Dewey Decimated: 02/21/23
Dewey Decimated by Allison Brook and Marilyn Levinson (Narrator) is the sixth book in the Haunted Library mystery series. The library expansion is going forward by linking it to an abandoned warehouse next door. Unfortunately in the final inspection, a mummified body is found. To make matters worse, the ghost of the murdered man is now haunting the library!
This is the first new ghost for Carrie Singleton. It's also the first time someone outside her immediate family can see a ghost. In this case, it's her fiancé who can see him. The inclusion of a new ghost, or maybe a ghost of the week, implies a change of premise for this series. I'm curious to see if Allison Brook will have other ghostly characters in future mysteries.
The novel ends up having two mysteries: the cold case in the construction site, and later the murder of the owner of the company doing the expansion. The two are clearly tied together and to two projects: the library and the fate of a nature sanctuary that is up for potential development.
Although the who done it bit of the mystery was pretty easy for me to solve, I kept reading for other emotional investments. I wanted to know what would happen to the land. I was curious to see what would become of the second ghost in the library and why the usual library ghost seemed to know so much more than she was letting on.