The Friday 56 #99 ~ By Book Or By Crook ~ A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates

Posted: March 25, 2016 in Cozy Mystery, The Friday 56
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from

By Book Or By Crook

A Lighthouse Library Mystery #1

by Eva Gates


Genre: Cozy Mystery

My 56 from page 65 in the paperback. Page 56 didn’t have anything.

Here I was, in my gorgeous lighthouse aerie, living above a library, a classic novel in my hands, the rest of my beloved books only an arm’s reach away. Not to mention a full collection of Jane Austen first editions on my desk. And I couldn’t concentrate.

Doesn’t this sound like a dream come true!! Well, except for not being able to concentrate. LOL

Read on if you want to know more.



Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!

For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun—and some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakery—will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.

Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery—and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending….



I love the cover. So fun! And a perfect summer read.


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  1. Yes, it does sound great!!!!
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. blackmutts says:

    Cats and Jane Austen… with an ocean view!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know! I won this book in a giveaway. Was so excited. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it:)

  3. I love that series!!! :) Hope you are liking it!

    Friday Memes

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I can’t wait to dive in this weekend. Supposed to rain every day so I’ll be snuggling in:)

  4. Kathy Martin says:

    That does sound like a fun summer read. I agree that, except for the lack of concentration, the situation sounds like my ideal. I am spotlighting Mind Magic by Eileen Wilks – the latest in an urban fantasy series I like. Happy reading!

  5. Breana M. says:

    This book sounds exciting.

  6. Nicole says:

    What a great 56, surrounded by Jane Austin first editions would be stunning. Happy Friday!

  7. Love that opener. I have a library copy of this one that I keep renewing. I need to get to it soon, or I’ll have to return it.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I actually received 2 copies from the publisher so I plan to giveaway one away along with my review after I’ve read it.

  8. I started writing my review for that one today! I love that series. And you picked a perfect 56//65. :-) Please check out mine …

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ll be sure to check out your review. I hope it’s as good as it promises to be:)

  9. Great #56! LOVE the cover art, everything about it. I saw lots of lighthouses in Maine.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Me too! It just screams me! LOL e have a lot of lighthouses here on the coast too. Love to snap pictures of them.

  10. Freda Mans says:

    You had me with that cover!! :-)
    Happy Easter weekend!

  11. Danica says:

    Judging by the cover I don’t know if I would pick this up but reading the synopsis I think I need to! Thanks for sharing!

    Danica @ A Redheaded Bookworm

  12. I fully support hunting down this stolen first edition of Jane Austen. How dare the thief do such a thing!

  13. atothewr says:

    Love the cover and excerpt.

  14. GMR says:

    This looks like it could be a fun read! And also- I WANT that librarian job!

  15. fuonlyknew says:

    It’s got all my favorite ingredients:) I’d love that job too. We can dream!