Homicide in Hardcover
#1 in A Bibliophile Mystery Series
Author: Kate Carlisle
Source: Personal Library
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Synopsis: The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn’t be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration.
With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless and supposedly cursed copy of Goethe’s Faust for safekeeping.
Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless, but attractive, British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice. – via GoodReads
What I Loved: Homicide in Hardcover is a great cozy mystery surrounding my favorite subject: books! Brooklyn is a great narrator and she takes her sleuthing seriously. Abraham was very important to Brooklyn and he helped to shape the life she leads now. Homicide in Hardcover is filled with some pretty good humor. This is the first book in a series and introduces us to some pretty interesting characters. I’m certainly anxious to read more about them.
What I Could Have Lived Without: Remember how I said it had some good humor? There were also times when that humor seemed inappropriate. For example, when the baddie is being handcuffed Brooklyn and another character are having a nonchalant conversation about pizza topping choices.It just didn’t seem to fit.
Recommended For: Any reader who enjoys a light and funny mystery.
Avoid If: Slightly ditzy characters put you on edge.
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