Checked Out for Murder: A Haunted Library Mystery

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Carrie Singleton has settled into a routine of romantic dinners with her boyfriend Dylan and her job at the library where she gets to hang out with her favorite ghost, Evelyn. She even makes a good amateur sleuth. When Daphne Marriott walks into the library hoping to hold a psychic program, Carrie couldn’t have predicted that she would soon have to investigate the woman’s murder or that the woman’s brother would task Carrie with finding the mother who abandoned them after the murder of their father. As if a murderer on the loose wasn’t enough, Carrie also has to deal with her mother, who is in town with her husband working on his new movie.

Carrie’s life is full and happy with a steady relationship, a job she loves, and the ghost that haunts the library. Things have turned upside down due to her uncanny ability to solve murders and her re-connection with her once criminal father, but she’s never been happier. Now another murder mystery begins when a psychic is murdered and Carrie ends up helping the family. Relationships with mothers are at the center of the mystery, with Carrie helping her own mother when her husband lands himself in trouble. The relationship with Dylan is sweet and steady, which contrasts with the drama of her mother’s relationship. The story incorporates drama, humor, and intrigue into a lighthearted and charming read that cozy mystery fans won’t be able to put down.

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Author Allison Brook
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane
Publish Date 2020-Sep-08
ISBN 9781643854472 Buy this Book
Issue January 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller