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Read and Buried

(Lighthouse Library Mystery #6)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  149 reviews
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.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse Library Classic Novel Book Club is reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne while workers dig into the earth to repair the Lighthouse Library's foundations. The digging halts when Lucy pulls a b
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Kindle Edition, 325 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books (first published October 8th 2019)
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Phrynne
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5000-2019
I just did something I very rarely do and entered a series at book 6 instead of starting at the beginning. I was tempted when I came across this eye catching cover and a blurb which promised me a library in a lighthouse!

Read and Buried turned out to be a charming and fun cosy mystery. There was indeed a
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Juli
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read and Buried
Author: Eva Gates

I enjoy this series and read each book as soon as it comes out. I'm a North Carolinian...and it's set in one of my favorite spots on the NC coast -- Nag's Head! I've been to the tippy top of Bodie Lighthouse and gone out on the walkway. All 214 winding metal stairs. I'm afraid of heights, but still enjoyed the view! Each time I read this series, I do have to remind myself that author's often take license with real places. Bodie Lighthouse is not
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LORI CASWELL
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Repairs are underway at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library and a surprising discovery is made. A notebook, with a loose page of mysterious code and a map that had been buried underground for years. To find its value the code needs to be cracked and it isn’t easy. Many try and many fail. Correlations are drawn between the notebook and the book the library’s Classics Book Club is now reading, Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.

Everyone see
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Shelly
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great premise! A civil war-era diary, map and coded message are found at the construction site of the lighthouse library. It's not long before the map and the coded message are stolen, with a dead body left in the wake of the theft. What is the map? Who made it? Why a coded message? These are the answers many people are seeking in this installment of A Lighthouse Library Mystery series. Lucy feels the urge to answer these questions before the dangerous murderer does and more mayhem is unleashed. ...more
Gail C.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cozy Mystery Lovers
The sixth book in Eva Gates Lighthouse Library Mystery series is again set on North Carolina's Outer Banks. This novel opens with work being done to shore up the historic library and a coordinating children’s construction zone where the young library guests can practice their digging skills and pretend to be part of the construction project. Lucy, the protagonist of this series is in the library when the construction foreman comes in to announce all the library staff needs to follow him outside. ...more
JoAn
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
Read and Buried by Eva Gates is another outstanding addition to this series. I was so excited to see this book was going to be available in October since I really love visting the Outer Banks and the Bodie Island Lighthouse.

Ms. Gates has again written a complex mystery with a quickly paced plot, several suspects and plenty of twists. Lucy swears she's not going to be involved this time but she can't resist when another library co-worker has old ties to the victim. All of the characte
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Gloria
I am enjoying this series with a fun concept of a library in a lighthouse and a great setting in Nag's Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. What a great place it would be, to be able to live and work in a lighthouse as our resident librarian Lucy has the pleasure of working in the library and living on the fourth floor.
It is summer and construction workers are digging around the foundation of the lighthouse repairing a crack when they stumble upon a metal box. Everyone held their breath t
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Patty
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read and Buried by Eva Gates is the 6th book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series, and another great addition. Lucy Richardson is a librarian on the outer banks of North Caroline. The library is in a lighthouse, and Lucy lives above the library. The library is undergoing repairs to fix the foundation. When a metal box is found buried under the foundation, everyone wants to get a hold of the papers inside. When the body of a man in the historical society, is found in the library after he brok ...more
Lori
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
When the crew working to stabilize the lighthouse discovers a metal box with a diary enclosed, they call the library's director down to the construction hole. Unwilling to go herself, she sends assistant director Lucy Richardson down. When they examine it with gloves and tweezers, they find a couple of pieces of paper tucked inside. One is a map. The other appears to be a coded message. Several persons were present when the discovery was made. When Lucy returns to the lighthouse library after an ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Read and Buried is the 6th book in the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates which is a pen-name for Vicky Delany. This book was my favourite so far in the series. I liked how many characters were involved in the disappearance of the map and code, which also meant they were suspects in the murder. I love puzzles and the plot involving the code was very interesting to me. This story hooked me right from the start. The mysterious box that was discovered several feet underground near the bottom of ...more
Jerri Cachero
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summer, a library in a lighthouse, likable and fun characters, history, an adorable but opinionated cat all add up to the perfect cozy mystery!

When a civil war era map, diary and a mysterious code are found buried by the lighthouse library, the town goes "treasure" crazy. Academics, city hall, historians, townspeople all want to be the first to crack the code and discover the secrets inside the documents. Unfortunately, for one eager hunter, the map and diary lead to murder. Lucy and
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Bridget
As a lover of cozy mysteries, I knew I would be onto a winner with this sixth book in ‘A Lighthouse Library Mystery’ series! Read and Buried ticked all the right boxes before I had even started reading.

The setting – a library in a lighthouse, no less – and an eye-catching front cover – all the makings of a great read for me. The concept of a library in a lighthouse is incredibly alluring and the thought of living and working there even more so. This location is particularly enticing
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Kristina
Read and Buried is the sixth story in A Lighthouse Library Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone for those readers who are new to the series. I just love the description of this beautiful library inside the old lighthouse. The author states at the beginning of the book that she took creative license with the size of the building because the actual lighthouse is barely big enough for the staircase to the top (think of it as a stationary TARDIS). There is a cast of characters that include ...more
Micky Cox
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the best book of the series so far! The mystery was intriguing and entertaining with a well thought out plot with plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged. The characters were well developed with interesting personalities with auxiliary characters becoming even more fleshed out. The relationships between the main character and the auxiliary characters also went a step deeper in this book keeping the reader engaged and interested to see what happens next in the lives of the characte ...more
Nancy Baker
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Librarian Lucy Richardson finds out just how fast news and rumors spread when an old metal box is found buried at the foot of the lighthouse library. Inside the box is a weather diary, a map and possibly some sort of code. The next thing you know multiple people are trying to get their hands on the map and one of those people ends up dead.

This easy to read cozy has an interesting cast of characters and a great setting. I have not read the other books in this series but had no trouble
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Micky Cox
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the best book of the series so far! The mystery was intriguing and entertaining with a well thought out plot with plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged. The characters were well developed with interesting personalities with auxiliary characters becoming even more fleshed out. The relationships between the main character and the auxiliary characters also went a step deeper in this book keeping the reader engaged and interested to see what happens next in the lives of the characte ...more
Jeanie
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, favorites
This is a perfect series for me! Lucy works in a library and lives on the 4th floor of a historic lighthouse on the ocean with a gorgeous, protective cat, nearby family, and friends. I can almost feel the warm ocean lapping around my feet, so well is it written! Major, required structural repairs are underway on the Bodie Island Lighthouse, and a mystery is unearthed that has been literally under their feet for nearly 150 years.

The contractors working on the lighthouse find a tin box
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Patricia Romero
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lighthouse Library Mystery #6

When we last left Lucy and The Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, Lucy and Bertie were thinking of ways to raise money to repair the foundation. Now the work is not far from completion. The Book Club is reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.  Quite apt with the huge equipment digging all around the library and way down.

Things are humming along when the foreman comes running in demanding Bertie and Lucy follow him to the dig s
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Fred
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-4
Read And Buried is the sixth book in the A Lighthouse Library Mystery series.

Repairs are progressing on the repairs to the lighthouse and even the children have their construction site so they can learn that anyone can work in construction. Repairs come to halt when an old tin box is found by the construction workers who turn it over to Lucy and Bertie. There is a meeting with the local historical society regarding the upcoming Settler’s Day program. When the box is opened all it con
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Carole Jarvis
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2Vmo6r9

Read and Buried by Eva Gates is an entertaining cozy mystery that blends appealing characters, atmospheric setting, and historical detail. The combination of a lighthouse and a library makes for a great setting for any story. But a library in a lighthouse? Even better! Whether writing as Eva Gates or Vicki Delany, this author delivers wonderful cozy mysteries.

I love how creative license comes into play, as the author shares that the actual lig
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Jessica Robbins
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I think this series gets more addicting each time we get a new book. The historic lighthouse attached to the library has developed a huge foundation crack that requires repairs. These are underway when the workers discover a long buried box with unknown contents. Once they open it everyone starts fighting for it because one sheet of paper looks like a map and the other a hidden code. Before e
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Ann
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
This is book 6 in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series and it can be read as a stand alone. The book club at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library is reading Journey to the Center of the Earth to coincide with the repair to cracks in the foundation to the library. When the contractor finds an old tin box with a Civil War era map of the island the public is going crazy hunting treasure with someone willing to murder to get that box. Now Lucy and her friends must solve the murder before any more pe ...more
Betty
The sixth book in the Lighthouse mysteries finds work on the construction to stabilize the foundation of Lighthouse stopped because a box has been buried near the foundation. Lucy Richardson retrieves the tin box and brings it to the libraries conference room to open it. Rumor has there is a map to the area and there is a panic reaction to know what is in the box. It is locked in Bertie's office. The next morning the body of Jeremy Huges is found in the office and it had been ransacked. The box ...more
Karen Hollins-Stallman
Read and Buried is the 6th instalment in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series by Eva Gates. I had no problem following along with the characters and reading the book as a standalone. (I own a few and they are in my tbr pile but now really do want to read them!)

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.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse Library Classic Novel Book Club is readi
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Guylou
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read and Buried

This is the sixth book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series by Eva Gates. I discovered the series last year and absolutely love these light cozy mystery novels. There is rarely a dull moment at the Lighthouse Library. A very old book is discovered while the construction crew is digging around the lighthouse. The book is a weather diary and it contains two loose sheets of paper. One has a complicated code and the other is an old map of the Outer Banks with numbers spread over it. The news of
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Kathy Martin
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the sixth in the Bodie Lighthouse Library Mystery series and the first I've read. It worked quite well as a stand-alone. Librarian Lucy Richardson is the one who has to climb into the put dug by construction workers repairing the lighthouse foundation who found a deeply buried box. Since this happened in the middle of the work day, quite a few people were there for the unveiling including some members of the historical society who were there planning a community event.

Many we
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Mary
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have given this book five stars because while I was reading it, I could not put it down. I had to take it with me when I went with my daughter and grandchildren shopping.

This is a wonderful book. Lucy Richardson is a librarian who lives and works in the Outer Banks area in North Carolina. She Lives in a small apartment at the top of the lighthouse where the Library is located. So she just needs to go down to the first floor to go to work.

The Lighthouse Library is under construction to modern
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Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-book
Eve Gates has pulled out all the stops and written another fantastic page turner of a book!

We open with essential building works being done to the lighthouse (more to the point the foundations of the lighthouse!) when the contractor comes in requesting that Bertie (the library manager) comes outside, apparently the workmen have found something in the hole and they need Bertie to see it - she has claustrophobia though and so Lucy dons a hard hat and goes down to see, what they find is
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Toni
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the sixth book in the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates.

This was a fun book with a complex mystery and quirky characters. The entire code-breaking scenario was wonderful and had me on the edge of my seat. I was biting my fingernails wondering if they would ever find a clue to the substitution cipher. This book had all the bells and whistles that made a compelling mystery that keeps you interested from the beginning to the end.

When a Civil War era di
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Dawn Michelle
I had said I was NOT going to read anymore of this series - I was just not happy with the characters and how the stories went etc etc and then the author left the last book in such a way, that I knew I would have to read the new one when it [if it did] came out. Turns out, I am actually glad I did.
I can barely believe it, but I think the author has hit her stride with this series finally and they are actually not painful to read and it was both a very good story AND a very good mystery!! I read
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Eva Gates is a pseudonym of Vicki Delany.

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