in the Outer Banks of North Carolina is always teeming with
tourists. There is a special group in town though, and they
are all coming to the Lighthouse Library to celebrate Bertie
James’s 40th college class anniversary. What could possibly
go wrong when a group comprised of librarians or former librarians
getting together at a library?
Bernie is the director of the library, and Lucy Richardson
is one of the librarians. Helen Sanchez isn’t part of
the college class reunion, but she attends the event anyway.
Helen was the previous director of the Lighthouse Library
and is back in town for a short visit. She didn’t realize
how short it would be.
Helen is not well-liked to say the least. It is pitch dark
when the ladies go for a walk down the boardwalk to the pier,
and they return short one woman. Helen has fallen into the
water and drowned. Did she fall or was she murdered? Based
on an injury it is determined that she is, in fact, a murder
As an amateur sleuth with more than a few solved murders under
her belt, Lucy decides to dig deeper. She learns about the
disappearance of Jeff Applewhite right after a rare gem necklace
was stolen back in 1995. Applewhite’s disappearance
may prove to be an important link to what happened to Helen.
Lucy is determined to figure it out!
As always, I enjoyed this Lighthouse Library story. Eva Gates
continues to bring new twists and turns to the series, and
I’m already looking forward to the next book.
I love the characters, both human and the feline. Charlie
the library cat is as independent as ever and remains an important
character. There’s romance afoot with Lucy and Connor.
The annoying Louise Jane is still spouting her ghost stories
and the Lighthouse Library remains a steadfast beacon even
in the face of murder.
A Death Long Overdue fits the bill for when you want
to escape with a good mystery. Highly recommended.
of other titles in this series
Book or By Crook
up a Storm
in the Stacks
Read Something Dead