Murder under Cover (Bibliophile Series #4)

Murder under Cover (Bibliophile Series #4)

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by Kate Carlisle
     
 

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When she receives an exquisite copy of the Kama Sutra from her best friend, Robin, to appraise and restore, Brooklyn Wainwright anticipates both recreating a beautiful book and spicing up her love life. But then Robin's apartment is ransacked, and the great guy she recently met is murdered in her bed. Now Robin is the #1 suspect. Obviously, exploring the

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When she receives an exquisite copy of the Kama Sutra from her best friend, Robin, to appraise and restore, Brooklyn Wainwright anticipates both recreating a beautiful book and spicing up her love life. But then Robin's apartment is ransacked, and the great guy she recently met is murdered in her bed. Now Robin is the #1 suspect. Obviously, exploring the Kama Sutra's bliss will have to wait until after Brooklyn finds the killer...

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Library Journal
Brooklyn Wainwright (The Lies That Bind), San Francisco's bookbinder-cum-crime solver, steps away from her desk again in this smart and intriguing cozy. Steeped in San Francisco culture and characters, including the hippie commune parents and requisite gay and lesbian friends, this beach read has the bonus of spy intrigue built into its plot, and not just in Brooklyn's James Bond-like boyfriend, Derek Stone. BFF Robin has just returned from a trip to India bearing a valuable book for Brooklyn to restore. A handsome Ukrainian guy Robin met spends the night—but then he's murdered execution-style in her bed. Now the bad guys are after Brooklyn, too, but why? VERDICT There is a high body count here for a cozy, but rest assured, all killings are done off-scene. A terrific read for those who are interested in the book arts and enjoy a counterculture foray and ensemble casts. Great fun all around!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451233516
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Series:
Bibliophile Series, #4
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
120,992
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


A native Californian, award-winning writer 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. Kate lives and writes in Southern California.

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Susie Berneis is a professional voiceover artist. She has a BA in English and theatre from the University of Michigan and 20 plus years of community theatre experience. Once a Jill-of-all-trades, she is now happily ensconced in the voiceover and audiobook world.

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Murder under Cover 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Laine-librariancanreadtoo More than 1 year ago
They did it!!!! They finally did it!!! Derek Stone and Brooklyn Wainwright have finally succumbed to those feelings and are  now a "them"!!!!!! It is so great, its so grand, its so new, nothing can go wrong now!!! They are in seventh heaven! Of course, if you overlook the fact that Brooklyn's BFF wakes them up with her screaming at the top of her lungs while she is  covered in blood; her "date" is dead in her bed and that everything seems to be falling on top of Brooklyn once AGAIN, then yes Derek and Brooklyn are in seventh heaven. Brooklyn's BFF Robin finds a real interesting man one night, brings him home and have a grand night. Until the next morning when she wakes up in his blood and finds him dead in her bed does things get interesting. Brooklyn is trying everything she can to make sure that her friend doesn't end up in jail while she is also trying to refurbish the Kama Sutra, while also trying to understand her new found relationship!  Just another day for the bookbinder in wonderful San Francisco! Where everything happens to you whether you like it or not.
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Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth book in the Bibliophile Mystery series by Kate Carlisle. The book opens on Robin Tully, Brooklyn's best friend returning from 3 weeks on tour of India. Robin's travel company specializes in sacred and mystical destinations all over the world. She brings with her a book that her mother, who she visited while in India, had asked her to give to Brooklyn to have refurbished and appraised for a friend. The friend, and older, wealthy Indian man that Robin says is probably in love with her mother included a letter authorizing Brooklyn to do what is necessary to increase the value of the book. The book turns out to be an eighteenth century copy of the Kama Sutra, with an elaborately decorated peacock on the cover and embellished with tiny rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Brooklyn is beside herself with joy of getting to take this book apart and clean it up. Unfortunately, things don't stay all happiness and joy. The very next night, Derek and Brooklyn are awakened to someone banging on the front door of the apartment complex and screaming. Turns out to be Robin, covered in blood and in shock. Apparently Robin's date that night stayed over and Robin woke up to find that he had been shot twice in her bed, while she was asleep right next to him. So, although Brooklyn didn't find a dead body this time and she isn't a suspect, she is once again hip deep in a crime scene. This time to protect her friend Robin. In this book, we really get to know Robin and her background. Commander Derek Stone is living with Brooklyn and has opened a branch of his company in San Francisco. Plus the usual cast of wonderful characters are back, including Brooklyn's parents, their mystical advisor Avatar Robson, aka Guru Bob, Brooklyn's neighbor's Suzie, Vinnie, Jeremy & Sergio, and the shadowy Gabriel. A new addition is the Chung Family that has moved in to the building. The little boy Tyler is too cute for words and steals the spotlight in his scenes.  This was a wonderful addition to the series and I am writing quickly to get this review done so that I can go on to the next book in the series. 
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sopranoIN More than 1 year ago
I thought "Murder Under Cover" was a little slow this time and I think a part of it was the love life interaction. Personally I am getting a little tired of Robin falling in bed with everyone and Brooklyn's not being able to get serious. I love the rest of the story line in all of these books but this part is getting old.
nooklover17BC More than 1 year ago
I just plain ol' enjoy these books. I used to work in a library and I can see what's going on in the stacks.
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Love this series! Looking forward to book 5 in May of 2012
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