My Review: The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review: THE SPOOK IN THE STACKS by Eva Gates
(LIGHTHOUSE LIBRARY MYSTERY #4)
I admire lighthouses, and I adore libraries, so the combination of these is a delight. Lucy, our protagonist, is a librarian at the lovely Bodie Island Lighthouse Library at Nag' s Head, North Carolina, in the Outer Banks, following some years at the Harvard Libraries. Near Halloween, a wealthy expatriate determines to gift his extensive collection of nautical North Carolina historical records and documents, and seems to have designated the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library as his recipient--but during a lecture presentation, he is murdered in the Library's rare book department. Lucy and her colleagues are dedicated to finding the truth and winning the collection for their Library, as the owner had wished.
Lots of spooky happenings plus some emotional crises and uproars interweave with history to provide page-turning intrigue.