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Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery (edition 2009)

by Kate Carlisle

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Title:Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery
Authors:Kate Carlisle
Info:Signet (2009), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
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Loved this series - after reading the first couldn't wait to read the second and third.....will continue!!
  PagesAgo | Mar 12, 2019 |
Too much drinking, cursing, New Age junk, and not nearly as good as a clean, cozy mystery I prefer. ( )
  MichelleConnell | Sep 26, 2018 |
cozy-mystery, amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths, wine

Interesting look into the world of restoration of old books, hippie communes on the west coast, viticulture and oenoculture.
Eileen Stevens does the chirpy really well. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Sep 3, 2018 |
Homicide in Hardcover
4 Stars

When rare book expert, Brooklyn Wainwright, discovers her estranged mentor on the brink of death during a Covington Library gala, his final words, Remember the devil, spur her into action and she take it upon herself to investigate his murder, much to the chagrin of security expert, Derek Stone.

A light and easy cozy mystery.

The information on book restoration is interesting and appeals to the booklover in me (obviously!). Nevertheless, the plotting is a little slow and despite the plethora of suspects, there are insufficient clues for the reader to guess the villain's identity. All of the details pointing to it are provided in one chapter toward the end and after that the climax and resolution are obvious.

Brooklyn is an engaging and quirky heroine whose internal musings are often off-the-wall. Although highly intelligent, she does have one or two questionable moments, but thankfully never crosses the line into TSTL. Her chemistry with Derek is tangible and their antagonistic banter is laugh-out-loud funny. I look forward to seeing the direction their relationship goes in.

Eileen Stevens' narration is fantastic. Her accents are excellent, especially her British stiff upper lip voice for Derek Stone. It gave me the shivers.

Recommended for readers interested in a lighter, fluffier read without too much angst. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Looks like this cozy mystery is not for me. I had read another one in the series (without understanding it was a series!) but didn't care for it. So it seemed like a good idea to start from the beginning and see if that worked.
 
Brooklyn Wainwright is a book expert in San Francisco. The book opens with the sad death of her mentor lying in a pool of his own blood. He gives her a book and whispers with his dying breath to "Remember the devil." And now Brooklyn is in the middle of a murder mystery, plus a romance with handsome but arrogant (of course!) British security officer.
 
As noted, it was a great premise. But the book is unreadable. Brooklyn isn't a particularly compelling character. Derek is deliberately obnoxious and their romance was eye-rolling. There's an attempt to make the rest of the cast of characters interesting (the Best Friend, the Mortal Enemy, the Parents, etc.) but overall it falls down and over.
 
I gave the series a shot but it's not for me. Perhaps the cozy mystery genre isn't for me either. Skip it. ( )
  acciolibros | Feb 11, 2018 |
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Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. -- Paul Valery.
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To Don, who always believed this day would come.
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My teacher always told me that in order to save a patient you'd have to kill him first.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451226151, Mass Market Paperback)

murder is always a bestseller...

first in the new bibliophile mystery series!


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?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:38 -0400)

"Brooklyn Wainwright is a skilled surgeon. Sure, her patients might smell like mold and have spines made of leather, but no ailing book is going to die on her watch. The same can't be said of Abraham Karastovsky, Brooklyn's friend and former employer. On the eve of the celebration for his latest book restoration, Brooklyn finds her mentor lying a pool of his own blood. With his final breath, Abraham leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, 'Remember the devil,' and smiles as she takes possession of his priceless, and supposedly cursed, copy of Goethe's Faust .... "--p. [4] of cover.… (more)

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