Dewey Decimated by Allison Brook


Dewey Decimated (A Haunted Library Mystery #6)

Dewey Decimated
by Allison Brook
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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.
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I thought this one sounded cute and I love a good haunted library. I realize this is the sixth in a series and they do bring up other events that happened and mysteries solved but it didn’t ruin my enjoyment of this book and I didn’t get confused in any way.

Just loved the everyday running of the library, the politics of trying to construct an add-on building while finding a dead body (oh no), then uncovering a whole scam plot with so many included. Love Evelyn her helpful spirit and they even have the ghost of the dead man to talk with though he isn’t much help at first.

Just reminds me how frustrating getting funding and trying to make decision on a council can be. So many differing viewpoints which could be a beautiful thing if they weren’t guided by self interests.

I will have to check out the other cozy mysteries with Librarian/Amateur Sleuth Carrie Singleton.

❓ Do you read cozy mysteries?
I think the covers are fun and will pick them up occasionally.

✨ Prompt: Monster Movies – The Fly – Read a book with an insect on the cover.

There’s a pretty butterfly. This is a stretch 😂

Thank you crookedlane and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

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?

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