Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Read and Buried by Eva Gates-Great Escapes Tour

About the book 
Librarian Lucy Richardson unearths a mysterious map dating back to the Civil War. But if she can’t crack its code, she may end up read and buried.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse Library Classic Novel Book Club is reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne while workers dig into the earth to repair the Lighthouse Library’s foundations. The digging halts when Lucy pulls a battered tin box containing a Civil War-era diary from the pit. Tucked inside is a hand-drawn map of the Outer Banks accompanied by a page written in an indecipherable code.
The library is overrun by people clamoring to see the artifact. Later that night, Lucy and Connor McNeil find the body of historical society member Jeremy Hughes inside the library. Clearly Jeremy was not the only one who broke into the library–the map and the coded page are missing.
Lucy’s nemesis, Louise Jane McKaughnan, confesses to entering the library after closing to sneak a peek but denies seeing Jeremy–or his killer. When Lucy discovers that fellow-librarian Charlene had a past with Jeremy, she’s forced to do what she vowed not to do–get involved in the case. Meanwhile, the entire library staff and community become obsessed with trying to decode the page. But when the library has a second break in, it becomes clear that someone is determined to solve that code.
And others are saying 
This is a well-written and researched book that was very enjoyable to read. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy cozy mysteries, as well as those who want to learn a bit about history in an interesting, yet fictional setting.
~Carla Loves to Read
I think this series gets more addicting each time we get a new book . . . a really fun read full of small time charm, great characters, and a mystery to keep you guessing.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Read and Buried by Eva Gates is an entertaining cozy mystery that blends appealing characters, atmospheric setting, historical detail.
~The Power of Words
And I thought 
The historical detail brought this one to life.  Eva Gates does a great job of setting the scenes and providing the reader with hours or cozy enjoyment.
The Lighthouse Library series is quickly becoming another one of my favorite series.
The characters are fun and engaging especially the main character Lucy and her cat Charles who live in an apartment above the library.  Charles is the library cat that oversees things and has an ability to size people up. 
The rest of the cast is funny, annoying (to Lucy) and help keep things light while Lucy tries to solve the mystery(s). 

The Lighthouse Mystery Series is fun and I have enjoyed each one I've read.  

I received a complimentary copy.  
My review will appear on retail sites, Net Galley and Good Reads.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review on "Read and Buried" by Eva Gates and for being part of the book tour.

    Fabulous author whose books I always enjoy. Can't wait for the opportunity to read this one. Great cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net