Read and Gone: A Haunted Library Mystery
by Allison Brook
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About the Book
Read and Gone: A Haunted Library Mystery
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (September 11, 2018)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Digital ASIN: B078M7MXGR
Twenty million dollars’ worth of missing gems bring Carrie Singleton’s long-lost and larcenous dad back into her life and it’s up to Carrie to clear his name.
A devoted dad is as precious as diamonds, but Carrie Singleton wouldn’t know since her dad Jim’s been on the lam most of her life. In an unusual family reunion, she finds Jim breaking into her cottage in the middle of the night. The fun really starts when he begs her to help him recover his half of a twenty-million-dollar gem heist he pulled off with the local jeweler, Benton Parr. When she refuses, Jim takes off again.
Carrie finds her father again behind bars for the recent murder of Benton Parr. Who made the connection? Unbeknownst to her, Carrie’s boyfriend Dylan, an insurance investigator, has been searching for the gems. Determined to find the jewels herself, she starts examining every facet of Parr’s life. She turns up a treasure trove of suspects, one of whom bashes her on the head as she’s searching the victim’s country cabin.
Retreating to the quiet confines of the library where she works, Carrie watches as Smokey Joe, the resident cat, paws at a hole in the wall. Is he after the library’s ghost Evelyn, or something shinier?
Interview with the Author
What initially got you interested in writing?
Maybe it was because I loved to read that I wrote stories when I was a little girl in second grade.
What genres do you write in?
I write mysteries, romantic suspense, and novels for kids.
What drew you to writing these specific genres?
I’ve always loved to read mysteries so I ventured into that field and romantic suspense. I started writing novels for kids when my two sons were young.
How did you break into the field?
I wrote books and sent them out until someone—an editor or an agent—wanted them. I first was published as a children’s book author.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
I want them to feel they’ve read a story they’ve enjoyed, and to remember my characters for a very long time.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Being told by readers how much they love reading my books and that they can’t wait for the next in the series to come out.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?
Keep on writing, keep on reading, get involved with people who write in your genre, and be part of a critique group where you both critique and are critiqued.
What type of books do you enjoy reading?
Mysteries, literature, women’s fiction
Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?
I love to knit, to travel, to watch foreign and indie movies, and to dine out with my significant other. And I love to read, of course.
What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?
Check out my website: www.marilynlevinson.com and sign up for my newsletter. I’m also on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Author
Allison Brook is the pseudonym for Marilyn Levinson, who writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and novels for kids. She lives on Long Island and enjoys traveling, reading, watching foreign films, doing Sudoku and dining out. She especially loves to visit with her grandchildren on FaceTime.
My Amazon page: http://amzn.to/K6Md1O
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