The spook in the stacks / Eva Gates.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Halloween in North Carolina's Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body. Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. Unfortunately, while the library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends, Jay becomes one of the dearly departed in the rare books section. Now, it's up to Lucy Richardson and her fellow librarians to bone up on their detective skills and discover who is responsible for this wicked Halloween homicide.
    • Notes:
      Sequel to: Reading up a storm.
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    • ABNT:
      GATES, E. The spook in the stacks. [s. l.]: Crooked Lane, 2018. ISBN 9781683315803. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Gates E. The Spook in the Stacks. Crooked Lane; 2018. Accessed December 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Gates, E. (2018). The spook in the stacks. Crooked Lane. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gates, Eva. 2018. The Spook in the Stacks. A Lighthouse Library Mystery. Crooked Lane.
    • Harvard:
      Gates, E. (2018) The spook in the stacks. Crooked Lane (A Lighthouse library mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 13 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gates, E 2018, The spook in the stacks, A Lighthouse library mystery, Crooked Lane, viewed 13 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Gates, Eva. The Spook in the Stacks. Crooked Lane, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gates, Eva. The Spook in the Stacks. A Lighthouse Library Mystery. Crooked Lane, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gates E. The spook in the stacks [Internet]. Crooked Lane; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 13]. (A Lighthouse library mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1

Lucy Richardson hates Halloween, but she's coping for the sake of her patrons at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Then Jay Ruddle, retired furniture magnate, arrives in town to determine if the library is the right place to donate his archive of historical maritime documents. His granddaughter, Julia, comes along, to the delight of town eccentric Teddy Kowalski; unfortunately, so does the handsome curator, Greg. Then, during a daytime ghost-story program, Jay is found dead in the library's rare-books room. The case is complicated by the arrival of Julia's estranged, newly married mother and the appearance of a ghostly horse—which only Lucy can see—out on the marshes. With the help of Charles, the library cat, Lucy tries to balance her inquiries with her library work and her uncertain relationship with Connor, the town mayor, fighting for reelection. Gates (By Book or by Crook, 2015) creates an atmosphere that perfectly balances the chill of a spooky night with small-town coastal charm in a mystery that will delight bookish cozy fans. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 April #2

Gates (a pen name for Vicki Delaney) graduates from mass market to hardcover with her lively fourth Lighthouse Library mystery (after 2016's Reading Up a Storm). A few days before Halloween, recently retired multimillionaire Jay Ruddle and his grown granddaughter, Julia, visit the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library in Nags Head, N.C. Jay, an Outer Banks native, is considering giving the library his extensive collection of 16th- to 18th-century documents regarding North Carolina's nautical history. When he is found strangled in the rare book room a few days later, the police suspect Julia, who wanted to keep the collection in the family and recently quarreled with her grandfather about its disposition. Theodore Kowalski, a rare-book collector who has taken a shine to Julia, begs assistant librarian Lucy Richardson to investigate. Book lovers will envy Lucy's dream of a life, working in a wonderful library, surrounded by amusing friends, not to mention a fine feline companion and a handsome suitor. Cozy fans will look forward to her further adventures. Agent: Kim Lionetti, BookEnds Literary Agency. (June)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.