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If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Series #2)

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Murder is easy-on paper.

Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is attending the world- renowned Book Fair when her ex Kyle shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history-and humiliate the beloved British monarchy.

When Kyle turns up dead, the police are convinced Brooklyn's the culprit. But with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn's conducting her own investigation to find out if ...

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Overview


Murder is easy-on paper.

Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is attending the world- renowned Book Fair when her ex Kyle shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history-and humiliate the beloved British monarchy.

When Kyle turns up dead, the police are convinced Brooklyn's the culprit. But with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn's conducting her own investigation to find out if the motive for murder was a 200-year-old secret-or something much more personal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451228918
  • Publisher: Obsidian Mysteries
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Series: Bibliophile Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 166,040
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Carlisle
Kate Carlisle

Kate Carlisle spent twenty years working in television production before deciding to go to law school, where she turned to writing fiction as a lawful way to take revenge on her evil professors. She eventually left law school, but the urge to write has never left her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Another Success

    Great book, looking forward to more!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    New favorite series

    I stumbled upon the first book, Homicide in Hardcover, by accident and fell in love with it. As soon as this was released I scooped it up and haven't been able to put it down. Kate Carlisle is a genious - look out mystery world we have a new author taking over!
    Her characters are charming,funny,engaging, and loveable. It is impossible not to love Brooklyn - the main character - with her witty sarcastic humor and ability to find herself in trouble where ever she goes. Not to mention Derek, the hunky British Commander who always has her back.
    The plot was 5 star worthy with endless twists and turns that keep you guessing till the very end! Lots of wonderful characters and suspicious suspectsto keep you fully occupied.
    Very original and creative. I love Kate's writing style. This lady knows how to end a chapter! I read the last line and can't help but turn the page and keep going - it's addictive but in a very good way.

    This is certainly my new favorite mystery series - and I'm a huge mystery fan! This would make a great book for any collection or book club.
    I highly reccomend reading this series.
    Looking forward to the next installment!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Loved this book!

    I really enjoyed this series and I can't wait for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Enjoyed the book very much, will look forward to reading another

    Enjoyed the book very much, will look forward to reading another of the series!

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  • Posted April 23, 2013

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    This is the second book in the Bibliophile Mystery Series. I enj

    This is the second book in the Bibliophile Mystery Series. I enjoyed the first one so much, it was all I could do to get my thoughts down on the first one, so that I could begin it. I can say, that this one was even better than the first. It could probably be a stand alone book, but I am a very firm believer in reading series in order. If I don't, I very rarely go back and read any that I missed, unless I am rereading the entire series start to finish.

    This story starts off close to where Homicide in Hardcover left off. Our favorite bookbinder, Brooklyn Wainwright, is just arrived in Edinburgh for the Book Fair, and doesn't make it through her first day when she finds an ex-boyfriend and current client dead while on a ghost tour. Needless to say, the police look at her as a prime suspect. Especially as he was killed using one of her own book binding tools. Luckily Commander Derek Stone is on hand to help keep her out of police custody long enough for her to figure out who is framing her. 

    The supporting cast of characters put in a good showing with Brooklyn's best friend Robin, Brooklyn's Mom & Dad, her arch nemesis Minka and even the shadowy Gabriel. We learn more about the book binding process, especially in telling forgeries and fakes and how the provenance of a book can add to the value. There was some history of Edinburgh, Scotland, their historical figures and the their love/hate relationship with the British. Plus we get a little love triangle action between Brooklyn, Derek and Gabriel Just a hint, but boy is it sweet to ponder.

    Overall, I really liked this book. I have the third, and can't wait to started on it. Hopefully the rest of the series will continue to pick up steam and momentum. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Great, fun read

    Taking an unfamiliar subject matter (at least to this reader) and bringing it to life with history, humor, and good memories of spending time in libraries, make Carlisle's bibliophile series enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Enjoyable Read

    An enjoyable, fun read

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  • Posted December 22, 2011

    Recommended

    This is a fun, fluff mystery. I read it in an afternoon so it's relaxing, fun and not too taxing.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Mystery, murder and book restoration, this book has it all.

    I loved reading this book. I love these mystery books with some off beat educational theme to them. This book has mystery, love and personalities to kill for. I love the characters,they walked off the pages for me. I really learned a lot about book restoration. I never thought how a book was made or the collectors before reading this. I felt like I took a trip to Edinburgh. I do think that Brooklyn and her parents were a little over done here. Some antics were funny then seemed like the author was trying too hard to have Bkooklyn and her parents into something. I like the romance part and the cunning Serena. I think there is so much more to Derek, when will we find out more about him? This is also though provking in the fact that maybe a lot of history was covered up in the past. this Robert Burns mystery could it be true?

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    lots of fun

    There can be no question that you should be a book-a-holic to love this cute easy read. It has a good mixture of the educational and yet the sarcastic kind of character that I love. You definitely will learn something about books or the bibliophile but you get to laugh out loud at some of the characters too. Carlisle is good at describing characters while not boring one to death. Actually her main character reminds me a little of Kinsey Milhone in Sue Grafton's hit books. It isn't that their backgrounds are the same or anything but they have that funny, witty sarcasm popping up every now and then. A really good read.

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

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    A breezy fun read

    She works at the book arts center in San Francisco and is considered an expert in book restoration. Brooklyn Wainwright is also called upon to authenticate whether a book is genuine or a fake. Currently she heads to the world- renowned Edinburgh Book Fair where she will meet with friends and associates, teach a few sessions, and sit in on lectures.

    Her plan implodes when she runs into her former boyfriend Kyle McVee who asks her to authenticate a book allegedly created by eighteenth century bookbinder William Cathcart containing never before published poems written by Robert Burns in which the renowned author infers he had an affair with Princess Augusta Sophia, daughter of King George III. Rumors have survived to the present that he got her pregnant, which, if true, would leave the British royalty with a nasty black eye. He also tells her he has received threatening letters and calls. That same day whiles Brooklyn is sightseeing, she finds the body of Kyle killed with one of her bookbinding instruments. The local lead cop suspects Brooklyn so to clear her name she investigates Kyle's murder.

    As in the first Bibliophile mystery (see Homicide in Hardcover), Brooklyn finds the corpse of someone who was close to her at one time (a sub-genre hazard). The author's second cozy is a breezy fun read due to a taste of the city and false clues with dead end trails. Although in trouble with the law and who knows who else, Brooklyn keeps her sense of humor, mostly self deprecating as she finds even Princess Street dangerous. A terrific romantic subplot enhances her stay in Scotland that she hopes is not a lifetime event as she learns once again Books Could Kill to the delight of cross genre fans.

    Harriet Klausner

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