Librarian Lucy’s wedding is nearly perfect—aside from a missing guest and the strangled body she finds. Now, she must vow to find the killer in this 10th Lighthouse Library mystery.
Lucy and Connor planned for the perfect Outer Banks wedding—and that’s exactly what they got. Aside from typical rumblings of familial tensions, the late spring weather allowed for a beautiful day, the food was delicious, and everyone had a good time, until one of the guests goes missing.
Before Lucy can look forward to the rest of her life in Nags Head and the work she does at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, she gets a phone call from her boss, Bertie James. Eddie, Bertie’s friend, never made it back home after the reception. Initially, Lucy doesn’t think anything of it—sometimes wedding guests simply have a little too much fun. But this quickly turns to something darker when she discovers the body of a wedding guest strangled in a locked closet, and the police immediately start asking questions about Eddie. Lucy must figure out if the two are connected before it’s too late—both for Bertie’s friend and the rest of her wedding guests.
With the Classic Novel Reading Club reading the Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe—Lucy wonders if the master of the macabre can assist her investigation or if the hunt for the killer’s identity will remain as nothing more than an unsolved mystery.
Eva Gates is a national bestselling author who began her writing career as a Sunday writer: a single mother of three high-spirited daughters, with a full-time job as a computer programmer. Now she has more than twenty novels under her belt in the mystery genre, published under the name Vicki Delany. She lives in Ontario, this is her tenth Lighthouse Library mystery.
Praise for Death Knell and Wedding Bells:
“A riveting read that is as original as it is fun and a 'must' for all dedicated fans of amateur women sleuths.”
—Midwest Book Review, audiobook review
“Another fun, quirky, small-town mystery, with fun characters, and a story that is easy to read.”
—Red Carpet Crash
“Readers cannot help but become instant fans of this series.”
—Cozy Mystery Reviews
“A solid plot and colorful, quirky characters . . . Eva Gates nails it!”
—Wonder Women Sixty
Praise for the Lighthouse Library mysteries:
“Exceptional...Cozy queen Gates is at the top of her game.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The writing is strong with good description, heavy tension, and a good location.”
—New York Journal of Books
—Midwest Book Review
“Well-written [and] cleverly plotted.”
—Seattle Book Review
"A sure bet for library-loving cozy readers."
"A rollicking good read that cozy fans will love."
"An engaging mystery...Readers who enjoyed Miranda James's 'Cat in the Stacks' mysteries will discover this series similarly entertaining, complete with a library, a cat, and a captivating location and sleuth."
—Library Journal starred review
“Lucy is a delightful and engaging sleuth surrounded by a cast of intriguing characters in an original and unique setting.”
—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva mysteries
“A smart whodunit….A likeable heroine.”
—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats mysteries
“A library in a lighthouse? And a cat? Sign me up! A fun read for all cozy fans.”
—Laurie Cass, bestselling author of the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries