By Book or By Crook

Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!

For sixty years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has alway enjoyed the demands of her family ’ s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her grandmother ’ s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy discover that the plot of her life is in eed of a serious rewrite.

alling 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 this 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 never actuall sure there ’ s lookin to e th happy ending ....
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Published February 3rd 2015 by Berkley Books

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She knows the Outer Banks, the library and her apartment in a refurbished lighthouse.

She rrives as a et of Jane Austen first editions arrives for display at the Bodie Lighthouse Library.

By Book or By Crook is the third ook in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series.

While I truly love the premise of a library in a lighthouse ( especially a lighthouse in NC where I live ... I love the OBX area!), I have a slight problem with a series, even before I commence reading).

First Bodie Lighthouse is 10 times it 's real size ..... and then atrocious southern accents.

I am coming to finish this series .... I like reading books set here in NC.

I have enjoyed ther books by her, so I 'm oing to accept series time to grow on me.

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One hought the job should have been hers, others didn ’ t hink the position was necessary, and apparently the head of the library board wants to get rid of her.

he head librarian and the staff at the library are thrilled to have her join them, especially with the Jane Austen exhibit and programs starting.An event took place for friends of the library to see the exhibit before it was opened to the public.

Because of his position to get rid of Lucy, she becomes a suspect but Bertie is the one that leaps to the top of the police ’ s list.

Lucy hopes to close he book on he case by answering all those questions.First, the author ends the book saying there would actually hav enough space in a real lighthouse to include all the ooks, staircases and rooms she has written into his nove, no on the basis of the library ’ s structure the reader must suspend reality and I was fine with hat.

missing book mystery was also difficult because it will have been anyone from library regulars to someone off a bus that brought tourists in for the Austen exhibit.

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By Book or By Crook was book one in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series.

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Anyway, when he is found strangled in the library, all fingers point to Lucy and her boss.

When Jane Austen books are stolen – one by one – everyone is all too ready to tak the blame on Lucy and run her right out of town.

She has no intention of sitting quietly by and letting that happen.It took me a little time to warm up to the storyline in anothe novel.

Most of the supporting characters weren ’ t very likeable, but I did like Lucy and the people she worked with at the library.

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