Homicide in Hardcover

Homicide in Hardcover

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Book expert Brooklyn Wainwright discovers that murder is always a bestseller in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. 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 a celebration for his latest book restoration, Brooklyn finds her mentor lying in a pool of his own blood. With his final breath Abraham leaves Brooklyn with a cryptic message, "Remember the Devil," and gives her a priceless--and supposedly cursed--copy of Goethe's Faust for safe-keeping. Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to Derek Stone, the humorless--and annoyingly attractive--British security officer who found her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 289 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 90.72g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0451226151
  • 9780451226150
  • 124,719

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Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Bibliophile Mysteries "Kate Carlisle never fails to make me laugh, even as she has me turning the pages to see what's going to happen next."--Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries "Carlisle's dialogue is natural, her prose has great flow, and her striking descriptions bring Brooklyn's world to life."--Crimespree Magazine "Captivating....The action builds to a surprising final showdown."--Publishers Weekly "A true whodunit...highlights Carlisle's story line skills, her love for books, and her always-endearing heroine."--Richmond Times-Dispatchshow more

About Kate Carlisle

A native Californian, New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle worked in television for many years before turning to writing. A lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries featuring Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery, and murder. She is also the author of the Fixer-Upper Mysteries featuring small-town girl Shannon Hammer, a building contractor specializing in home restoration.show more

Review Text

Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Bibliophile Mysteries "Kate Carlisle never fails to make me laugh, even as she has me turning the pages to see what's going to happen next."-Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries "Carlisle's dialogue is natural, her prose has great flow, and her striking descriptions bring Brooklyn's world to life."- Crimespree Magazine "Captivating....The action builds to a surprising final showdown."- Publishers Weekly "A true whodunit...highlights Carlisle's story line skills, her love for books, and her always-endearing heroine."- Richmond Times-Dispatchshow more

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It has been a while since I read a cozy mystery, and I missed them so much. Homicide in Hardcover has raving reviews..so it was the perfect candidate to get my cozy vibes again. Brooklyn Wainwright loves books, that's why her job is to restore old books. She's one of the best in the field, thanks to her old mentor. It has been a while since they talked, but the night they finally did (and left all hard feelings behind), he was murdered and died in her arms. Of course she's the main suspect and wants to clean her name, but she also wants to find the murderer. I don't know why, but I couldn't stop thinking that Brooklyn looked as Sheldon's girlfriend from The Big Bang Theory tv show. I just couldn't help it! But anyway, Brooklyn is a great character. She's independent, very funny, loves to eat, and she's good at what she does. She has a curiosity for books that I can relate to... although mine haven't got to the point of stealing. While trying to figure out who is the murderer, she becomes involved with hot and drop-dead gorgeous..oh, and British! Derek Stone. He's in charge of the security of the Goethe's Faust (the book her mentor was restoring when he was murdered), and he's going to follow Brooklyn because she's the main suspect, and maybe exchange some kisses :P I had a good time reading this book. I thought it was very funny, with lots of LOL moments, many crazy/great characters and an acceptable mystery (but still easy to have ideas of who was the killer), I definitely recommend it! BTW, have you read this book? Can you remind me how Brooklyn really looks like?show more
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