Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Grinch of Halloween


By Lucy Richardson of the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates

If there’s a Halloween Grinch, I’m it.

But in that I seem to be in a minority.

It’s late October in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the spooky season is fast approaching. At the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, we’re gearing up to celebrate it in style with displays of the creepy for adults and children. We will keep everything tasteful, of course. (Is that at all possible?). 


We’re having three events that day: one for younger children, one for teenagers, and then an evening party for the adults. Fortunately, the parties are being catered by Josie’s Cozy Bakery, so I know the treats will be to-die-for.  The Saturday before the big day, Louise Jane’s giving a talk on haunted legends of the Outer Banks, and we’re expecting a big turnout for that.  And, if that wasn’t enough, the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library Classic Novel Reading club is reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving.

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I’m surrounded by ghosts.

Fictional ghosts, of course. There’s no such thing as real ghosts.

Or is there? I didn’t really see something moving out in the marsh in the night, did I?


The Lighthouse Library series has moved to Crooked Lane Books, and the fourth in the series, THE SPOOK IN THE STACKS, will be released on June 12. 

Here's a short description:

Halloween in North Carolina’s Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body.

Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. Unfortunately, while the library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends, Jay becomes one of the dearly departed in the rare books section. Now, it’s up to Lucy Richardson and her fellow librarians to bone up on their detective skills and discover who is responsible for this wicked Halloween homicide.

Meanwhile, very strange things are happening at the library―haunted horses are materializing in the marsh, the lights seem to have an eerie life of their own, and the tiny crew of a model ship appears to move around when no one is watching. Is Lucy at her wit’s end? Or can it be that the Bodie Island Lighthouse really is haunted?

With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on everyone’s minds and ghoulish gossip on everyone’s lips, Lucy will need to separate the clues from the boos if she wants to crack this case without losing her head in The Spook in the Stacks.

#GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate its new home, Eva would like to give an advance review copy of The Spook in the Stacks to one lucky reader. Or, for those who haven’t started the series yet, we have a copy of the first, By Book or by Crook, to offer.  Please leave a comment below to enter. US and Canada entries. Contest ends Saturday June 2.


Eva Gates is also National Bestselling author Vicki Delany.  Please visit them at:
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82 comments:

  1. I have not started the series yet and love lighthouses and The Outer Banks,
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Love this series! Dspinlexo at ail dot com

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  3. I love this series because I work in a library, too! Looking forward to this new book.

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  4. I have the first 3 in paperback..have not started them yet..would love a copy of the 4th! I love lighthouses, mysteries and Halloween!!

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  5. I would SO love this!!! Thank you!!!

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  6. Cannot Wait for the fourth book! Just finished listening to the thirst three again to prepare!

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  7. Thank you for the opportunity. I can not wait for thi book to come out!

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  8. Halloween spooky tales are always fun to read...thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  9. Thank you for the opportunity, always looking for a good read

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  10. Sounds like an excellent read.

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  11. Looking forward to the fourth book. The first three were great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. I'm so excited about the new book and I'd love to get it a little early! ��

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  13. I've not been fortunate enough to read the A Lighthouse Library Mystery series, but I would sure love too. That being the case, it may be better to start with #1. :)

    Love the covers and all the books in the series sound like amazing reads. Love lighthouses. We even took one of our bucket list trips 2 years ago up the whole coast of Maine exploring the lighthouses along the way.

    Congratulations on your upcoming release of "The Spook in the Stacks"!

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "By Book or by Crook" so I can start reading this great series!
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  14. Love this series! So happy It's continuing!!
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  15. Lol, my birthday is on Halloween and I’m not a fan of the say either. I use to be as a kid but nope not now! Thanks for the chance to win the book🙂

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  16. I would love to win a copy of The Spook in the Stacks. I have read the previous books. Love the concept of a Library in a lighthouse. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  17. Great series, love that the library is set in a lighthouse.
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  18. I really want to read this series!!��

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  19. I love this series, and, Lucy, I’m with you— not much on Halloween. Rbehling 1916 at ya hoo dot com

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  20. Wonderful series and talented author. Thanks for this lovely feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. This series is my favorite and I look forward to this new book which sounds captivating. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. I have really enjoyed reading this series and would love a chance to read this next book. And it woudl be cool to live in a lighthouse with a lighthouse cat. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  23. Love to read to read sounds like a great book to read

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  24. Love cozy mystery stories. Thanks for the chance

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  25. I am SO excited about the new book! This is one of my favorite cozies- it has everything I love. Books, lighthouses, and cats, oh my!

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    1. Thanks, Sam. Your comments make me pretty happy!

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  26. I have the 1st 3 books and love this series!

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  27. A library in a lighthouse is so unique and it is great to have this written into a series. Being a book
    lover and a cat lover I couldn't ask for a better series to follow.

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  28. I love this series and am so happy that it is continuing with Crooked Lane. I can't wait to read it. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 ay hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I love this series and am so happy it found a new home. I cannot wait for the new release. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway, what a cute cover! I do have the rest of the series just haven't started it yet. barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. The newest book sounds like a great read. I look forward to it.'
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  32. This is a new to me series. It sounds great. Love lighthouses!
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  33. Thank you for the opportunity. I would love to win a copy. I’m so glad this series was able to continue. We vacation in OBX every other year and Halloween is my favorite so can’t wait to read this long awaited book!

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    1. Sounds like the perfect book for you! Good luck in the draw.

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  34. I have read books one and two of the Lighthouse series and really am looking forward to reading more from you. mgeiger30@hotmail.com

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  35. I love holiday themed mysteries and this series as well so thanks for the chance. Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  36. I've honestly been meaning to but I haven't started this series yet. So many books, so little time. Ugh! I love the sound of each and every one of them!!! THanks for the chance to win too!
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  37. I have read the first 3 books in the series. Looking forward to this book. rmmoss2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I have read the first book in this series and loved it! Thank you for the chance to win this one!
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  39. I love OBX & ghost stories. I couldn’t get enough ghost stories from OBX. Since I have never read any of the Lighthouse series, I should start with Book 1 first. This latest book sounds intriguing. (jbas50058@gmail.com)

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  40. I love this series!! I cannot wait for the next installment to come out! Thanks for the chance to win! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  41. I would LOVE to win the new book, The Spook in the Stacks! My fairie garden this season is a nautical theme, complete with a solar powered lighthouse & mermaids. A peaceful place to read your books! I'd love to review this too.
    nschwenkner (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Sounds beautiful, and relaxing

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    2. Congratulations Nancy, you win the copy of The Spook in the Stacks. I'm sending you an email, if you could please reply with your postal address.

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  42. I'm so glad this series is continuing. I really loved the first three books in the series. Great setting for a cozy, a library in a lighthouse on The Outer Banks and Lucy living there with the library cat. Can't wait to read.
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  43. I would love to win the ARC & Halloween is still a wonderful holiday. I am so happy to see this series continue in its new home. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Have not red this series yet but would love too. Thanks for the chance to win!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  45. I would really love to live & work in a library in a lighthouse just like Lucy.
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  46. I love Lucy and her co-workers and am so happy it's time for another book. I've worked in a library for years but never in a lighthouse. I don't think I could manage all those stairs Thanks for the opportunity.

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  47. What a great series you have written!

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  48. Karen W. JohnstonMay 30, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Wow! What a great series. Would love to have a book from it. Thank you for sharing this!

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  49. I am looking foward to reading the newest installment in this series. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  50. So glad you found a new home at Crooked Lane! Looking forward to reading the new book. Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I love ghost cozies and magical libraries and book stores. Thank you for the chance roses at bayland dotnet

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  53. Amy Starr Van DuzenMay 30, 2018 at 11:19 PM

    Would love to continue this fun series! Thanks for the chance! ☺️

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  54. I would love the opportunity to discover a new series of cozy mysteries!
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  55. I have not read this series yet but looking forward to starting it. Thanks for the chance. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  56. I have not yet read this series and looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for the chance. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  57. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I am beyond thrilled that this series will continue!! Can't wait to read this latest entry. Thank you for offering the giveaway. kim7corn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. thanks for the chance! I’ve not started this series yet; book one would be a lovely place to start if I’m lucky enough to win! LaFonRC(at)aol(dot).com

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  60. thanks for the chance! I’ve not started this series yet; book one would be a lovely place to start if I’m lucky enough to win! LaFonRC(at)aol(dot).com

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  61. I've been waiting for the next book in this series to come out! I'd love a chance to read The Spook in the Stacks

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  62. I am a faithful follower of this series and would love to win a print copy of The Spook in the Stacks!! thank you for the chance!

    johnnabooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. I love this series, so excited about new release!

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  64. Great giveaway! Thank you for this opportunity to win! Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  65. Love this series! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  66. Thanks for the chance to win The Spook in the Stacks.
    Have the other books in the series in my TBR pile.
    Carol Smith
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  67. Janiska NordstromMay 31, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    I haven't read this series, I love lighthouses and libraries and cats!

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  68. I'd love to read any of these--ty for the giveaway! legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  69. I had to look up the first one as I had not heard of this series. It looks like a fun one.

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  70. I love this series, especially because I'm a librarian myself (although, sadly, not in a lighthouse.) I'm looking forward to this next book in the series. Thank you for the chance to win! rencw@verizon.net

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  71. Sharo Baker. slpetera@yahoo.comJune 1, 2018 at 2:34 AM

    So far I love this series. Read them whenever I find. This book has to do with one of my favorite holidays.

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  72. So excited for the return of this series!! mcastor07 (at) Gmail (dot) com.

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