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The Spook in the Stacks

The Lighthouse Library Mysteries, Book 4
Written by: Eva Gates
Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Halloween in North Carolina's Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body.

Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. Unfortunately, while the library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends, Jay becomes one of the dearly departed in the rare books section. Now, it's up to Lucy Richardson and her fellow librarians to bone up on their detective skills and discover who is responsible for this wicked Halloween homicide. 

Meanwhile, very strange things are happening at the library - haunted horses are materializing in the marsh, the lights seem to have an eerie life of their own, and the tiny crew of a model ship appears to move around when no one is watching. Is Lucy at her wit's end? Or can it be that the Bodie Island Lighthouse really is haunted? 

With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on everyone's minds and ghoulish gossip on everyone's lips, Lucy will need to separate the clues from the boos if she wants to crack this case without losing her head in The Spook in the Stacks, the delightful fourth in national best-seller Eva Gates' Lighthouse Library mysteries.

©2018 Eva Gates (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • S. Freeman
  • 2019-03-08

A little disappointing

I generally enjoy cozy mysteries and especially this author but this story was a little boring to me.

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  • Carol Becker
  • 2019-02-01

Great Start Then It Slowed Down

I had not read prior published work by Eva Gates so that I don't know if this book is the way she usually writes. There were some aspects of this story that made me wonder why she even used them, for example, the horse on the moor. Why even bring that in if you just let it remain unaddressed in the story? I may be a bit spoiled in my likes and dislikes but I really get annoyed by story elements that appear and are left to take away in my expectations for closure. I will read the first book to see if this is something she frequently does at which point I will be able to see if she is to remain on my favorite list.

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  • M. Golden
  • 2018-07-12

Entertaining story....

This was a cute story. The narrator of this book is outstanding. She kept my interest. Each character was made very clear.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-07-11

Not as expected

I’ve read this author before and was disappointed with how this story line dragged. It got confusing how she flip flopped through characters. The title was more fetching than the actual story.

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  • B E
  • 2018-06-25

Great series brought back .

So Glad Eva Gates was able to get a new publisher for the series. The characters are brought to life well and the setting is lovely. It was and now is cozy story I enjoy listening.

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  • Beatrice
  • 2018-06-14

Disappointed

I was a bit disappointed in this book, The characters were a bit predictable and the story was a bit formulaic. I skipped ahead a few times because some of the actions and behaviors of the characters were annoying. Teddy's character and behavior was ridiculous. I'll probably get the next book because I hope that it's better than this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-06-13

Formulaic

The mystery was ok but the characters are too silly and the motive far-fetched and unrealistic. There was also too much emphasis on the romantic relationships.

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 2018-07-09

I HAVE MISSED THE LIGHT HOUSE LIBRARY CREW

I ENJOYED THIS BOOK. THE CHARACTERS ARE FUN, WITHOUT BEING TOO QUIRKY. OF COURSE, LOUISE JANE AND THEODORE COME CLOSE. I ONLY GAVE THE BOOK A 4 STAR BECAUSE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE HORSE AND LIGHTS JUST SEEMED RANDOM AND WENT NOWHERE. THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN INTERESTING, BUT WERE NOT DEVELOPED OR EXPLAINED AND DID NOT SEEM TO ADD TO, OR EVEN IMPACT, THE STORYLINE AT ALL.

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