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Checked out for Murder
Haunted Library Mystery #4
BY Allison Brook

Crooked Lane
September 8, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-64385-447-2

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Librarian Carrie Singleton has a lot to deal with in book four of the “Haunted Library Mystery” series. Fortunately, she’s got the library’s resident ghost, Evelyn, to help her, and she’s got the love and support of her boyfriend, Dylan, and her beloved cat, Smokey Joe.

Unfortunately, her demanding mother has blown into town with her younger husband, actor Tom Farrell. They’ve arrived in town because a movie Tom is in is filming there. In addition to Tom, his ex-fiancée, Ilana Reingold, has a part in the film, which has Carrie’s mother. Linda— now, Brianna—fuming.

Daphne Marriott has also returned to Clover Ridge and brought her newfound psychic abilities with her. Daphne’s family had a bad history in town ending with the murder of her father, for which her brother, Billy, went to prison. Things don’t go any better this time, as Daphne herself is a murder victim.

Once again, Allison Brook has written a quality cozy mystery with just the right amount of paranormal action to give it some extra oomph. While her characters have their own stories being told, they are also intertwined in the way that a small town’s peoples’ stories would be.

A psychic, a movie cast and crew, her mother in town, her boyfriend out of town—wow. Then add murder to the mix and Carrie is a busy woman indeed. There’s enough action to keep readers engaged page after page. I don’t want to give away anything more, so hurry to get your own copy as soon as possible.

I didn’t want this book to end and I can’t wait for the next installment!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Death Overdue #1
Read and Gone #2
Buried in the Stacks
Checked Out for Murder #4

Reviewed 2020