Friday, October 20, 2017

Death Overdue by Allison Brooke - #review #giveaway

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 fifteen 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.



Bibliophiles love a library.  Bibliophiles who enjoy mysteries with a touch of the supernatural will adore Death Overdue by Allison Brooke.  It's about a haunted library!  Luckily for Carrie, our heroine, the ghostie here is of a former librarian, and she is quite the helpful apparition. 

Carrie has some issues with her co-workers.  Hey, who doesn't, am I right?  And at her first big event in her new job, the speaker is murdered.  Not the makings for a stellar career position.  But between Carrie and her ghostly sidekick, research is conducted and clues are found and developed both on the computer and in dusty storerooms full of old town records.

The story was entertaining before the murder, and downright exciting afterwards!  This was very much a 'just one more chapter' book for me, and by that I mean I probably should have gone to sleep but I just had to read 'one more chapter' before I went to bed.  (Who knew a chapter could be that long? J/K).  Great pacing here as well.

Death Overdue is the first of a series of "Haunted Library" books.  I just have one question.  Where do I sign up for a library card so I can go back again and again?



Allison Brook is the pseudonym for Marilyn Levinson, who writes mysteries, romantic suspense and novels for kids. She lives on Long Island and enjoys traveling, reading, watching foreign films, doing Sudoku and dining out. She especially loves to visit with her grandchildren on FaceTime.



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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting me today, LuAnn. So glad you enjoyed reading DEATH OVERDUE!