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Something read something dead, Eva Gates

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Something read something dead
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Something read something dead
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Eva Gates
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eng
Summary
Dark deeds in the Lighthouse Library threaten to send Lucy Richardson's soon-to-be-wed cousin Josie to an early til-death-do-us-part. Winter falls on North Carolina's Outer Banks as Lucy Richardson and her friends joyfully help her favorite cousin, Josie O'Malley, plan her wedding. The owner and head baker of Josie's Cozy Bakery and her fiance, chef Jake Greenblatt, want a small, simple wedding. But to their horror, Josie's imperious grandmother, Gloria, descends with the "Louisiana Mafia," a gaggle of aunts, and cousins who intend to take control of the wedding plans. To smooth the waters, Lucy hosts a bridal shower at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library. But it turns deadly when Mirabelle collapses soon after eating the gluten-free treats that Josie prepared specifically for her. Now, to save her favorite cousin from prison, Lucy will have to bring a crook to book
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  • Gates’s charming fifth Lighthouse Library mystery (after 2018’s The Spook in the Stacks) finds Lucy Richardson of the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library in Nags Head, N.C., and her friends making preparations for the small, simple wedding of Josie O’Malley, owner of Josie’s Cozy Bakery, and her beau, restaurant owner Jake Greenblatt. Then Josie’s overbearing Grandma Gloria and her cousins arrive from New Orleans. The Louisiana Mafia, as Josie calls them, are all set to commandeer the nuptials, making everything bigger, splashier, and more expensive. Tempers flare, feelings are injured, and then, at the bridal shower held in the library, Mirabelle, one of the bridesmaids, is poisoned. Det. Sam Watson gets taken off the case, because he knew practically everyone who attended the shower. He’s replaced by a brash detective from the North Carolina State Police, but that doesn’t stop Sam from wanting his friend Lucy to use her investigative skills in the murder inquiry. Plausible suspects and motives abound. This entry reinforces Gates’s position at the top of the cozy genre. Agent: Kim Lionetti, BookEnds Literary. (Mar.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 01/07/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 1, p)
  • A sleuthing librarian confronts a case uncomfortably close to home. Lucy Richardson quit her job at Harvard to escape her Boston-based mother's matchmaking and fled to her relatives in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she works at the local library. Her cousin Josie, who owns a popular bakery, plans to marry Jake Greenblatt of Jake's Seafood Bar. The low-key, inexpensive winter nuptials they plan are upended by a visit from Josie's paternal grandmother, Gloria O'Malley, who arrives from New Orleans with daughter Mary Anna, niece Florence, and grandniece Mirabelle, all of whom actively push a fancy wedding. To Josie's horror, showy Mirabelle, who runs an event-planning business with Florence, wants to stage the wedding of the year. On top of these problems, Jake's former girlfriend, arriving from New York, insists they get back together, and the library develops a large and dangerous crack in one wall. The former lighthouse that houses the library and Lucy's tiny apartment is beloved of the natives, but where will they get $100,000 to repair it? Lucy manages to keep Josie's bridal shower small, and the bride-to-be bakes a selection of gluten-free treats for the predatory Mirabelle, on the lookout for a third husband, who annoys Lucy by hitting on her boyfriend, Connor McNeil. Things get both better and worse when Mirabelle drops dead in the middle of the shower. The bakery is shut down, and Josie's suspected of poisoning Mirabelle by putting something in the gluten-free pastries that no one else seems to have touched. When the police learn that a superannoyed Josie had threatened Mirabelle, Lucy channels one of her favorite fictional detectives and starts searching for the real killer. The fifth in Gates' sprightly series (The Spook in the Stacks, 2018, etc.) sets romance and a mighty good mystery against a delightful picture of the Outer Banks. (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760217
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YDX
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1951-
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Gates, Eva
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Lighthouse library mystery
Series volume
5
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  • Women librarians
  • Murder
  • Libraries
  • Weddings
  • Lighthouses
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)
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general
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Something read something dead, Eva Gates
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781683319504
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1052875722
Label
Something read something dead, Eva Gates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781683319504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052875722

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