Book Review: Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook

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Buried in the Stacks (The Haunted Library Mysteries, #3)Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Buried in the Stacks is the third book in ‘The Haunted Library Mysteries’ series written by Allison Brook. It will be released in September 2019, but I was lucky enough to win an early copy through NetGalley. I finished reading it this week and give it 4.5 stars, another wonderful entry that has left me sad to wait another year for the next one yet happy to have been able to read this one so soon.

Carrie returned home to a small Connecticut town and took a position at the local library. She was immediately thrust into a few murder mysteries and got off on uneven ground with the local police. She’s moved beyond those relationship woes and is finally learning how to partner with them as opposed to frustrate them. In this caper, someone who works at the library is murdered. I was shocked, as I never expected it to be this person, but perhaps it opens up room for the future stories in the series. A ghost of a former library employee visit Carrie, and it’s not a haunting like in most other stories. What a great use of family ties and connections as well as past characters to tell the entire scope of this tale.

I enjoyed the entire book, and there were hardly any concerns. Carrie’s relationship is making progress with Dylan. We were left with a surprise for the upcoming book. And we dealt with a social and humanitarian issue (homeless) where people tried to solve it rather than avoid it. What a great approach to incorporate into a book. Brook has a wonderful writing style and I have come to appreciate the subtle humor and lessons we take away from each read. I highly recommend this series, but know that it gets better from the first to the third, too.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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13 thoughts on “Book Review: Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook

    The Cozy Pages said:
    April 9, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Oh darn it Jay. I was trying to avoid requesting this one! Now your review is weakening that resolve!

    Liked by 1 person

    tahenryauthoress said:
    April 9, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    I read the first two I think and enjoyed them. Thanks for reviewing this one!

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    18cinemalane said:
    April 9, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Congrats on winning this book through the NetGalley contest! I’ve never heard of this series before, but your review makes it sound interesting. Definitely want to check these books out! In your review, you said you gave the book 4.5 stars. But in the official rating found under the book’s cover, it says 5 out of 5 stars. I just wanted to let you know in case it was a typo or writing error.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 9, 2019 at 5:42 PM

      Hi. Oh, yes, because it comes from Goodreads who doesn’t have half-stars. I have to edit the HTML in order to get it to show up and I didn’t get to do that this time! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

        18cinemalane said:
        April 9, 2019 at 8:28 PM

        I didn’t know that about Goodreads scores, so thanks for letting me know!

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        April 10, 2019 at 6:56 AM

        You’re welcome. It’s fixed manually now. 🙂

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    carhicks said:
    April 17, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    I read the first two in this series and enjoyed them. Oh no, one of the library employees dies, I wonder who. I need to make time for this book. Wonderful review.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 17, 2019 at 7:04 PM

      Yes, I was shocked! It was the second book in the last two weeks where a character either dies or is the killer in a book series we’d come to know many times… craziness. What are these authors doing?!?!? LOL

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