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Death by beach read : a lighthouse library mystery / Eva Gates.

Gates, Eva, 1951- (author.).


"It's spring in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Lucy and Connor have moved into their new home at last, a historic cottage on the Nags Head Beach. The house needs a lot of renovations, but they worked hard over the winter to get it ready. Lucy is now happily immersed in her work at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, planning her wedding, and decorating the house. That is, until a dead body disrupts their peaceful new abode. The first night Lucy's alone in the house, with the company of Charles the library cat, she hears sounds. Investigating, they see footsteps in the dust of the unfinished living room, and the door to the outside is open. Lucy's reminded that the house is said to be haunted: forty years ago, the teenage daughter of the owners fled in the night and never again stepped foot inside her family home. But the sounds have an all-too-human origin, and one evening, Lucy and Connor find the dead body of a man they don't even recognize in their kitchen. They soon realize he has a long-time connection to their house. Lucy's forced to find out what happened all those years ago and why it's threatening her happiness today. Meanwhile, the Classic Novel Reading Club is reading The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a book about another old house full of secrets. Can Lucy find parallels to her own situation in Hawthorne's fiction before the killer strikes again?"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798885782258
  • Physical Description: 377 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition, unabridged.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
Subject: Richardson, Lucy (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
Libraries > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Lighthouses > Fiction.
Outer Banks (N.C.) > Fiction.
Genre: Large print books.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 1 current hold with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library LP Gates, Eva (Text) 34MO2001814622 Large Print Checked out 04/07/2023

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