Daphne Marriott strolls into Clover Ridge and informs librarian Carrie Singleton that she's a psychic. But if she had foreseen what fate awaited her, Daphne would have steered clear of the quaint Connecticut town. Evelyn, the library ghost, tells Carrie that there's more to Daphne than she lets on.The mysterious woman grew up in Clover Ridge with her no-good dad, who apparently met his end at the hands of Daphne's brother, Billy. Still, Daphne proves a welcome distraction when Carrie's overbearing mother hits town. Mom's much younger husband, Tom, is in a movie that's lensing locally, and she's there to keep an eye on him: Tom's costar, sultry Ilana Reingold, is also his ex-fiancée, and there's no denying the chemistry is still there. Soon after mingling with the moviemakers at a meet-and-greet, Daphne is found dead.Carrie and Evelyn investigate, assisted by bushy-tailed library cat Smoky Joe. But the suspect list could overflow the library shelves. Has Billy killed another relative? Is their long-missing mother involved? Is Daphne's mean ex-husband? Carrie's sure she knows who committed the crime, but can she bind together the clues before the culprit Dewey-decimates the town?
Allison Brook is an Agatha Award nominated author who writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and novels for young readers. A former Spanish teacher, she loves traveling, reading, knitting, doing Sudoku, and visiting with her grandchildren on FaceTime. She lives with Sammy, her feisty red cat, on Long Island.
Mia Gaskin, originally from Southern California, earned a degree in theater from UC San Diego, and has performed professionally both on stage as well as in independent film. She now lives in Oregon with her husband and very handsome Golden Retriever and has narrated over one hundred titles from her state-of-the-art home studio.