I received a free copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
In Read and Buried, we find ourselves back at the beloved Lighthouse library which is in the midst of some needed restoration work. The restoration work uncovers a hidden box from the Civil War era. Everyone is chomping at the bit to examine the contents and figure out what they mean, is it a treasure map? a diary? a coded message? important documents from the war time? One of the members of the historical society ends up dead and that makes deciphering the contents of the box even more urgent.
Lucy works to solve the case with her cat Charlie, her boyfriend, the Mayor of the town, Connor, and several of the other recurring characters from the series including her sometime nemesis, Louise Jane. There are more than a handful of suspects here and it is definitely an interesting case with ties to an artifact from the past. A fast paced cozy mystery with wonderful setting of a Library in a Lighthouse on the Outer Banks.