Crider, Bill. Dying Voices (New York: St. Martin's, c1989) 196 p.
The peace of a small college is shattered by the murder of a visiting poet. Librarian Miss Elaine Tanner ("She was wearing a clingy dress of some kind of man-made material .... She had honey-blonde hair and big green eyes that seemed even bigger because they were magnified by the lenses of the huge round glasses she wore." (p. 34)) reports the disappearance of the poet's books from the library. The college library is pathetic, featuring a creaky ancient elevator and a sign reading "Beware of Stack Vampires."