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Author Interview ft Eva Gate | THE SPOOK IN THE STACKS | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS Presents #CozyMystery

The Spook in the Stacks: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates is on virtual book tour with Great Escapes Book Tours and stops at Read...

The Spook in the Stacks: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates is on virtual book tour with Great Escapes Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. Enjoy!


Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

The book is aimed at cozy mystery lovers. Those who love puzzle type mysteries set in interesting places and featuring a cast of characters they’d like to get to know. Lighthouses, libraries, a library cat named after Charles Dickens, what’s not to like?  Plus The Spook in the Stacks is set at Halloween.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

I love the covers of these books, although I had no input into them whatsoever. I think all the covers give the essence of the book. They’re fun, so the covers are brightly colored. They take place in a lighthouse, by the ocean, and a cat has a role to play.  In The Spook in the Stacks, the library book club is reading works by Washington Irving, and that’s shown in the cover. Sleepy Hollow is reflected in the plot of The Spook in the Stacks, which is something I’ve tried to do with all the books in the Lighthouse Library series

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

I love Charles the cat. He doesn’t talk, and to all intents and purposes he’s a normal house cat who lives in a library. But there is something about Charles. He seems to have some way of knowing what people are thinking and he attempts to communicate with Lucy. I’ve loved trying to get into his mind.

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:

In every book in the series, the novel the library’s classic novel book club is reading is reflected in the plot of the book.  In The Spook in the Stacks, it’s Sleepy Hollow and Bracebridge Hall by Washington Irving.  The books are set in a real place: The Bodie Island Lighthouse in Nags Head, North Carolina. Although the real lighthouse does not contain a library, nor is it big enough for one. I consider it to be my version of the Tardis from Dr. Who or Hermione Granger’s beaded handbag. Much larger on the inside than appears from the outside.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

I am online at and Facebook at and Twitter @vickidelany. Instragram at Vicki.Delany

What can we expect from you in the future?

Under my real name of Vicki Delany, I write the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series and the Year Round Christmas series. The next Sherlock book is A Scandal in Scarlet and it will be out in November. The fifth Lighthouse Library book, Something Read, Something Dead,  will be out in next spring.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Reviews on places like Amazon and Goodreads are very very helpful. Any way of spreading the word about books you enjoyed is helpful and important to the success of a book. Tell your friends!

Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Thanks for having me!

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 
4th in Series 
Crooked Lane Books (June 12, 2018) 
Hardcover: 250 Pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1683315803 
Digital ASIN: B075QJ59PX

Halloween in North Carolina’s Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body.

Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. Unfortunately, while the library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends, Jay becomes one of the dearly departed in the rare books section. Now, it’s up to Lucy Richardson and her fellow librarians to bone up on their detective skills and discover who is responsible for this wicked Halloween homicide.

Meanwhile, very strange things are happening at the library―haunted horses are materializing in the marsh, the lights seem to have an eerie life of their own, and the tiny crew of a model ship appears to move around when no one is watching. Is Lucy at her wit’s end? Or can it be that the Bodie Island Lighthouse really is haunted?

With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on everyone’s minds and ghoulish gossip on everyone’s lips, Lucy will need to separate the clues from the boos if she wants to crack this case without losing her head in The Spook in the Stacks, the delightful fourth in national bestseller Eva Gates’ Lighthouse Library mysteries.

About the Author

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than twenty-five books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing three cozy mystery series: the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series for Crooked Lane, the Year Round Christmas mysteries for Penguin Random House and, under the pen name of Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series, for Crooked Lane Books.

Vicki lives and writes in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards.

Visit Vicki at
On Facebook at
Twitter @vickidelany @evagatesauthor 

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1 comment

  1. Thank you for the author interview. I always love learning more about the authors that I love to read. I appreciate your being part of the book tour for "The Spook in the Stacks" by Eva Gates with Great Escapes Book Tours.

    Adore this cover and would love the opportunity to read the book.
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