I grew up without computers so I still enjoy holding a good book. Enjoy the flopping of the pages and the smell of the paper and ink. Lately, I moved near a used book store and picked up a cozy mystery to read. Not only was it at half price but was also on clearance.
Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates was perfectly situated in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Bodie Island Lighthouse is home to a library and Lucy Richardson, the librarian, along with her feline companion, Charles. In my opinion a book can only be made better with a cat, in this case, a Himalayan.
When a former resident returns after he has made good strange things begin to happen and then he is found dead. What had happened so long ago that would make someone want to kill now?
This is an easy to read book and has chapters just long enough to read during a coffee break at work. I do want to pick up the first two in the series and see what brought Lucy back from Boston and to also find out how her love life continues. So I guess you could say I am hooked. All in all I would recommend this if you are a cozy mystery lover like I am.
And just in case you are a light house lover, go visit the real thing. The Bodie Island Lighthouse is in Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is a fully functioning lighthouse and if you wish to see the spectacular view you are welcome to climb the two hundred fourteen steps to the top. And no, it is not a library. That part, like this book, is fictional.
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…