By Book or by Crook

By Book or by Crook

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Penguin Putnam
Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!

For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sunand some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakerywill help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.

Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mysteryand she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending....


Random House, Inc.
Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!

For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.
 
Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun—and some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakery—will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.
 
Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery—and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending....

Baker & Taylor
Seriously determined to rewrite her life, Lucy, leaving her job poring over the rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library behind, arrives in the Outer Banks where she lands a librarian job at the lighthouse library that seems like a dream come true until theft and murder enter the picture. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

After her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy escapes to the Outer Banks to heal and finds her dream job at a lighthouse library on Bodie Island, until a theft and a murder ensnares Lucy in a real-life mystery.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2015
ISBN: 9780451470935
Branch Call Number: PB MYSTERY GAT
Characteristics: 339 p. ;,18 cm.

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derhofnarr May 03, 2016

Call me a curmudgeon, but when I got to page 156 I was a wee perturbed to read " . . . a rare-book dealer would ask for proof of providence, so he must want it for his own collection,"
The word is "provenance" and I wonder where the editor was. Yes, there *is* a character in the book prone to malapropisms - but it's *not* the librarian, whose line this is. Aside from that pulling me out of the story, it was an ok read. I was surprised to see "waived" used instead of "waved" earlier in the book - but that seemed more of a typo and not quite so egregious.

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egandalf
Nov 17, 2015

This book was poorly edited and was obviously a first attempt at writing.

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IrishMoon
Oct 03, 2015

This is such as great new series!

LaughingOne Apr 24, 2015

I really enjoyed this first book in a new series: Lighthouse library mystery. I do wish that the characters could have had more distinctive voices (distinctive from each other) as they do seem to all have a kind of sameness to them and yet I think they are distinct individuals. And I'd like that to be more obvious. Lucy is a bit more hesitant than I expected, which was a shame.

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