Lighthouse Library Mysteries

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 610 ratings

By Book or by Crook Publisher's Summary

For 10 years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family's social whorl or her sort-of engagement to the staid son of her father's law partner. But when her 10-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun - and some confections from her cousin Josie's bakery - will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.

Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery - and she's not so sure there's going to be a happy ending....

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  • Book 1

    • By Book or by Crook

    • Lighthouse Library Mystery Series # 1
    • By: Eva Gates
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    For 10 years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family's social whorl or her sort-of engagement to the staid son of her father's law partner. But when her 10-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fun cozy with unfortunately bad narration

    • By JJ on 01-14-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Booked for Trouble

    • Lighthouse Library Mystery Series #2
    • By: Eva Gates
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Lucy has finally found her bliss as a librarian and resident of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. She loves walking on the beach; passing her evenings with the local book club; bonding with the library cat, Charles; and enjoying the attention of not one but two eligible men. But then her socialite mother, Suzanne, unexpectedly drops in, determined to move Lucy back to Boston and reunite her with her ex-fiancé. To make matters worse, Suzanne picks a very public fight at the local hotel with her former classmate Karen Kivas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful series

    • By Judith on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Reading Up a Storm

    • Lighthouse Library Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Eva Gates
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    After a successful party at Bodie Island's Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast. The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal - but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Look it up.

    • By Nancy on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • The Spook in the Stacks

    • The Lighthouse Library Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Eva Gates
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. Unfortunately, while the library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends, Jay becomes one of the dearly departed in the rare books section. Now, it's up to Lucy Richardson and her fellow librarians to bone up on their detective skills and discover who is responsible for this wicked Halloween homicide.  

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A little disappointing

    • By S. Freeman on 03-08-19

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Something Read Something Dead

    • A Lighthouse Library Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Eva Gates
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Winter falls on North Carolina's Outer Banks as Lucy Richardson and her friends joyfully help her favorite cousin, Josie O'Malley, plan her wedding. The owner and head baker of Josie's Cozy Bakery and her fiance, Chef Jake Greenblatt, want a small, simple wedding. But to their horror, Josie's imperious grandmother, Gloria, descends with the "Louisiana Mafia", a gaggle of aunts and cousins who intend to take control of the wedding plans. Gloria doesn't do small and simple, and cousin Mirabelle has her own ideas for Josie's wedding, something grand and lavish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes the Outer Banks come alive.

    • By Dot on 04-07-19

    Regular price: $18.16