The second murder victim is a retired detective who is about to uncover the identity of the mur ...more
Alas, I just couldn't get into this one. I didn't like Carrie AT ALL. She calls her coworkers "dimwitted" and "juvenile," yet she is a 30-year-old woman who dressed like a goth and mooched off her aunt and uncle. The writing also felt clunky and a bit juvenile to me. The plot was all over the place. The characters felt very one dimensional as well. Ya, this just wasn't that great IMO. Onwards...
The first b ...more
Carrie Singleton never stays in one place too long but when she is offered a job coordinating the library’s programs and events she just can’t turn it down. Her first program features Al Buckley, a retired cop who is trying to solve the 15 year old murder of Laura Foster, a library aide. Before he can get to far into his presentation he falls to the floor, dead. The medical examiner rules his death a homicide by poison and the police have very few leads.
Carrie feels his death ...more
Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery is a great cozy mystery by author Allison Brook. This is the first book in a new series. The story is told in first-person point of view by Carrie Singleton. Carrie starts out working as a temporary assistant librarian. She is offered the job of head of programs and events which she reluctantly takes. Carrie had returned to the town of Clover Ridge to live wit...more
There's not just 2 murders to be solved but so much more going on in the library and Carrie's life that there is never a dull moment in this book. Evelyn, ...more
I usually go into new-to-me series ...more
I love it when a book hooks me right from the first page. I can never explain how after only a few sentences, I know I’m reading a book I will thoroughly enjoy, but it does happen. Author Allison Brook has whatever that something is that grabs me.
Para-cozies haven’t always been my favorite picks in the cozy mystery genre. But, I have found myself enjoying the ones with ghosts. DEATH OVERDUE is just such a book. If you don’t like para-cozies, or have wante ...more
In this book, Carrie accepted the department head of events and promotions. At her first event the speaker, retired homicide ...more
(The Haunted Library Mysteries #1)
by Allison Brook
synopsis by goodreads:
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 ear ...more
Genre: Cozy Mystery
This is the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series! I really loved this one and am excited to see where the author takes the series next. Carrie (the heroine/sleuth) really spoke to me in this one and I enjoyed her as a character and how she presented herself to the world (especially considering that she was completely changed from the person she used to be). The added paranormal piece was also really exciting and while I wish this gho ...more
The characters are all likable except for the ones we’re not supposed to like such as the (view spoiler)[petty jealous librarian Dorothy (hide spoiler)]
This read more as an event planner book then a librarian book. Which makes sense as the main character Carrie is the head of programs and events at her town’s library. Carrie has a very busy life, she has just gotten a new promotion at work, she’s moving and also trying to solve a crime. The main thing I seem to notice is that Carrie neve ...more
Having said that, I did realize who "did it" before I was even through with the book. But, none the less, enjoyed it anyway.
I received this ARC from Goodreads in exchange for my h ...more
I stumbled upon this author, and so glad I did. I lo ...more
Carrie is a bit of a mystery all on her own. Dresses goth one day and then -after getting the library job she wanted – we see her more professional side. She’s in ...more
Death Overdue is out in October and published by Crooked Lane Books. I don't know Allison Brook but I can tell you that I might just drop everything in the future to pick up and read anything she writes! I was so drawn in by this ...more
I also really appreciate the amount of time that passed during the book. It was longer than most cozies and felt more realistic. Such a gr ...more
Overall, I found Death Overdue a moderately engaging book. I enjoyed the mystery, the settings and activities, and found the surrounding cast of characters pleasant.
After the introduction to the story and then the murder, I was conscious of the pace until nearly the end as ...more
I really enjoyed this story and look forward to more books in the series.
Carrie Singleton has been enjoying living with her aunt and uncle and working at the local library, but her wanderlust is getting her to look at moving on to a warmer climate. Then one morning Sally, the library’s director asks her to come to her office. Sally offers Carrie the position of Director of Programs and Events
Carrie is approached by Al Buckl ...more