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Death Overdue by Allison Brook
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really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-cozy
Read 2 times. Last read November 24, 2018 to December 14, 2018.

I’m always on the lookout for good cozy paranormal mysteries and I recently found the first book in the Haunted Library series. Death Overdue introduces a heroine with a troubled past who takes over as Events Manager in a small town library. While adjusting to the quirky staff, both nasty and nice, she meets a resident ghost who is ready to help her when her first guest speaker-a retired detective -keels over dead just as he is about to name a killer in their midst. To save her new job, Carrie digs into the cold case the detective was working.
The story is full of twists and turns and intriguing characters. The author does an excellent job of weaving two cases together, one a fifteen year old cold case and the other in the immediate present. There are a few little points where the behaviour is a bit dated-at a big family Thanksgiving dinner, only the women take care of the dishes while the menfolk sit on their butts and eventually move to the den to watch the game. But generally the writing is strong and the story well constructed.
Death Overdue is a great start to this series and I’m already looking for the next book.

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Reading Progress

July 22, 2018 – Started Reading
July 23, 2018 – Shelved
July 23, 2018 – Finished Reading
November 24, 2018 – Started Reading
December 14, 2018 – Finished Reading
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: mystery-cozy

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