The delightful first installment in The Haunted Library Mysteries, featuring “ghosts, libraries, and cats—all my favorite cozy things" (Ali Brandon, author of the Black Cat Bookshop mysteries)
Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she's offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired homicide detective, Al Buckley, who claims he knows who murdered Laura Foster, a much-loved part-time library aide who was bludgeoned to death fifteen years earlier. As he invites members of the audience to share stories about Laura, he suddenly keels over and dies.
The medical examiner reveals that poison is what did him in and Carrie’s determined to discover who murdered the detective, convinced it’s the same man who killed Laura all those years ago. Luckily for Carrie, she has a friendly, knowledgeable ghost by her side. But as she questions the shadows surrounding Laura's case, disturbing secrets come to light and with each step Carrie takes, she gets closer to ending up like Al.
Agatha Award Nominee
"Readers of Miranda James, Jenn McKinlay, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Atherton, and Carolyn Haines will be delighted with this paranormal debut." Library Journal starred review, Pick of the Month)
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 with her red feisty cat, Sammy, on Long Island, where she writes her charming Haunted Library mysteries.
Praise for Death Overdue: "A spirited cozy series with two plucky and engaging protagonists and a well-drawn, small town library setting. Readers of Miranda James, Jenn McKinlay, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Atherton, and Carolyn Haines will be delighted with this paranormal debut." —Library Journal starred review, Pick of the Month
"A ’spirited’ start to a fun new mystery series that kept me guessing to the end. Ghosts, libraries, and cats—all my favorite cozy things fill the pages of Death Overdue." —Diane A. S. Stuckart, New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop mysteries (written as Ali Brandon)
"Brook weaves together a spunky protagonist, a quaint setting, and a ghost with a mind of her own to create a book that cozy readers will be dying to check out." —Lucy Arlington, New York Times bestselling author of the Novel Idea mysteries
"Books and ghosts...what could be more fun! Add two plucky librarians (one who just happens to be dead), throw in a baffling murder, and you’ve got the perfect combination that keeps readers turning pages." —Kylie Logan, national bestselling author of Gone with the Twins
"A <bcharming cozy town, a spunky heroine and a mystery that grabs you from page one. Death Overdue is a delight!" —Peg Cochran, national bestselling author of Dead and Berried“
Whimsical...Fans of Jenn McKinlay will enjoy this series. And never fear: there is a cat.” —Publishers Weekly
"From the first page to last, I was entranced by the characters and setting, and highly recommend it to all mystery lovers—especially if you have a penchant for libraries and ghosts!" —MyShelf.com