There are some stories that welcome you into their open arms with immersive descriptions and rich characters. Those are the ones that make me happy that cozies often come in parts. Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3) by Eva Gates is a part of a series that I totally sank into into from word one.
From the back of the book:
The national bestselling author of Booked for Trouble returns with another charming mystery set in the most literary lighthouse in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Misfortune blows into North Carolina’s Outer Banks when a dead body in a boat on the shore leaves local librarian Lucy Richardson racing to solve a strange new mystery....
After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast.
The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal—but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later. Lucy finds herself again roped into a murder investigation and navigating a sea of suspects, all of whom had motives to deep-six the deceased. And this time, she has a sinking feeling that finding the real killer won’t be so easy.
This is the third part in the series, but you can start here if you like. It's a fabulous series and so early on that I recommend you grab the first two and start at the beginning. You won't regret it. I was so happy to be back with these characters; I have grown so attached to them. Plus, the setting is so cool! Lighthouses and libraries!
The mystery was so full of twists and turns. I often have the person on a short list for a fair amount of time. Not this time! I was pleasantly surprised that I guessed right but I didn't make that guess until just before the awesome reveal. This is a totally charming, cozy done right. Grab your copy today!
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