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Buried in the Stacks

(The Haunted Library Mysteries #3)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  149 reviews
Librarian Carrie Singleton is building a haven, but one of her neighbors is misbehavin'. Can resident spirit Evelyn help Carrie catch the culprit who made her a ghost?

In winter, the Haunted Library is a refuge for homeless townspeople. When a group purchases a vacant house to establish a daytime haven for the homeless, Carrie offers the library as a meeting place for the H
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Hardcover, 313 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books
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James
Buried in the Stacks is the third book in 'The Haunted Library Mysteries' series written by Allison Brook. It will be released in September 2019, but I was lucky enough to win an early copy through NetGalley. I finished reading it this week and give it 4.5 stars, another wonderful entry that has left me sad to wait another year for the next one yet happy to have been able to read this one so soon.

Carrie returned home to a small Connecticut town and took a position at the local library. She was i
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Phrynne
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5000-2019
An enjoyable entry in this series about a librarian, her cat and a haunted library. In fact I liked this one much more than I did #2.

Carrie is still taking her cat, Smoky Joe, to work with her and he is still getting far too much to eat. The ghost, Evelyn, continues to appear only to Carrie and her small niece and only in the library. And why I do not know but I keep waiting for the relationship between Dylan and Carrie to fall apart. For some totally unsubstantiated reason I don't trust him! B
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Jeri
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, e-books
I have really enjoyed this series. Carrie has really grown as a character and I was somewhat pleased to see a character I did not like killed off. Though Carrie did find herself investigating and getting into a bit of trouble for it as well.

I did appreciate the issue of homelessness being brought up in this book. I know a lot of homeless and poor do use the library to stay warm or cool.

I could tell from the ending what the next book in the series will be based around! Looking forward to it.

I w
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Melanie
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Buried in the Stacks was another fantastic installment in the Haunted Library Mysteries series with an intriguing plot and a charming group of characters.

As the library’s new Sunshine Delegate, librarian Carrie Singleton visits her colleague Dorothy in the hospital after the woman suffers a fall. But when Dorothy tells Carrie she believes her husband tried to kill her, Carrie writes it off as too many pain meds after Dorothy later has no memory of the confession. But when Dorothy is then killed
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Kim
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's winter time and several of the homeless community are seeking refuge in the library. A few of the homeless are causing a disturbance in the peacefulness of the library. When Carrie finds out about the Haven House that is a recently purchased vacant home that was purchased as an establishment for the homeless to spend their daytimes. Carrie offers the committee the library as a meeting place and joins in the planning of the House. When one of Carrie’s fellow librarians dies in a suspicious a ...more
Amy
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Carrie returns to the Clover Ridge, Connecticut library with her feline companion, Smoky Joe. Her long-time nemesis Dorothy is first assaulted in a parking lot and later killed in a car accident. Were these events merely accidents or did someone finally become so angry with her to commit murder? Winter in the Northeast brings the issue of the town's homeless population finding daytime refuge in the library. Some community leaders pursue the purchase of a building for a day program but there are ...more
Jerri Cachero
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third book in The Haunted Library series was a joy to read! The characters were wonderfully written, the mystery was believable and I'd love to have Carrie as a BFF. When Carrie investigates the death of a colleague and the murder of her ghostly friend, Evelyn, things seem to change overnight in her small town!

I have always enjoyed the strong and kind character of Carrie. Her dedication to find out the truth, even if it means losing a friend is admirable. Carrie is smart, kind and the type o
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Kirsti
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I did enjoy this one! I liked Carrie in the first book, and although I haven't read the second yet, I was all caught up soon enough to fall back into her routine. I love that she works in a library, and Evelyn's character adds to the story. The cluster of friends and family Carrie is building is excellent, and adds to the quality of both the mystery and how she solves it.

There were two instances that I think could be fixed
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JoAn
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook was a first rate addition to this series. I was intrigued from the first page.

Carrie has certainly grown in this series and everything seems to be going well in her life now. I appreciated the way that Ms. Brook's approach to a prevalent issue in today's society - the homeless. I loved seeing more of Evelyn in this book even if she did try to keep secrets from Carrie during the investigation. I felt like I got to know her much better in this book. I found th
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Cinthi
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Haunted Library Murder
The homeless people of Clover Ridge are spending the cold Winter days in the local library. A library which is haunted by one of the former librarians, Evelyn. When things get a bit contentious between the locals and the homeless at the library, some residents decide to build daycare center, Haven House, for the homeless to have somewhere to go during the day and Carrie Singleton raises her hand to volunteer.

As planning goes on, rumors begin to spread that the center may be
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Jeanie Jackson
When I read the first book in the Haunted Library series, I loved it so much that as soon as I saw Buried in the Stacks listed on NetGalley, I requested it. I was excited to receive the ARC for this third book in the Haunted Library Mysteries series, and I loved it even more than I expected. As a retired librarian, I appreciate all that Carrie does to promote the library and make it an important part of the community. Not only is that truly the role of the library, it is essential for funding, a ...more
Betty
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Curl up and relax with the 3rd book of The Haunted Library series. I found it relaxing and enjoyable for an evening reading.
Carrie Singleton life was going great when she accepted the position Sunshine Spokesperson her first duty was to visit her nemesis, Dorothy in the hospital. Dorothy informs her that her husband pushed her down on the ice and wants to kill her and later denies he said it. The ghostly presence, Evelyn wants Carrie to find out what is occurring with her niece.
Carrie stumbles
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Blaine DeSantis
Just wanted to say that I received a free copy of this book from the folks at NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books in return for an honest review. This is the first book I have read in the series and by the author and I had an enjoyable time with the book. I liked the beginning of the book, but as it went on I got rather perturbed with the heroine, Carrie, who works in the library and has a very good job but whom apparently has no computer or research skills. Having a daughter who is a professional ...more
Vicki
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Buried In The Stacks once again brings back our favorite Library Program Director Carrie Singleton. Another mystery unfolds as someone is murdered and the homeless are using the library to get out of the cold. Carrie and our favorite ghost Evelyn work together to find solutions to both problems.

Allison Brooks has written a fun, easy to read mystery series that keeps you coming back to find out the rest of the story. Each book gets better and I truly enjoy this series!

Thank you to #netgalley and
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Rima Aiello
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Buried in the Stacks in the latest installment in this series, and what an installment it is! Full of mystery, one thing I do love is that the author throws a few curveballs to the reader, one that is not even expected, but that ties up loose ends. I didn't even realize I needed that curve ball thrown in until I read it! Full of delightful characters, this story definitely does not disappoint.
Tracy Cavanah
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In winter, the Haunted Library is a refuge for homeless townspeople. When a group purchases a vacant house to establish a daytime haven for the homeless, Carrie offers the library as a meeting place for the Haven House committee, but quickly learns that it may be used for illegal activities


Thank you to net galley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this book it was a great experience
Noriko
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Buried in the Stacks. The third book in the Haunted Library Mystery series. This is my very first book from Allison Brook and I dove straight into this book without reading the previous books, but I think I’ve just found another cozy mystery series to keep an eye on. This book kept my interest throughout, I enjoyed reading this cozy murder mystery.

As I mentioned, I had never read any books from the author thus I cannot deny that it fazed me a little bit especially in the beginning. Being the th
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Janet
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.

The only great thing about chicken pox at age 52 (and being a super- speed reader) is you can easily read and review four+++ books a day..and this was an excellent book to have spent an hour or two (or many more on your side) with

Librarian Carrie Singleton is building a haven, but one of
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Samantha
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I was super excited to open this book up when I got notice I was approved (thank you Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.) I was hoping against hope that Carrie was going to grow on me. She didn't. Each book, I've been shocked she wasn't the one killed. Each book I am more and more flabbergasted as to how childish she is in regards to Dylan and his job (she doesn't like that he travels for work) I don't know. I get th ...more
Shalini
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good cozy read, I had hopes it would be better. This was book 3 in the series, and having not read the other two I was a bit confused as I did not know the characters.

Carrie, her cat Smoky Joe, and library ghost Evelyn were out to solve the murder of their co-worker Dorothy. Allison Brook has written a fun story. The characters were interesting, though not very intelligent. Being a murder mystery it had suspense and twists, and the plot was well written, it dealt with the issues of ho
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April
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Buried in the Stacks was a very enjoyable and entertaining cozy .mystery read. This is #3 in the series, however I have not yet read this others in the series. With that in mind, I never felt lost or as though I was missing something from the story as I read.
I love stories that focus on or revolve around books. I loved the characters, especially Evelyn, the library ghost and Smoky Joe, the friendly and lovable library cat. With a dash of humor, a dash of romance and a few dashes of suspense, Bu
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Melissa
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was approved of this book from Netgalley!
Every time I pick up one of Allison book's! I am immediately drawn to them.
I like the book talks bout book's in a book. She has very good plots.
I enjoy the story has a cat named Smoky Joe. I really favored the character Carrie in the story she always wants in on a case! .
The cover was eye catching made me want to read it more.
The book released September 10, 2019! hope you pre order your copy. hope to see more in the series love it.
Kelly
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! Looking forward to more books in this series! Well-written with great characters.
Amary Chapman
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Singleton works in the Clover Ridge Library. It appears only Carrie, her niece and her cat can see Harriet, whose been haunting the library since her untimely death.
Carrie is in the midst of helping her girlfriend Angela, who also works at the library plan her wedding. She is also waiting impatiently for her boyfriend Dylan, a private investigator, to come back to town.
Add homeless people and a hospitalized co-worker and Carrie is getting stretched thin. Dorothy the co-worker has secret
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Darcey Tomasino
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A cat, a library, and a cozy mystery? Yes, please! I quite enjoyed this book. The mystery wasn't too difficult to solve, but it was fun to read. I had never read the any books from the series, but that didn't affect my experience. Thank you, Netgalley, for the ARC.
Brenda Freeman
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Once again Carrie I’d drawn into solving a crime by Evelyn, the ghost spirit in the library. Meanwhile her boyfriend is moving his business closer to home, so more boyfriend time is near.
Blaine DeSantis
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Just wanted to say that I received a free copy of this book from the folks at NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books in return for an honest review. This is the first book I have read in the series and by the author and I had an enjoyable time with the book. I liked the beginning of the book, but as it went on I got rather perturbed with the heroine, Carrie, who works in the library and has a very good job but whom apparently has no computer or research skills. Having a daughter who is a professional ...more
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Carrie Singleton works as a librarian in the town of Clover Ridge, Connecticut. She's been asked to be the new Sunshine Delegate - who sends cards and gifts to employees - and unfortunately her first assignment is Dorothy Hawkins, who dislikes Carrie because she believes Carrie's job should have gone to her.

When Carrie visits Dorothy in the hospital, she tells her that her husband tried to kill her. Carrie doesn't know what to think, but allows it to pass. Then, when Dorothy is murdered, she won
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Jeanie
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This series just keeps getting better! Take one black-clad goth girl with purple hair, put her in a small-town public library, give her a promotion that results in a new outlook. Voila! Carrie is a respected and loved member of Clover Ridge. No longer defined by her family history or rebellion, Carrie has roots in the town, special boyfriend Dylan, an irreplaceable, heroic cat Smoky Joe, and her father is on the straight and narrow for the first time. I love most of these three-dimensional chara ...more
Lesa
While I have some nitpicking complaints about Allison Brook's third Haunted Library mystery, Buried in the Stacks, I'll save those and my recommendation for the conclusion. Brook does bring up a troublesome issue in public libraries; how to handle the homeless issue so they feel welcome and other customers don't feel threatened.

Carrie Singleton was hired at the Clover Ridge, Connecticut, public library, even though she presented herself as a confused Goth girl at the time. Now, she's head of pro
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