Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle was one of the picks for October COYER book club. I have read this book before and you can find my original review here. Reading Homicide in Hardcover served two purposes because I needed to re-read the first book in order to continue the series and I got to participate in COYER book club.
I have a love/hate relationship with cozy mysteries. I love them because there is still a who-dun-it but it isn’t nearly so serious. This means they’re usually not as intense. I dislike cozies because they’re not so serious and the citizen detective is usually doing stuff that in the real world would jeopardize a case (fruit of the forbidden tree).
I definitely have to be in the right frame of mind. With Homicide in Hardcover, Brooklyn was definitely doing some stupid stuff. Overall the plot was pretty good and I didn’t figure out the murderer until it was revealed (even though I’d read it once already!).
Brooklyn really got on my nerves this go ’round. She’s a nice and thoughtful person but man does she do some stupid stuff. If Derek Stone hadn’t been around to save her neck she would have died a handful of times. I also found Minka to be a bit much. There were a lot of characters to try and keep straight and while that part wasn’t hard it just seemed to take up a lot of page space.
The subject of this cozy (book binding and restoration) definitely helped boast my interest in Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle. I’ll give the second book a shot and see how I feel about the series after I finish that one.
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