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By Book or By Crook: A Lighthouse Library Mystery - Community Reviews back

by Eva Gates
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 2 years ago
I finished this back in June, so some details are fuzzy. Lucy previously worked at the Harvard Library and is now a new librarian at Bodie Island's public library, which is housed inside a lighthouse. There are a few folks who aren't thrilled that she got the job, but for the most part Lucy loves h...
loribonesscaswell
loribonesscaswell rated it 4 years ago
Dollycas’s ThoughtsTwo of my favorite things, libraries, and lighthouses, so when they are combined it really gets me excited.Lucy Richardson is the newest librarian at The Bodie Island Lighthouse Library but her hiring has some people quite twitterpated. One thought the job should have been hers, o...
loribonesscaswell
loribonesscaswell rated it 4 years ago
Dollycas’s ThoughtsTwo of my favorite things, libraries, and lighthouses, so when they are combined it really gets me excited.Lucy Richardson is the newest librarian at The Bodie Island Lighthouse Library but her hiring has some people quite twitterpated. One thought the job should have been hers, o...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 6 years ago
I hemmed and hawed about how to rate this book because it's a good story, with a fantastic setting (a library in a lighthouse!) and good characters. But it is the worst book I've ever read for editing by a major publisher ever. Quickly: Lucy moves away from her old-money family in Boston to liv...
Mystereity
Mystereity rated it 7 years ago
Good for the first in a new series. I'm a sucker for stories set in a coastal community, and a library set in a lighthouse is a cute touch. The plot had a lot of twists and turns, kept me guessing until the end. The secondary characters weren't fleshed out very well, mostly just one-dimensional s...
lisaakelley3
lisaakelley3 rated it 7 years ago
With BY BOOK OR BY CROOK, the first book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series, author Eva Gates is off to a great start to what will be a wonderful series. The setting is this story is stellar. A library in a lighthouse on the Outer Banks? Yes! More please. Protagonist Lucy Richardson is sm...
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