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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 Haven House committee, but quickly learns that it may be used for illegal activities. 

As the new Sunshine Delegate, Carrie heads to the hospital to visit her cantankerous colleague, Dorothy, who had fallen outside the local supermarket. She tells Carrie that her husband tried to kill her - and that he murdered her Aunt Evelyn, the library's resident ghost, six years earlier. 

And then Dorothy is murdered - run off the road as soon as she returns to work. Evelyn implores Carrie to find her niece's killer, but that's no easy task: Dorothy had made a hobby of blackmailing her neighbors and colleagues. Carrie, Evelyn, and Smoky Joe the cat are on the case, but are the library cards stacked against them?

©2019 Allison Brook (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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  • 23-09-20

Unlikable Main

The main character, Carrie, got on my last nerve. I can't find anything about her that I liked(I have read Death Overdue, Read and Gone, and this 3rd installment). Run Dylan...I wanted to like this series and I like the other characters especially Smokey Joe, but Carrie...I Just Can't. The bookcovers are great, but I won't be continuing with this series.

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  • Kathleen Kendler
  • 28-09-20

Better in audio

Buried in the Stacks is the third book in The Haunted Library Mysteries series.
This is a standalone book. I have read them all but think you won’t be left in the dark by starting with this one.
The narrator greatly enhanced this story. When I read it a few years ago, I rated it a 3.5 but the audio has me increasing my rating.
It was a quick read and the spirit of Evelyn helps the story along. I did find inconsistencies within the story and did have to suspend disbelief beyond the spirit. Carrie's character is now thinking before placing herself in harms way. She is actively avoiding rushing into situations with concern for her welfare. She realizes there are a lot of people that care about her.

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  • bbhkir
  • 14-10-20

Needs a better editor

So much repetition... Told us someone was a favorite niece at least three times. Too much fluff details but without the writing or vocabulary to back it up.. 'each room was decorated in various colors'

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  • phyliss
  • 07-09-20

A fun piece of fluff

This is a fun book. Easy to listen to.if the narration used some diff voices, and there wasn’t such long gaps between chapters it would be a perfect piece of fun entertainment.

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  • Cindy
  • 27-09-20

Cozy mystery

Good story line and I enjoyed the characters. One thing that gets old is the repeat information given in each book. One time is ok but repeating the same story line 2-3 times in a book is too much.

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  • Monina Otero
  • 02-03-21

Great Cozy Mystery book

I really am loving this series of cozy mysteries . Great characters, nice voice for all of them. Great narrator.

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  • evie troost
  • 20-02-21

So hoping it would change

I listened to this as well as the previous 2 books and honestly I was hoping for some character growth or differences in the stories.
All 3 seemed to be recycled...main character is immature and a bit self absorbed..I got really tired of hearing everything she ate through all 3 books..Turkey and avocado sandwiches are a repeat meal in all 3 books.
The books were all set in a span of only a few months,in which she fell so in love with a man she hardly knows and is thinking marriage , has solved multiple mysteries and murders and repeatedly told us how rarely she wears eye makeup to work,every meal she’s eaten and every sip of wine,blah blah blah... I really wanted these to be different,but after this 3rd book I am done..I wanted to like these and gave them an honest chance but it was so repetitive and so unrealistic to me.

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  • sjg
  • 03-02-21

Too much social Consciousness

Social consciousness is good - maybe a little less in what is supposed to be a mystery story. It's tough to write a novel, so I figure there is no reason to pan the book, but I didn't finish it. I think there are likely readers that would love it; just check the sample before buying in. The narrator did a good job.

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  • Bby :)
  • 16-01-21

Glitchy

Chapter 24 is a mess....Evelyns character seems whiny and there’s no clear path through the storyline. I lived the other two so this was very disappointing.

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  • Mah
  • 20-12-20

very slow....

well..very slow , and boring. too much filler not enough story! struggled to finish it.