Bodie Island Lighthouse Library is not as quiet as one might
think a library would be. There’s always something going
on, and librarian Lucy Richardson is right in the thick of
There is construction work going on to repair
the lighthouse foundation, and the construction workers discover
an old box that contains a diary and a map and a page written
in code. It seems that just about everyone wants to be in
on deciphering the code and solving the mysteries related
to the diary.
The murder of historical society member Jeremy
Hughes is the starting point of the murder mystery in the
story. It comes to light that another librarian, Charlene
Clayton, has a past with Jeremy, so to clear her coworker’s
name, Lucy decides to try to crack the case and bring the
killer to justice.
This series gets better and better. Defining
the core characters more clearly and showing how their relationships
evolve add depth to the story. The library in a lighthouse
setting remains unique and charming. This is fine as a stand-alone
read, but is also an important part of the series.
This is an excellent mystery to add to your
collection. I am guilty of having a long to be read list,
but Read and Buried wasn’t added to that list or stack
of books because I needed to read it right away. What are
you waiting for? Pre-order your copy either online or from
your local independent bookstore!
of other titles in this series
Up a Storm
in the Stacks
Read Something Dead
Book or By Crook
Reviewers Notes: The author also
writes as Vicki Delaney