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By Book Or By Crook

(2015)
(The first book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series)
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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....

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"A library in a lighthouse? And a cat? Sign me up! A fun read for all cozy fans." - Laurie Cass

"This is a first-rate cozy mystery featuring a spunky librarian, a captivating book collection, an intriguing lighthouse, and plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading until dawn." - Daryl Wood Gerber

"By Book or By Crook is a smart whodunit. Assistant librarian Lucy, is a likeable heroine among an engaging cast of supporting characters." - Sofie Kelly


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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: By Book or By Crook (A Lighthouse Library Mystery)
Author(s): Eva Gates
ISBN: 0-451-47093-1 / 978-0-451-47093-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: By Book Or By Crook (A Lighthouse Library Mystery)
Author(s): Eva Gates
ISBN: 1-4104-8117-4 / 978-1-4104-8117-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: By Book or by Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery, 1)
Author(s): Eva Gates
ISBN: 1-4945-1466-4 / 978-1-4945-1466-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: By Book or by Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery, 1)
Author(s): Eva Gates
ISBN: 1-4945-6466-1 / 978-1-4945-6466-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: By Book or by Crook: Lighthouse Library Mystery Series # 1
Author(s): Eva Gates
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: By Book or by Crook: Lighthouse Library Mystery Series # 1
Author(s): Eva Gates
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: By Book or By Crook (A Lighthouse Library Mystery 1)
Author(s): Eva Gates
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU