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Read and Buried
Lighthouse Library Mystery #6
BY Eva Gates

Crooked Lane
October 15, 2019/ ISBN 978-1-64385-233-1
Mystery / Cozy

Reviewed by Laura Hinds 

The 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 it.

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!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Booked for Trouble
Reading Up a Storm
Spook in the Stacks
Something Read Something Dead
By Book or By Crook

Reviewers Notes: The author also writes as Vicki Delaney

Reviewed 2019