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If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Series #2)
     

If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Series #2)

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by Kate Carlisle
 

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On a trip to Scotland, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright gets caught up in case involving a forbidden masterpiece in the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series.

Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is happy to be attending the world-renowned Edinburgh Book Fair. But then her ex, Kyle McVee, shows up with

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On a trip to Scotland, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright gets caught up in case involving a forbidden masterpiece in the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series.

Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is happy to be attending the world-renowned Edinburgh Book Fair. But then her ex, Kyle McVee, shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history—and humiliate the beloved British monarchy.
 
Trying to get Kyle’s story out of her mind, Brooklyn takes a nighttime tour of the city. Unfortunately, the first landmark contains a real dead body—Kyle’s. The police are convinced Brooklyn’s the culprit, but with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn’s conducting her own investigation. Before she can crack the case, she’ll have to find out if the motive for murder was a 200-year-old secret—or something much more personal...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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-Dispatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101184707
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Series:
Bibliophile Mystery Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
21,499
File size:
299 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, looking forward to more!
MysteryWriter222 More than 1 year ago
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!
Cherylpm More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this series and I can't wait for the next book.
Laine-librariancanreadtoo More than 1 year ago
Able to move on with her life and able to get to her book fair on time, Brooklyn Wainwright is having the time of her life. Trying to get the murder investigation out of her head, she attends the words largest book fair of all time. Able to get down to business and teach some classes on book binding, Brooklyn is having a great time. Even more so now when she runs into an old beau of hers. As they are catching up, he shows her a book that has some interesting history behind it. History that has gotten him killed. Once again Brooklyn Wainwright finds a body of an old friend. Once again she has immersed herself in the police investigation. This time though, everything is pointing to her....including the murder weapon which happens to be her own book binding tools. Things are NOT looking good for her at the moment and she is going to do everything she can to make sure that the police will find the real killer instead of looking at her for it. Accompanying Brooklyn is her family, a mysterious guy named Gabriel and her own knight in shining armor Derek Stone. As things start to spark between the two, there is more to the story of the book that got her friend killed. Stories that could kill, if pushed too far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book very much, will look forward to reading another of the series!
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Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
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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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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An enjoyable, fun read
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Hildegard1 More than 1 year ago
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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