The Library

American Haunts

Book 3
Carmen DeSousa Books
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In 1934, the body of a beautiful, but poor young woman was found alongside a riverbank near The Depot. Beaten to a pulp, only recognizable by a tattoo on her ankle, and yet, days after the discovery, the story all but disappears.

 

Eighty years later, locals claim The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the ancient train station turned restaurant, he’s never seen proof. Until now.

 

As he sifts through evidence of a supposed suicide by train, he learns the murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.

 

Six months after the strange occurrences at The Depot, there’s another murder. This time, The Library holds secrets of several murders, and the dead won’t rest until the murderer checks out too.

 

Note: The Library (Where Life Checks Out) is a 50k-word follow-up novel to The Depot (When Life and Death Cross Tracks), which is included in this special edition so readers who haven't read The Depot won't miss anything. The first edition was published December 2013. While there have been a few updates, this is the original story. Happy reading!

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Carmen DeSousa Books
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Published on
Aug 7, 2014
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Pages
258
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ISBN
9780989905091
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English
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Fiction / Ghost
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
Young Adult Fiction / Magical Realism
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