National bestselling author Eva Gatess fifth Lighthouse Library mystery will carry fans of Miranda James and Jenn McKinlay to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.Dark deeds in the Lighthouse Library threaten to send Lucy Richardsons soon-to-be-wed cousin Josie to an early til-death-do-us-part.Winter falls on North Carolinas 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 fianc, 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. Gloria doesn't do small and simple, and cousin Mirabelle has her own ideas for Josie's wedding, something grand and lavishand paid for by Josie's parents, of coursethat will kickstart her fledgling event planning business and get her work shown on the covers of wedding ma...
|Title||:||Something Read, Something Dead|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Something Read, Something Dead Reviews
When I first started this book, I was worried. It wasn’t starting as greatly as I had anticipated it to be. But luckily the slow beginning was an anomaly. It got much better from then on. I think the main problem I had was that I had not read any previous books in this series so I was reeling a bit trying to get my mind around who was who. Then at some point about a third of the way through, BAM, I was there in the sweet spot and everything was making sense in my brain.
The mystery was well-craft ...more
The lighthouse has a crack threatening continuing library operations unless significant funds are raised. Josie's upcoming wedding brings in distant relatives from New Orleans who think she's way behind on her wedding planning and try to take over. When one of them shows up dead, Josie becomes a suspect. The state police send in their own detective since the local law enforcement know the main suspect too well. Officer Watson doesn't even try to dissuade Lucy from her investigation in his usual ...more
Something Old (the sweet Southern Grandma), Something New (a horrible crack in the lighthouse foundation), Something Borrowed (time while Lucy and her friends try to figure out who killed cousin Mirabelle), and Something Blue (cousin Josie and her fiancé who are the chief suspects). Great plot and some useful suggestions on how to handle pushy - overbearing grand dame's and manipulative cousins while planning a wedding. Not that weddings aren't complicated enough but to add murder and mystery is ...more
This is the fifth installment of the Lighthouse Library series. It's January on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Lucy's cousin Josie, the owner of a successful bakery, is planning her wedding to restaurant owner Jake. Josie wants to keep the wedding small and intimate but her grandmother and cousins from New Orleans arrive to plan a bridal shower. Lucy offers to host it at the Lighthouse library and all is going well, until her cousin Mirabelle dies of poisoning and Josie is the prime suspe ...more
I was very happy that another book in this series has been published. I enjoy Lucy and residents of the quaint Outer Banks Island.. A book you don't want to put down until the mystery is solved.
As Josie's impending nuptials are coming, unexpected things happen that Lucy needs to unravel before the wedding.. Anyone with offbeat and meddling family members will smile at Lucy and Josie's grandmother. With suspicion running high that Josie may have poisoned a person with her baked goods, Lucy is de ...more
Lucy Richardson is assisting her soon-to-be-wed cousin with her wedding plans. When the relatives descend on them with plans of their own, Lucy has to make a strategy to keep them out of the way. But, someone has gone too far and one of the relatives is poisoned. Can Lucy find the clues to bring this culprit to justice?
This was a great cozy mystery. The plot was so absorbing and compelling that I stayed up late to find out whodunit. The characters were dastardly created and kept me guessing. Luc ...more
I'll admit I dropped Eva Gates' cozy Lighthouse Mystery series for a little while. Perhaps it was just my own over-indulgence in cozy mysteries right then. But, Something Read, Something Dead was an enjoyable mystery. And, Lucy Richardson didn't bother me in this one as she did in an earlier book. Lucy has come into her own. For a little while, she was too submissive for my taste.
Lucy and her friends enjoy the plans for Josie O'Malley's wedding. Josie is Lucy's favorite cousin, and owner of a ba ...more
I want to like this series more than I do. The Outer Banks setting with a public library in an historic lighthouse are appealing, and I even like Lucy, the protagonist, and her friends and coworkers. It's just not that interesting, and I tire of the catty fights between women (maybe that's just me). Louise Jane isn't as nasty as usual this time around, which is refreshing, but the central conflict is related to Josie's upcoming wedding, which brings her horrifying grandmother, aunts, and cousins ...more