I received this book for free from Hoopla in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
Length: 8 hours and 32 minutes
Series: Lighthouse Library Mystery #7
Genres: Mystery, Cozy
Published by Crooked Lane Books on October 6, 2020
Narrator: Elise Arsenault
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Also by this author: By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1), Booked for Trouble (Lighthouse Library Mystery #2), Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3), The Spook in the Stacks
When her former director is found dead in the water, librarian Lucy Richardson will have to get to the bottom of the mystery before the killer ends her tale.
It's summertime in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Bertie James's college class is having their 40th anniversary reunion. The opening night reception is held at the Lighthouse Library and Lucy and her colleagues have assembled an exhibit of library artifacts showing how libraries have changed over the years. After the reception, some of the women take a walk down the boardwalk to the pier, using flashlights to illuminate the dark path, but what's scarier than the dark is finding the former director of the Lighthouse Library floating lifeless in the water.
Helena Sanchez, the former director, wasn't much loved and spent the party being rude to almost everyone there. As a result, Lucy finds herself in deep water as she rocks the boat, questioning several suspects. But she'll have to batten down the hatches and fast before she's left high and dry...and right in the killer's crosshairs.
Here is what I thought
Bertie is having a 40th class reunion for her and some of her classmates at the library, and one person a lot of them wasn’t expecting was the former head librarian and she isn’t very welcome by some.
When some of the ladies go for a walk down to the boardwalk at night only using their flashlights they end up stumbling upon the body of the former head librarian floating in the water. Lucy soon finds out that there are a few of the old classmates who wasn’t a fan of Helena. Bertie’s friends are all suspects so Lucy and her do a bit of sleuthing along with some others to see if they can figure out exactly what happened.
I like this series and it’s characters. Lucy is a fun librarian and I also like that she is seeing the mayor of the town and not a cop. Not that I don’t mind the police boyfriends but it seems to be a staple in cozies and I think it’s okay to make them friends or relatives instead of boyfriends for the main character. 🙂 I really like the secondary characters as well they can be a lot of fun.
The mystery in this one was pretty good and I didn’t figure out the killer till around the same time the MC did.
It’s not a favorite cozy series but it is one I enjoy and would recommend. 🙂
I have always enjoyed Elise Arsenault, she does a great job with this series.