Librarian Carrie Singleton is building a haven, but one of her neighbors is misbehavin'. Can resident spirit Evelyn help Carrie catch the culprit who made her a ghost?
In winter, the Haunted Library is a refuge for homeless townspeople. When a group purchases a vacant house to establish a daytime haven for the homeless, Carrie offers the library as a meeting place for the Haven House committee, but quickly learns that it may be used for illegal activities.
As the new Sunshine Delegate, Carrie heads to the hospital to visit her cantankerous colleague, Dorothy, who had fallen outside the local supermarket. She tells Carrie that her husband tried to kill her--and that he murdered her Aunt Evelyn, the library's resident ghost, six years earlier.
And then Dorothy is murdered--run off the road as soon as she returns to work. Evelyn implores Carrie to find her niece's killer, but that's no easy task: Dorothy had made a hobby of blackmailing her neighbors and colleagues. Carrie, Evelyn, and Smoky Joe the cat are on the case, but are the library cards stacked against them?
About the Author
A former Spanish teacher, Allison Brook writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and novels for young readers. She loves traveling, reading, knitting, doing Sudoku, and visiting with her grandchildren, Olivia and Jack, on FaceTime. She lives on Long Island with Sammy, her feisty red cat. This is her third Haunted Library mystery.
Praise for Buried in the Stacks: "Brook hits all the marks...A cavalcade of coziness." —Kirkus Review
"An empathetic, principled main character...Suggest to those who enjoy the ghostly assistance in Carolyn Haines' Sarah Booth Delaney and Nancy Atherton Dimity series." —Booklist
“You cannot help but love Carrie and her life...[T]he story draws the reader in and keeps your attention throughout the entire book.” —Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
“If supernatural cozies are up your alley, Buried in the Stacks provides a diverting read.” —Mystery Scene Magazine
"A thoroughly delightful and entertaining read from cover to cover.... Clever scripting and the deftly creation of Memorable characters showcase Brook's impressively storytelling skills." —Midwest Book Review
"The books are so good that I finish reading them much too soon!" —Suspense Magazine
Praise for Read and Gone: “Brook takes the Lincoln's doctor's dog approach to the genre, piling cat on ghost on is-he-is-or-is-he-ain't-her-boyfriend to provide a cornucopia of coziness.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The library frame, plot twists, a library cat, a ghost (former library aide Evelyn), a romance, and, of course, the principled Carrie in the lead make this cozy, set during the December holiday season, a delight. Readers may also enjoy Nancy Atherton and Carolyn Haines, whose books also include helpful, opinionated ghosts.” —Booklist
“A real page turner. I can’t wait for number three!” —Suspense Magazine
“Another superbly crafted novel by a master of the mystery and suspense genre.” —Midwest Book Review
“Read and Gone is a delightful holiday treat with themes of romance, giving, and family in a mystery that will keep you guessing.” —San Francisco Book Review