to unravel the clues
and find the murderer in order to prove her mother's innocence.
happy to find Lucy and her cohorts from the library back for
a new installment in this series, and found Booked for Trouble
to be a fun and well-paced read. It was nice to learn more
about Lucy's family, getting to know her snobbish mother,
and about the dynamic between her parents, even though her
father didn't appear actively in the story.
a lighthouse library, a library cat, eccentric characters,
and people who are good at keeping secrets, Booked for Trouble
is a great book for a book club. I highly recommend it to
cozy mystery lovers who love a bit of Southern charm and the
bonus of a library cat by the name of Charles. Who can go
wrong with a library cat? Enjoy the read!
of other titles in this Series
Book or by Crook #1
for Trouble #2
Up a Storm #3
Spook in the Stacks #4
Read, Something Dead #5