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By Book or By Crook – Eva Gates

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★★★★

Jane Austen. My literary idol. So close.

Lucy has hit a bit of a rough patch.

She spent over a decade at the Harvard Library, fulfilling her love for literature…but then an engagement rears its ugly head and family pressure from all sides…she takes off.

She retreats to the Outer Banks and is quickly hired as a Lighthouse Librarian. Everything is going great, at first…but she quickly learns just how much simmers below the surface of small towns.

She spoke as if “librarian” were another word for “ax murderer.”

Someone is hell-bent to get her job.

Someone is after the rare Jane Austen editions being housed at the library.

And someone else just turned up dead.

Ahhh yes. This was the perfect little cozy mystery I needed in my life.

I really loved the concept of having a library in a lighthouse (and I’m eternally disappointed that this particular lighthouse library is not a real thing!).

I’m also a huge fan of Jane Austen, so I loved this little literary twist to the mystery.

As with most cozies, there’s some bits that are over the top and others are way over the top. But, throughout all of it, I did enjoy my time between these pages.

All in all, I’m a huge fan of book-themed cozies and this one was no exception.

Interested in this one from Eva Gates? Buy it here:  Amazon

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