Reading Up A Storm: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva GatesReading Up A Storm: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates

Reading Up A Storm: A Lighthouse Library Mystery

byEva Gates

Mass Market Paperback | April 5, 2016

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The national bestselling author of Booked for Trouble returns with another charming mystery set in the most literary lighthouse in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Misfortune blows into North Carolina’s Outer Banks when a dead body in a boat on the shore leaves local librarian Lucy Richardson racing to solve a strange new mystery....
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. Lucy finds herself again roped into a murder investigation and navigating a sea of suspects, all of whom had motives to deep-six the deceased. And this time, she has a sinking feeling that finding the real killer won’t be so easy...
Eva Gates is the author of the national bestselling Lighthouse Library mysteries including Booked for Trouble and By Book or by Crook. She began her writing career as a Sunday writer: a single mother of three high-spirited daughters, with a full-time job as a computer programmer. Now she has more than ten novels under her belt in the m...
By Book Or By Crook: A Lighthouse Library Mystery
By Book Or By Crook: A Lighthouse Library Mystery

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Title:Reading Up A Storm: A Lighthouse Library MysteryFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.81 × 4.19 × 0.88 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451470958

ISBN - 13:9780451470959

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Customer Reviews of Reading Up A Storm: A Lighthouse Library Mystery


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this cozy! The Third book in this charming series. Love the lighthouse library setting and the characters are fun and quirky. Anyone who likes cozy mysteries will really enjoy this series.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fresh and clever with a charming setting I pre-ordered Reading Up a Storm months ago, after thoroughly enjoying the first two books in the Lighthouse Mystery series. Author Eva Gates has delivered another winning instalment with book 3. Librarian Lucy Richardson is on the scene when a body is discovered near the library and finds herself drawn into the aftermath of murder. This is a fresh and clever mystery with a memorable cast of characters and one of the most charming cozy settings ever - an Outer Banks lighthouse with a library inside. (Lucy's tiny apartment is in the lighthouse, too, and I SO want to live there!) Looking forward to more in the series - and the sooner, the better!
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cozy! Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of this book which I received in exchange for an impartial and honest review. I enjoyed this book immensely even though I hadn't previously read the first two books in the series. I will be making sure that I do go back to the start at the beginning and catch up! Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates is the third book in the Lighthouse Library Cozy Mystery Series. The setting for the book combines 2 of my favourite things, lighthouses and libraries... and the assistant librarian, Lucy, even gets to live above the library, how awesome would that be? It's like a dream come true! After a surprise party, Lucy goes upstairs to cuddle with her cat, Charlie, snuggle in and relax reading a book. Before that happens though, she looks out the window and sees a boat heading towards some odd looking lights on the shore. Knowing this would not end well, she called 911 in an attempt to help and, luckily, with the help of the coast guard and some other volunteers, the 2 passengers survive (though the boat ends up badly damaged) A few days later, one of the passengers ends up dead on the shore and suddenly, it's Lucy's friend, Stephanie, who is accused of the murder! Can Lucy help her friend and track down the real killer? I loved the descriptions in this book... from the location, to the characters themselves, I was able to picture everything perfectly in my mind. I wish this library was a place I could visit, and that I could make friends with these people! There were lots of little twists and turns in the story which keep you guessing as to the identity of the murderer, so much so that I wasn't able to figure it out until just before it was revealed in the story. Well done! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves cozy mysteries, so what are you waiting for? Go grab a copy of this book and get reading!!
Date published: 2016-04-05

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Lighthouse Library Mysteries   “A smart whodunit.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats Mysteries   “Charming...A delightful and engaging sleuth surrounded by a cast of intriguing characters in an original and unique setting.”—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries   “Gates writes with the clarity and dazzle of a lighthouse beacon.”—Laura DiSilverio, author of the Book Club Mysteries   “A library in a lighthouse? And a cat? Sign me up! A fun read for all cozy fans.”—Laurie Cass, national bestselling author of the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries   “[A] charming, entertaining, and smart series...[featuring] an unusual (and real) setting and colorful cast of characters that set it apart from other bookish cozies.”—Library Journal (starred review)