The Lighthouse Library Mysteries By Eva Gates
The Lighthouse Library MysteriesBy Eva Gates

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When her former director is found dead in the water, librarian Lucy Richardson will have to get to the bottom of the mystery before the killer ends her tale.

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.

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.

Praise for Read and Buried:
"Historical injustices combine with a touch of romance and codebreaking in a neatly packaged cozy."
Kirkus Reviews

"Delightful...Gates provides loads of eccentric and amusing suspects, shifting motives for the theft and for the murder, and a surprising solution to the mystery contained in the map."
Publishers Weekly

Dark deeds in the Lighthouse Library threaten to send Lucy Richardson’s soon-to-be-wed cousin Josie to an early ‘til-death-do-us-part.

The Spook in the Stacks is the fourth Llighthouse Library mystery, now published by Crooked Lane Books. 

Reading Up A Storm

Reading up A Storm, the third in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series from Eva Gates, is now available


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Booked for Trouble


I was sold on this series from the first book; this is an author, and a series, that I definitely want to see more of.  I highly recommend this to cozy mystery readers who appreciate a well-written plot with depth and its share of chilling moments."

                                                                                                           Open Book Society


"A lighthouse library and a gorgeous Himalayan cat...if you think that sounds like the making of a purr-fect cozy mystery, you would be 100% right."

                                                                                             Mochas Mysteries and Meows


"The second Lighthouse Library mystery is deftly written. What reader could not be impressed by this description of a suspect:

                “You can’t trust a man who doesn’t like libraries.”

                                                                         Mysteries and More From Saskatchewan


By Book or By Crook



“Gates writes with the clarity and dazzle of a lighthouse beacon. The first in her Lighthouse Library series is a puzzler peopled with a cast of Outer Banks eccentrics who delight from the first line to the end. A must for Austen fans, cat lovers, and library devotees!”

—Laura DiSilverio, author of the Book Club Mysteries


Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!


For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.


Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun—and some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakery—will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.


Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery—and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending....


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