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Death on the Shelf: A Haunted Library Mystery
by Allison Brook
About Death on the Shelf
Death on the Shelf: A Haunted Library Mystery
5th in Series
Publisher : Crooked Lane Books (November 9, 2021)
Hardcover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1643857800
ISBN-13 : 978-1643857800
Digital ASIN : B08WCB3SBN
Librarian Carrie Singleton sleuths a murder at her best friend’s wedding in Agatha Award nominee Allison Brook’s fifth Haunted Library mystery.
Clover Ridge librarian Carrie Singleton is thrilled to attend her best friend Angela’s wedding, but Angela’s family can be a bit…much. Angela’s wealthy cousin Donna hosts an extravagant bridal shower at her resplendent home, but the celebrations turn to gossip as the guests notice Donna’s surgeon husband, Aiden, spending a bit too much time with Donna’s cousin Roxy. At the wedding reception, the sweet occasion turns darkly bitter when Aiden topples into the chocolate fountain–dead.
The suspect list is as long as the guest list, and as difficult to sort out as the seating chart. A few of the top contenders on Carrie’s suspect list are the flirtatious Roxy, emotionally unstable since her recent divorce; Angela’s grouchy brother, who feels Aiden betrayed him; and Roxy’s scorned ex-husband. Even Donna may have had reason to want her husband dead. And Aiden’s gossipy office manager has plenty to say about them all.
Then another member of Angela’s family is murdered, making Carrie more determined than ever to find the killer. Can library ghost Evelyn and library cat Smoky Joe help Carrie solve the murders before she becomes the next of Angela’s wedding guests to head to the grave?
Librarian Carrie Singleton is back in yet another great addition to the Haunted Library series. As this is book 5 the characters are all well established yet this can still be read as a stand alone easily enough.
It is a happy time for Carrie, her relationship with Dylan is going strong, and her library friends as her best friend Angela is getting married, the day goes smooth with some undercurrents of tension from Angela’s brother Tommy, but things take a deadly turn when her cousin Donna’s husband Aiden is found dead!
Then just as the investigation into Aiden’s death is underway yet another body shows up putting a spanner in the works so to speak! Carrie has her hands full determined to find out who and why for both murders as well as being tasked with looking for the library’s resident ghost Evelyn’s brother.
Death on the shelf was a great addition to the series and I am loving each book, book 6 cant come soon enough!
About Allison Brook
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.
Her juvenile novel, Rufus and Magic Run Amok, was an International Reading Association-Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice. And Don’t Bring Jeremy was a nominee for six state awards.
Marilyn lives on Long Island, where many of her books take place. She loves traveling, reading, doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku, and chatting on FaceTime with her grandkids.
Amazon page: http://amzn.to/K6Md1O
Twitter: @MarilynLevinson; @AllisonBrookML
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