Eva Gates is a pen name for Canadian crime writer Vicki Delaney that she uses when writing the Lighthouse Library Mystery series. She is a quite versatile writer as she has written everything from cozy mysteries like this to intense police procedural to historical fiction.

Gates/Delany started her career as a Sunday writer in that she only wrote during her free time on the weekends as she worked full-time as a computer programmer. As her children grew older and were less reliant on her, she was able to write more and published her first novels. As she’s gone on she has retired from computer programming to focus on writing full-time.

Publication Order of Lighthouse Library Mystery Books

By Book Or By Crook(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Booked for Trouble(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reading Up a Storm(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spook in the Stacks(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Read, Something Dead(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Read and Buried(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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By Book or By Crook is the first book in the Library Lighthouse Mysteries series. Lucy has worked poring over rare tomes of literature at Harvard Unversity for ten years, but a recent change in her relationship leads her to a new career at a lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island. She considers this place to be her favorite in the world and is thrilled to land this job, but when a priceless Jane Austen novel is stolen and a library board member is murdered, Lucy finds herself getting outside of the books and investigating a mystery of her own.

One of the most popular books in the series is called The Spooks in the Stack. This one has a bit of a horror theme. It’s Halloween and Lucy is hard at work in the rare books section. The library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends for the season when a new ghost is added to the spirit world when a wealthy businessman is found murdered in the rare books section. Lucy and her fellow librarians need to investigate and find out who killed him, and why.

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