Recently, I had the chance to read a new book by an author I have not yet read. By Book or by Crook is the first in Eva Gates’ A Lighthouse Library Mystery series. In the story, Lucy is a new librarian at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library. On the night of an important unveiling, one of the attendees is murdered and Lucy’s boss is the prime suspect. With her own job hanging in the balance and rare Jane Austin books disappearing right under her nose, Lucy attempts to track down the murderer and thief.
By Book or by Crook is an engaging story that has you guessing right up until the end. Set on the Outer Banks, in a lighthouse no less, gave a serene back drop to the mystery, intrigue, and romance. It’s an exciting start to a new series.