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Read and Buried: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates
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Read and Buried:
A Lighthouse Library Mystery
by Eva Gates
About Read and Buried
Read and Buried: A Lighthouse Library Mystery
6th in Series
Crooked Lane Books (October 15, 2019)
Hardcover: 325 Pages
Digital ASIN: B07P9MQV3F
Librarian Lucy Richardson unearths a mysterious map dating back to the Civil War. But if she can’t crack its code, she may end up read and buried.
The Bodie Island Lighthouse Library Classic Novel Book Club is reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne while workers dig into the earth to repair the Lighthouse Library’s foundations. The digging halts when Lucy pulls a battered tin box containing a Civil War-era diary from the pit. Tucked inside is a hand-drawn map of the Outer Banks accompanied by a page written in an indecipherable code.
The library is overrun by people clamoring to see the artifact. Later that night, Lucy and Connor McNeil find the body of historical society member Jeremy Hughes inside the library. Clearly Jeremy was not the only one who broke into the library–the map and the coded page are missing.
Lucy’s nemesis, Louise Jane McKaughnan, confesses to entering the library after closing to sneak a peek but denies seeing Jeremy–or his killer. When Lucy discovers that fellow-librarian Charlene had a past with Jeremy, she’s forced to do what she vowed not to do–get involved in the case. Meanwhile, the entire library staff and community become obsessed with trying to decode the page. But when the library has a second break in, it becomes clear that someone is determined to solve that code.
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The Perfect Fall Cookie
By Vicki Delany
It wouldn’t be Christmas without cookies.
The town of Rudolph, New York is the setting for Vicki Delany’s Year Round Christmas mysteries. The fourth book in the series is Silent Night Deadly Night.
It’s the week before Thanksgiving and Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, is looking forward to her favourite holiday, Thanksgiving, Merry may live in Christmas Town but, as she explains.
I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Don’t tell anyone in Rudolph, but I love Thanksgiving even more than Christmas. My mom and dad always make turkey with all the fixings – walnut and sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, a squash casserole, two types of pie. It’s my chance to take one last long deep breath before plunging head first into the madness of the holiday season.
I love Christmas too – my dad is Santa Claus after all – but now that I own the store, when Christmas Day itself arrives I’m totally exhausted. That’s a day to sit back, feet up, mug of hot chocolate in hand, open a few gifts at my parents’ house, and then have a hearty brunch and go to bed early before opening the shop the next morning for the after-Christmas sales.
` Silent Night Deadly Night by Vicki Delany
But first, Merry’s mom Aline is hosting a weekend reunion for her college friends, and the visit isn’t going all that well. Aline begs Merry and her friend Vicky, owner of Victoria’s Bake Shoppe, to come to the pot luck dinner. Vicky might bring something like these lovely, seasonal cookies, perfect for a chilly fall evening.
VICKI DELANY’S MOLASSES SPICE COOKIES
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup (6 oz) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl, place 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.
- With an electric mixer, beat butter and remaining cup of sugar until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until a dough forms.
- Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 tablespoon. Roll balls in reserved sugar to coat.
- Arrange balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges of cookies are just firm, 10 to 15 minutes (cookies can be baked two sheets at a time, but they will not crackle uniformly). Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; transfer to racks to cool completely.
these cookies sound delicious!
About Eva Gates
Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than thirty books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea By The Sea mysteries for Kensington, the Year Round Christmas mysteries for Penguin Random House, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library books for Crooked Lane.
Vicki is a past president of the Crime Writers of Canada and co-founder and organizer of the Women Killing It crime writing festival. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
- Website: www.vickidelany.com www.facebook.com/evagatesauthor;
- Twitter: @vickidelany @evagatesauthor
- Instagram: vickidelany
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