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Checked Out for Murder: A Haunted Library Mystery
by Allison Brook

About Checked Out for Murder


Checked Out for Murder: A Haunted Library Mystery
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (September 8, 2020)
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 164385447X
ISBN-13: 978-1643854472
Digital ASIN: B082738ZNV

Carrie Singleton and Evelyn the ghost sleuth the slayings of a starlet and a star-crossed psychic in Agatha Award nominee Allison Brook’s fourth Haunted Library mystery.

Daphne Marriott strolls into Clover Ridge and informs librarian Carrie Singleton that she’s a psychic. But had she foreseen what fate awaited her, Daphne would have steered clear of the quaint Connecticut town. Evelyn, the library ghost, tells Carrie that there’s more to Daphne than she lets on.

The mysterious woman grew up in Clover Ridge with her no-good dad, who apparently met his end at the hands of Daphne’s brother, Billy. Still, Daphne proves a welcome distraction when Carrie’s overbearing mother hits town. Mom’s much younger husband, Tom, is in a movie that’s lensing locally, and she’s there to keep an eye on him: Tom’s costar, sultry Ilana Reingold, is also his ex-fiancée, and there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. Soon after mingling with the moviemakers at a meet-and-greet, Daphne is found dead.

Carrie and Evelyn investigate, assisted by bushy-tailed library cat Smoky Joe. But the suspect list could overflow the library shelves. Has Billy killed another relative? Is their long-missing mother involved? Or Daphne’s mean ex-husband? Carrie’s sure she knows who committed the crime, but can she bind together the clues before the culprit Dewey-decimates the town?

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REVIEW

A psychic, a resident Ghost an estranged mother and two murders await you in this instalment of the Haunted Library Mystery Series

I really enjoyed Buried in the Stacks so I couldn’t wait to read this newest instalment to the Haunted Library Mystery Series from Allison Brook. Seeing as this is book 4 in the series it can be read as a stand alone though I do advise you starting from the beginning.

Carrie finds herself investigating not one by two murders in this book, and as usual we have Evelyn the resident library ghost on hand to provide Carrie with information and clues. Not only does Carrie have that to contend with but her estranged mother and her younger husband Tom are also in town. Tom is in Clover Ridge to film a movie and with him comes a whole host of cast and crew.

When two separate murders occur within a week, one connected with a library event and one with the movie, Carrie and Evelyn do their best to find the murderer(s). I really enjoyed this instalment to the series and once again I loved the paranormal aspect of Evelyn the ghost.

4 stars

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Other books in the series:
Death Overdue
Read and Gone
Buried in the Stacks *my review*

About Allison Brook

A former Spanish teacher, Marilyn Levinson writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and novels for kids. Her books have received many accolades. As Allison Brook she writes the Haunted Library series. DEATH OVERDUE, the first in the series, was an Agatha nominee for Best Contemporary Novel in 2018. Other mysteries include the Golden Age of Mystery Book Club series and the Twin Lakes series.

Author Links

Website: http://www.marilynlevinson.com
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Facebook: http://bit.ly/MarilynLevinson_Facebook
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/Goodreads_MarilynLevinson
Twitter: @MarilynLevinson; @AllisonBrookML
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BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/allison-brook
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/marilyn-levinson
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