• Read and Buried

  • A Lighthouse Library Mystery
  • By: Eva Gates
  • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (376 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2019 Vicki Delany (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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LOVE THE LIGHTHOUSE MYSTERIES

THIS LATEST RELEASE IN THE SERIES DID NOT DISAPPOINT. IT WAS CHAOTIC, AT TIMES, BUT ONLY IN KEEPING WITH THE STORYLINE WHERE EVERYONE IS OUT TO FIND THE "HIDDEN TREASURE." WE GET A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON SOME FAMILIAR CHARACTERS. I DO HOPE WE GET A LITTLE MORE MOVEMENT IN THE LUCY/CONNOR RELATIONSHIP IN THE NEXT BOOK. I HAD FUN LISTENING AND WAS LEFT WANTING MORE. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK?

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another hit

these are wonderful. I love the characters and the stories. this is no exception. wonderful.

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So racist and uncomfortable

The author’s attempts to whitewash history, downplay the evils of slavery and create black characters to further that narrative is offensive. 🤮🤮🤮

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SUCH A GOOD STORYLINE

I was so glad to read some history within this mystery. This book and all the books in this series would make a great mystery series for tv.

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Great story

Love the simplicity of this story and with out violence or graphic things. A good mystery

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Good who done it

I love all the books in this series. There are some great aspects like the cat >^^< Charles. The descriptions of the outer banks, library activities, neat history and things like that. Always a interesting curvy storyline.

I’m always super frustrated with elements of the stories but I love this authors way of writing everything so much that I finish every story. I’m hoping the workers of the library wise up some point soon for being scholarly kinds of people.

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boring and confusing

boring, confusing, long winded dumb damsel in distress dopiness, got through chapter or 2, wanted to bang my head, insipid mess

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Entertaining

Read and Buried is an entertaining cozy mystery with an interesting plot and engaging characters. I look forward to the next book.

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Relaxing Fun with a touch interesting mystery

And history & cultural events. I enjoyed the story characters & the information my learned
Through out the library and the community

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Loved this book

This was a cute stress free mystery that made me happy. The narrator was delightful. Just a good curl up or listen while you work story.