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Death Overdue

(2017)
(The first book in the Haunted Library Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
2017 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel (nominee)

Ghosts, books, and cats, oh my!—introducing a ‘spirited’ cozy mystery series about a sleuthing Connecticut librarian and her paranormal sidekick.

When a retired detective drops dead at Carrie’s small-town library, she and her ghostly companion set out to find the culprit . . .
 
Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she’s offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired homicide detective, Al Buckley, who claims he knows who murdered Laura Foster, a much-loved part-time library aide who was bludgeoned to death 15 years earlier. As he invites members of the audience to share stories about Laura, he suddenly keels over and dies.

The medical examiner reveals that poison is what did him in and Carrie feels responsible for having surged forward with the program despite pushback from her director. Driven by guilt, Carrie’s determined to discover who murdered the detective, convinced it’s the same man who killed Laura all those years ago. Luckily for Carrie, she has a friendly, knowledgeable ghost by her side. But as she questions the shadows surrounding Laura’s case, disturbing secrets come to light and with each step Carrie takes, she gets closer to ending up like Al . . . Now it’s due or die for Carrie in
Death Overdue the delightful first in a new cozy series by Allison Brook.


Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Brook weaves together a spunky protagonist, a quaint setting, and a ghost with a mind of her own to create a book that cozy readers will be dying to check out." - Lucy Arlington

"A charming cozy town, a spunky heroine and a mystery that grabs you from page one. Death Overdue is a delight!" - Peg Cochran

"Books and ghosts...what could be more fun! Add two plucky librarians (one who just happens to be dead), throw in a baffling murder, and you’ve got the perfect combination that keeps readers turning pages." - Kylie Logan

"A ’spirited’ start to a fun new mystery series that kept me guessing to the end. Ghosts, libraries, and cats—all my favorite cozy things fill the pages of Death Overdue." - Diane A S Stuckart


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