• Death on the Shelf

  • A Haunted Library Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Allison Brook
  • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (236 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Clover Ridge librarian Carrie Singleton is thrilled to attend her best friend Angela's wedding, but Angela's family can be a bit...much. Angela’s wealthy cousin Donna hosts an extravagant bridal shower at her resplendent home, but the celebrations turn to gossip as the guests notice Donna's surgeon husband, Aiden, spending a bit too much time with Donna’s cousin Roxy. At the wedding reception, the sweet occasion turns darkly bitter when Aiden topples into the chocolate fountain - dead. 

The suspect list is as long as the guest list, and as difficult to sort out as the seating chart. A few of the top contenders on Carrie’s suspect list are the flirtatious Roxy, emotionally unstable since her recent divorce; Angela's grouchy brother, who feels Aiden betrayed him; and Roxy's scorned ex-husband. Even Donna may have had reason to want her husband dead. And Aiden's gossipy office manager has plenty to say about them all. 

Then another member of Angela's family is murdered, making Carrie more determined than ever to find the killer. Can library ghost Evelyn and library cat Smoky Joe help Carrie solve the murders before she becomes the next of Angela’s wedding guests to head to the grave?

©2021 Allison Brook (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Death on the shelf

Death on the shelf by Allison Brook narrated by Mia Gaskin
Was entertaining. The characters where great. I couldn’t figure out the murderer until the end. I’m looking forward to hearing another story by Allison Brooks. And I hope she keeps the same narrator, because she does a great job! It does not disappoint! I Enjoyed it very much!

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good book.

This was a good book But not that I'm trying to be a cynic which I probably am, But they always have to end off getting married in these series. It had a good plot and as always enjoyed the narrator.

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Amazing Series

I can't wait for Her wedding!! it's a feeling of its about time. ❤ Love this series

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Another awesome book

I enjoyed this book, I love the series. The story starts out with Carey's best friend Angela's wedding , everything was going really good until the mystery starts , and a lot of suspects, twists and turns throughout the story. Also some romance. This book and series is Awesome.

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Wonderful read

I love listening to Allison Brook she is a wonderful author. Chan wait to hear the next book.

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  • 12-03-21

Great story and loved the ending

I was looking forward to read this book for many months and the author didn't disappoint me. I love all the books from this collection!

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Another great cozies

Love all of the haunted library mystery series but I find Evelyn the ghost low key annoying, usually she’s not but she was rude and super pushy in this book.

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Paranormal? Not so much.

Just completed listening to this 5th in The Haunted Library Mystery series by Allison Brook; Narrated by Nia Gaskin in about a month. For some reason, I find Carrie Singleton's wacky personality easy to digest. Evelyn's ghostly presence is neither fearful, evil, nor eerie as I would expect in paranormal activities. Enjoyable reading.

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Another great mystery, well read story!

I can’t wait to see where Carries going, and excited for her and Dylan. Such great likable characters, good mystery, and relatable storylines. Enjoyed it and highly recommend this entire series!! Keep them coming!! Also please never change narrators this one really brings the characters to life!!

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  • 04-15-22

Has very little to do with a haunted library

I have now listened to every book in this series so far. The stories are brought to life by an excellent narrator who voices the various characters consistently. But the stories themselves are really not very well written. The author would probably benefit from guidance from a strict editor. The haunted library umbrella title is misleading. Yes, there is a ghost, Evelyn, who manifests in the library. But her role is weak. She picks up and reports gossip and she provides some background information. Although the main character is a librarian, much of the action takes place outside of the library. Carrie has a pet police officer who always seems to be instantly available for her. In this particular story there was a simple, coherent plot, but really it could have been a short story. Too many asides and far too much inconsequential detail was provided; it didn't move the plot along. The characters always appear to be eating; they should be obese. The writing is repetitious, to the point of being annoying. During the course of the series Carrie has become less feisty and more spoilt. Towards the end I was beginning to hope there would be a twist to rock her complacency.