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A Haunted Library Mystery, Book 2
Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
Series: A Haunted Library Mystery, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

Twenty million dollars' worth of missing gems bring Carrie Singleton's long-lost and larcenous dad back into her life, and it's up to Carrie to clear his name.

A devoted dad is as precious as diamonds, but Carrie Singleton wouldn't know since her dad Jim's been on the lam most of her life. In an unusual family reunion, she finds Jim breaking into her cottage in the middle of the night. The fun really starts when he begs her to help him recover his half of a 20-million-dollar gem heist he pulled off with the local jeweler, Benton Parr. When she refuses, Jim takes off again. 

Carrie finds her father again behind bars for the recent murder of Benton Parr. Who made the connection? Unbeknownst to her, Carrie's boyfriend, Dylan, an insurance investigator, has been searching for the gems. Determined to find the jewels herself, she starts examining every facet of Parr's life. She turns up a treasure trove of suspects, one of whom bashes her on the head as she's searching the victim's country cabin. 

Retreating to the quiet confines of the library where she works, Carrie watches as Smoky Joe, the resident cat, paws at a hole in the wall. Is he after the library's ghost, Evelyn, or something shinier?

©2018 Allison Brook (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Lynda Turpin
  • 19-12-18

Really like this series....

I enjoyed the first in this series and was looking forward to the second. I wasn't disappointed. The mystery itself was well written, with enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. But I also enjoyed the character developments in the story. That is something that I enjoy about Cozy Mysteries in general - the fact that the characters and their personal lives are as important as the mystery. I like Carrie. She has grown more confident and comfortable in her life since the first book. The entrance of her estranged father threw her at first, but their relationship, and her relationship with Dillon, weathered the ups and downs. I like Carrie's aunt and uncle, and her library friends, who are always there to support her. And, of course, I like Smokey Joe and how he helps solve the mystery. Evelyn (and her friendship with Carrie's niece) is a sweet element in these books. This is a fun and entertaining series, and I hope there will be many more. I have listened to both books several times and I look forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-01-19

Annoying lead character

The lead character is annoying and silly. Her relationship with her father as well as with Dillon is unrealistic. The mystery aspect is ok, but, the romantic part ruins it.

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  • Beatrice
  • 22-01-19

Just ok

This is an ok story but the lead character's immaturity is beyond annoying. I managed to finish the book but I skipped over alot. I won't get the next one.