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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great Escapes Blog Tour and Giveaway for Death Overdue by Allison Brook

Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery by Allison Brook


Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series  
Crooked Lane Books (October 10, 2017)  
Hardcover: 336 pages  
ISBN-13: 978-1683313861  
Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she's offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired homicide detective, Al Buckley, who claims he knows who murdered Laura Foster, a much-loved part-time library aide who was bludgeoned to death fifteen years earlier. As he invites members of the audience to share stories about Laura, he suddenly keels over and dies.
The medical examiner reveals that poison is what did him in and Carrie feels responsible for having surged forward with the program despite pushback from her director. Driven by guilt, Carrie’s determined to discover who murdered the detective, convinced it’s the same man who killed Laura all those years ago. Luckily for Carrie, she has a friendly, knowledgeable ghost by her side. But as she questions the shadows surrounding Laura's case, disturbing secrets come to light and with each step Carrie takes, she gets closer to ending up like Al.
Now it's due or die for Carrie in Death Overdue the delightful first in a new cozy series by Allison Brook.

About The Author
Allison Brook is the pseudonym for Marilyn Levinson, who writes mysteries, romantic suspense and novels for kids. She lives on Long Island and enjoys traveling, reading, watching foreign films, doing Sudoku and dining out. She especially loves to visit with her grandchildren on FaceTime.

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This is a really good cozy mystery book and an excellent start to a new series. We get to meet Carrie who is at a crossroads in her life when she decides to accept the position as the head of activities at the local library. While excellently suited for the job anything permanent tends to make her run so this is a big adjustment for her. Adding a dead man at her very first large event just makes things even more difficult. The discovery of a ghost haunting the library seems like the cherry on top of the cake which lends a touch of whimsy to the resulting investigation. This book is full of characters that the reader will both root for and hate as they jump off the page. The story line is saturated with library details that I found very enjoyable showing the amount of work that really goes into running one with a nice surprise ending. I highly recommend this to fans of cozy mysteries that have just a touch of the paranormal. The writing is excellent and I really enjoyed reading it so it gets 4/5 stars.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me today and for your review of DEATH OVERDUE.