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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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dragged on ok narration

characters boring and and the lead is a push over with no back bone let's ppl walk over get.
her relationship with Mayor is slow and boring they aren't acting on it and town thinks he's available.

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Eva Gates creates memorable & endearing characters

REVIEW: Lighthouse Library Mystery Series.
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The Spook In The Stacks
Read and Buried
Something Read and Something Dead

Written by, Eva Gates
Narrated by, Elise Arsenault
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I have been listening to books included with my Audible subscription, and I enjoy the genre ‘Cozy Mystery’ – they are kind of Nancy Drew – Murder She Wrote type stories. I have listened to a few book series by different authors but, so far, Eva Gate’s Lighthouse Library Series is my favorite.

I recommend the Lighthouse Library Mysteries. I have read/listened to three in the series so far, The Spook In The Stacks, Read and Buried and Something Read and Something Dead.

The narrator is Elise Arsenault. She seamlessly flows from accent to accent, and from feminine to masculine voices. She is a great narrator. Her voice is pleasing and her vocal inflections bring the characters to life.

Eva Gates paints a beautiful picture of the Outer Banks and Nags Head, North Carolina with her words. Her characters all come alive with vivid description. Even the main character’s nemesis, Louise Jane, is endearing. Eva creates a town that I want to visit. I would love to eat at Josie’s Bakery. However, in all honesty, I would stay away from the Body Island Lighthouse Library, too many people have been murdered there.

Eva Gates’ main character and the narrator of the series is librarian Lucy Richardson. Lucy is a genuinely caring person. She uses logic and compassion in all of her interactions, even with Louise Jane who has given her a hard time since she was hired at the library. Lucy comes across as open and authentic. She is a very likeable character. Her friendships with the locals seem believable, and sincere. You root for her in all of her endeavors. Not only is she a likeable character, so are her supporting characters.

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Lucy, Lucy, Lucy

Although the series is good, the characters do leave much to be desired. I cannot imagine a grown woman who isn’t able to ever stand up for herself with a busy body, and yet she can go toe to toe with a murderer over and over. Are we to believe that if you are a proper southern lady you can’t tell people to leave your home? If someone showed up at my home at 10 pm uninvited, I’d have no problem telling them to get lost. You have a man who pretends to be English and no one calls him on it? A woman who butts into a business meetings uninvited and whom no one tells her to leave? Please. Just please. A more realistic approach would be welcome.