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Another direct hit. He’s all talk and no action. The Demise will twist and turn you, and then twist you again. I also loved libraries, and had loved this one in particular since I’d first seen it when vacationing on the Outer Banks. Perspiration was building inside the loose white gloves. “Where’s Charles?” I asked, referring to one of my favorite library employees. Cupcakes, casinos and laughter - join Tiffany as she tries to solve the mystery of Ethan Becker's death. I've read the second book in this series, Booked for Trouble, and I liked it just as much and am eagerly anticipating the third book in this series. "-Joni Pacie, author of Murder by the Mob By Book or By Crook is a wonderful first book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series by Eva Gates. But if I was going to get on here, in my new job, my new life, I’d pretend he’d intended it to be. I tried not to groan in disappointment. Since starting work here, I’d come to realize that Bertie had eyes in the back of her head. Also, her writing was convincing enough for me to buy into the idea. “You pompous jerk! The author says right at the beginning of this book that the idea of a lighthouse being big enough to house a fully operational library with separate living accommodation is a fantasy so that really sets the tone for the book right from the start. This amazing man was asking me out. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I'm glad I found my way to North Carolina and into the Lighthouse Library Mysteries. By the time I finally made up my mind I had a nice little pile of treats on my plate. “Don’t you mind Theodore, honey.” My aunt Ellen slipped her arm around me. The door opened, bringing in a gust of cold, wet fog, and all thoughts of seeking new employment come fall, of library budgets and board members, even of Jane Austen and that first edition of Sense and Sensibility so tantalizingly close, fled. . She ignored him. “You.” She stabbed one of those potentially lethal nails in my direction. . I suggested she go home, but she would have none of that. Everyone wore their almost-best, like proper Southern fund-raisers. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 6, 2016. I had started this series pretty much in the middle when I had the chance to review the fourth book...then the fifth that I couldn't resist. Knowing, fearing what was about to happen, I followed in my boss’s wake. To have space and time and the support to make some decisions about the direction I wanted my life to take. He’s just plain old Teddy Kowalski from North Carolina. Drives him nuts. “I have a bone to pick with you, Mr. Uppiton,” Louise Jane bellowed. I saw a look of alarm cross Bertie’s face and came out of hiding to join her. For ten 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. Most of the onlookers nodded politely. Ich bin duch Zufall zu diesem Buch gekommen und hab mir nach der Hälfte schon die beiden nächsten Bände bestellt. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Assault and Batting: A Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Cozy Mystery (A Taylor Quinn Quilt S... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. and up . I’d never seen such a look of pure anger on her face. The party was just getting under way. My heart pounded in my chest. Another one of them.” She spoke as if “librarian” were another word for “ax murderer.” I had absolutely no idea what she was going on about. Aunt Ellen had a slight smile on her face. “Excuse me,” I said in what I hoped was my best librarian tone. He’s a serious collector, or at least he would be if he had the money. About all this girl from. Normally a writer of textbooks and dictionariesutterly self-contained literary worldsthis book takes a meandering path through the Welsh countryside while observing and commenting on the road signs leading to contemporary standard English. “I can’t imagine where she got that dress. By Book or By Crook is a wonderful first book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series by Eva Gates. My grandparents, God rest their sainted souls, built this town. Some of the worst big-publisher editing I've seen, with a slew of errors. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. But Mr. Uppiton looked pleased with himself indeed. Eva Gates is a new author to me. Learn more. Diane Uppiton’s face was turning as red as her hair and nails. Dare.” She punctuated every word with the poke of a long, thin finger into his chest. Cruises, killers and laughter: who killed the VIP passenger? “Our marriage,” Mr. Uppiton said, with a sniff, “was a mistake from the beginning. Even handsomer than I remembered. “Is there a problem, Miss McKaughnan?”. “Fortunately, hiring staff is my responsibility.”, “As head of the library board, it is within my power to call a special meeting of the board to overturn your decision.”. To see what your friends thought of this book, Chocolaty, nutty, gooey sustenance. Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2016. “Let’s dry those tears.”. One is that it refers to two Irish towns, Hook Head and Crook, through which Oliver Cromwell tried to capture the nearby city of Waterford. Oh My! An illustrated first edition, printed in London in 1811. A young librarian. Strikingly beautiful, with long, glossy hair bleached by the sun, a pale face full of dancing freckles, cornflower blue eyes that seemed to always be sparkling, perfect white teeth. Apparently Jake, like so many men before him, had been discarded. Someone who knows the history of the land, someone in whom the blood of the old families runs in . Electric, of course. Disappointing. I really enjoyed this book, and the "locked room" mystery of the Austen books kept me guessing until the very end. Where we kept rare and valuable books. A few people tittered, more in embarrassment than in enjoyment of the joke. Booked for Trouble (A Lighthouse Library Mystery), Reading Up a Storm (A Lighthouse Library Mystery), Read and Buried: A Lighthouse Library Mystery, Something Read Something Dead: A Lighthouse Library Mystery, The Spook in the Stacks: A Lighthouse Library Mystery, Murder by the Book (A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery). She is so dumb she runs around town accusing all and sundry of having committed a crime, without having the slightest shred of evidence. “Good. Louise Jane treated him with mild contempt, when she could be bothered to notice him at all. I figured he meant “dilettante,” but wasn’t about to point out the difference. . Probably supposed to be charming; really just annoying. She was everything I am not. “Who else do you need to meet?”. By Book or By Crook Loved this new First book of a series! While I truly love the idea of a library in a lighthouse (especially a lighthouse in NC where I live...I love the OBX area! Heading not for the drinks and company, but for the back stairs. “It’s a total waste of library funds,” Mr. Uppiton said. I’m sure her books are delighted to be breathing salty air once again.”. When she comes under suspicion, what does she do? Her fingernails were the color of the wine in the glass she gripped in her right hand. “Really, my dear,” Mr. Uppiton sniffed as his sobbing wife was escorted to the ladies’ room. But no, Mr. Uppiton was also a stickler for numbers, and if the library budget didn’t allow for another staff member, no matter how desperately one might be needed, that was all there was to it. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. It was much too high to actually look over. .”, “Lucy,” he said, with a huge smile. Which they almost always did. Music, Mozart at the moment, came quietly from the sound system, and the room was full of the low buzz of conversation. Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2019, In this book, we head to Bodie Island located, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2018. Despite her rudeness, I do feel sorry for her.”. I decided I needed a chocolate-chip cookie to settle my nerves. “You do eat, don’t you?” A smile touched the edges of his mouth. These events dramatically increase the number of visitors and tourists to the Library and to the town. I went home to Boston the next day, vacation over. Reading it, smelling it, touching it. I’d been fourteen years old. This is my assistant . “Mrs. Thinking of Josie and her business, I snuck a glance at the dessert buffet she’d catered. Romance and laughter—as well as foolishness and heartbreak. In the sudden silence, I could hear a ghost screaming from the depths of a castle dungeon. Her eyes filled with water that threatened to spill over and ruin her heavily applied makeup. “That’s soon-to-be-ex-husband, I’ll remind you,” he sniffed. There’s so much to do. . Mrs. Uppiton had returned. And worrying that I’d made the worst decision of my life. I told Butch about vacationing on the Outer Banks when I was a kid. The mayor’s here,” Bertie said. I believe we were discussing my idea for installing a contemplative fountain on the library grounds.”, Bertie, however, wasn’t finished. .”, “Over and over and over,” Bertie said. Enjoy. In this charming new cozy mystery series from nationally bestselling author, Vicki Delany, a New York City expat-turned-Cape Cod tea shop owner must solve the murder of a local real estate developer to help her feisty grandmother out of a jam . I felt a pound settling onto my hips. Then those longing eyes would put a six-week-old puppy to shame. The amount of product in her hair, teased and sprayed into a stiff helmet in a shade of red not known to nature, competed with her perfume. “I agree with you, Louise Jane,” Mr. Uppiton said. Several explanations for this phrase have come down over the years. These retirees were prepared to bake cookies and carol. Only in the very back of my mind, in my most secret dreams, did I ever dare hope I’d have such a moment. Connor blinked in confusion. I saw my dream of taking those books, one at a time, up to my tiny, circular room high above the crashing waves, disappearing. “Excuse me,” he said with an accent I’d last heard when Prince William visited America. $6.99; $6.99; Publisher Description "An excellent read, fun, confounding, and even appetizing, thanks to the heroic culinary artistry of Nora Berry, proprietor of the campus caf/bookshop 'Leaves of Grass,' and amateur sleuth. If he doesn’t, I’m going to do it for him. No doubt they were all waiting to see if there would be any more excitement. For reasons unknown to everyone in town, Poor Andrew adored Louise Jane and trotted in her wake, begging for scraps of attention. “Credit me with a medium of taste.” I suspect he meant “modicum.” Again, I declined to correct him. Everyone knows me as Theodore. “Left her reapplying her makeup. excessive. When Leona unearths a skeleton, her well-laid coop-building plans are totally plucked. By Book or by Crook – Eva Gates Read by Elise Arsenault Lighthouse Library #1. One of these items ships sooner than the other. A librarian. The plot chickens! “No, Jonathan, you’re the one who made a scene. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. She thinks Ronald should be her children’s personal librarian and reading instructor. Except for one or two, I have no idea what any of them look like. She’s a newcomer, meaning she might have been born on the Outer Banks, but her grandparents were not. I turned around and came face-to-face with a man I’d noticed when he’d entered the room. “He deliberately tries to give that impression. Can I get you one?”, Relief crossed his face. But they’ll be put back in their cabinet as soon as the party’s over. Oh, my gosh. “Those books are extremely valuable. By Book or by Crook A Lighthouse Library Mystery (Downloadable Audiobook) : Gates, Eva : After Lucy's life falls apart, she finds happiness working with her Aunt Ellen on Bodie Island . Josie, helped by Charlene, was bringing out more food. Something went wrong. “Teddy has airs and pretentions, but he knows everything there is to know about eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English literature. Both investigators have action advantage effects enabling up to 9 total actions each round. I couldn’t stay there for long without becoming a burden. If you're a Jane Austen fan, a library fan, and a lighthouse fan, this is the cozy for you! By Book or by Crook (eBook) : Gates, Eva : Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery! "By hook or by crook" is an English phrase meaning "by any means necessary", suggesting that any means possible should be taken to accomplish a goal. Sense versus sensibility. I’d just have to get used to it if I wanted to live happily in the Outer Banks. I'm glad I found my way to North Carolina and into the Lighthouse Library Mysteries. Lucy leaves her Harvard Library job, her family, and her ex-fiance behind in Boston and moves to the coast of NC to take a librarian position in a small town library. Assistant librarian Lucy, is a likeable heroine among an engaging cast of supporting characters.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats mysteries Tony Vellela. I’ll do something.”. About a specific lighthouse. How dare you override my authority in this manner. By Book or By Crook is a wonderful first book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series by Eva Gates. But I knew I wanted to get back to the beginning and how it all started. Praise for By Book or By Crook “By Book or By Crook is a smart whodunit. All the people I’d met since starting the job had arrived, except for . 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