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Daphne Marriott strolls into Clover Ridge and informs librarian Carrie Singleton that she's a psychic. But if she had foreseen what fate awaited her, Daphne would have steered clear of the quaint Connecticut town. Evelyn, the library ghost, tells Carrie that there's more to Daphne than she lets on.

The mysterious woman grew up in Clover Ridge with her no-good dad, who apparently met his end at the hands of Daphne's brother, Billy. Still, Daphne proves a welcome distraction when Carrie's overbearing mother hits town. Mom's much younger husband, Tom, is in a movie that's lensing locally, and she's there to keep an eye on him: Tom's costar, sultry Ilana Reingold, is also his ex-fiancée, and there's no denying the chemistry is still there. Soon after mingling with the moviemakers at a meet-and-greet, Daphne is found dead.

Carrie and Evelyn investigate, assisted by bushy-tailed library cat Smoky Joe. But the suspect list could overflow the library shelves. Has Billy killed another relative? Is their long-missing mother involved? Is Daphne's mean ex-husband? Carrie's sure she knows who committed the crime, but can she bind together the clues before the culprit Dewey-decimates the town?

©2020 Allison Brook (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Virginia
  • 16-02-2021

Great character development!

This was a great continuation of the story! I enjoy how the characters develop and the background story is woven in with the new mystery.

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  • WickedCats
  • 29-06-2021

It's okay.

I do like this series and the characters, not so much the main character. I don't know if it's because she was particularly grating in this book, but Carrie seems to let the smallest thing bother her. I read in another review from a book that the author was overly descriptive whenever there was a scene with food. I have to say, I do agree. I found that there were certain inconsistencies in some areas but let that slide. What did drive me nuts though was Carrie saying "we were on the way to becoming good friends" about another character. This was just very annoying. I doubt I will read more in this series. I know there's another book, but I felt that this one was a good enough conclusion to the series for me.

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  • Ruth Ann MacCrum
  • 26-06-2021

Haunted Library Series

I am really enjoying this series. Can't wait for the next book. It is an excellent story.

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  • Beatrice
  • 22-06-2021

meh

Checked Out for Murder is ok but the pace is slow. I'm not sure if I'll get the next one.

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  • Karla
  • 01-06-2021

I did not expect that!

Out of all these books, I was not able to guess who the murderer was. I was not expecting it, very surprised.

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  • AnneGirl256
  • 28-05-2021

Disappointing after the first two

This book in the series was disappointing. Evelyn the ghost and Smoky Joe the cat are the best parts of the series yet barely appear in this novel at all. When Evelyn comes on the scene, her character seems disconnected from the storyline and other characters in a way that she didn’t in the previous installments. Smoky Joe is practically forgotten—just thrown in at the beginning and at the end (thank goodness he’s a cat and not a dog). Library business doesn’t play much of a role here either, another part of the charm of the first two books. Finally, the character of Dylan is awful—he is so controlling in this book, always trying to control what Carrie does and doesn’t do under the guise of trying to “protect” her while he is out and about in the world doing exactly has he pleases. He is a very antiquated incarnation of a love interest. Gross. I will not be listening to further books in the series.

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  • Solomon
  • 17-05-2021

A must too listen

I love this whole series and I hope there will be more in the future.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-2021

good but predictable

The narrator was good very emanated in her voice The plot was predictable It needs a little bit more twist and turns overall a good book

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  • Char
  • 14-04-2021

good

a interesting book the narrator did an excellent job will refer to some of my friends

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  • bttl02
  • 13-04-2021

Cozy

Sweet, Simple and Invigorating is our Sleuth! Look forward to more. Dillon may have a new partner?!

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