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Dewey Decimated (A Haunted Library Mystery #6) (Hardcover)
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Librarian Carrie Singleton is back on the case, alongside library ghost Evelyn, in the sixth installment of Agatha Award nominee Allison Brook’s Haunted Library mysteries.
Carrie Singleton is just off a hot string of murder cases centered around the spooky local library in Clover Ridge, Connecticut. She could really use a break—but no such luck, as she; Smoky Joe, the resident cat; and Evelyn, the library’s ghost, are drawn into another tantalizing whodunit.
First, a dead body is found in the basement of the building attached to the library, and it turns out to be Carrie’s fiancé’s Uncle Alec, who Dylan hasn’t seen in years. But Alec has no intention of truly checking out, and his ghost makes itself at home in the library, greatly upsetting the patrons. Carrie and Evelyn work hard to keep Alec out of sight, but what was he doing in Clover Ridge to begin with? And why was he killed?
Meanwhile, the town council, of which Carrie is also a member, is embroiled in a hot-headed debate over the fate of the Seabrook Preserve, a lovely and valuable piece of property that runs along Long Island Sound. Turn it into an upscale park? Sell it to a condo developer? Or keep it as protected land?
As the dispute rages, there’s another murder, this time involving a council member. Could the two murders be connected? And could Carrie be next on the hit list?
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.
Praise for Dewey Decimated:
“A tantalizing puzzle.”
“Books, ghosts, murder, fun.”
“Brook has a talent for weaving a charming mystery.”
—San Francisco Book Review, 5-star review
“A fun packed, fast moving series.”
—Cozy Mystery Reviews
“A thoroughly delightful series”
—The Nameless Zine
Praise for the Haunted Library Mysteries:
"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
“All my favorite cozy things.”
—Diane A.S. Stuckart, New York Times bestselling author
"A charming cozy town, a spunky heroine and a mystery that grabs you from page one.”
—Peg Cochran, national bestselling author of Dead and Berried
"The perfect combination that keeps readers turning pages."
—Kylie Logan, national bestselling author of Gone with the Twins
"Readers of Miranda James, Jenn McKinlay, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Atherton, and Carolyn Haines will be delighted.”
―Library Journal starred review
“Captivating . . . Well-drawn characters match the lively plot."
“Charming characters, an idealistic setting, and a killer reveal.”
—Manhattan Book Review, 5-star review
“Another superbly crafted novel by a master of the mystery and suspense genre.”
—Midwest Book Review