Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Series #10)

Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Series #10)

by Kate Carlisle

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Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Series #10) by Kate Carlisle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ripped from the Pages, San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright’s latest project is for the birds, but it may have her running for her life. . . .
 
Brooklyn’s friend Ian runs the Covington Library, which is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon’s massive masterpiece, Birds of America, currently on loan from an Arab sheik. During the gala celebrating the book, she is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National Birdwatchers Society, who urgently needs Brooklyn's skilled hands to repair a less high-profile book of Audubon drawings that’s fallen victim to spilled wine.
 
At the same party, Brooklyn is flying high after she’s asked to refurbish and appraise a rare copy of Poor Richard’s Almanac. But everything runs afoul later that evening when Mulrooney’s body is discovered in the library. Rumors fly about a motive for murder. Perhaps Mulrooney wanted to sink his claws into the pricey Audubon book, but Brooklyn believes the man died fighting off a daring thief.
 
Soon more troubles ruffle Brooklyn’s feathers. Her parents pop in for a visit with an unsavory friend in tow, and there’s a strange man on her tail. With danger beginning to circle Brooklyn’s every move, it’s clear she must find answers before things really go south . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451477705
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Bibliophile Mystery Series , #10
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,204,520
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About 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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Books of a Feather 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very, very good!!! I didn't want to put it down!! Can hardly wait to read the next book in the series. I'd recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good who done it.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Derek is a security specialist and no home security - really?.?.? The parents have the nerve to bring a homeless person in to stay - uninvited. Really?.?.? Usually great characters. Really stupid choices. Spoils the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoys these trips into Brooklyn’s world.
HannajoSol More than 1 year ago
Very good fun read, but I cannot give 5 stars as I felt a little something missing. I can't pinpoint it, and whatever it is doesn't take away from a fun, summer easy read
charleneC More than 1 year ago
I love all of Kate Carlisle's books. In a Book of A Feather, Derek and Brooklyn are enjoying each other in their condo. Twists and turns and an intricate plot that you expect in Kate's books. This one will keep you interested up to the last sentence.
shellyjc More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorites in the Bibliophile Mystery series. As always, Brooklyn and Derek's characters are witty, funny, captivating, and you feel like you get to know them personally. There are always a few twists and turns that keep you reading, and every time I finish one of her books, I am yearning for the next one. This book was no exception! I recommend this book highly to anyone who enjoys cozy, easy to read mysteries. I recommend this book highly, and I'm sure you will not be disappointed!
BMarquart More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Books of a Feather by Kate Carlisle. I read the book in just a couple of days, as once I started reading; I could not put it down. However, I have to say that having read all the books in the bibliophile series to date, I was a little bit disappointed in this one. While I like Brooklyn and Derek and all of their fun and quirky friends, there were a couple of plot points in Books of a Feather that I had trouble understanding. For instance, I cannot fathom why a great security expert like Derek would be ok with Brooklyn’s parents inviting a homeless person to spend the night in his home. I’m even more perplexed that Derek would then leave the homeless person alone in his home while everyone else goes out to breakfast. I am also having trouble understanding how people manage to sneak into the apartment when the security is supposedly so good. I wish I could say that Derek’s friend, Crane, was a good addition to the series, but he seems a tad too shady and not very likable. Despite these issues, the book is enjoyable overall and I look forward to reading more about Brooklyn’s exploits in the future. I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Brooklyn, Derek & all the other characters. Terrific insights into book restoring as well.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
This is the 10th book in the Bibliophile Mystery series and continues to offer a delightful read. The mystery always provides lots of interesting twists to keep the reader guessing who and why of each murder. I love the growing relationship between Brooklyn and Derek, as well as that of her friends and family. And each story gives a great description of Brooklyn's efforts to save and restore a valuable book...in this one, she actually uses different processes to restore several books, including a childhood treasure of her friend's, Police Lieutenant Janice Lee, as well as a small valuable Audubon volume. I can't wait to see what trouble Brooklyn finds in the next adventure.
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as I do the series. There were a couple things that bothered me such as the story started one way but the author changed her mind and took it in a different direction, it seemed rather abruptly dropped and mentioned in the end. Also a body is not who they think but continue to refer to it as the presumed person. I do love reading about the book binding although this book seemed to have more than usual. These were minor and probably wouldn't bother most, this is just my opinion. The mystery was good, there was one twist that I didn't see coming. I love Brooklyn and Derek they are strong characters, I do like most of the characters. Loved the descriptions of the birds, I could almost picture them. There doesn't seem to be as much humor in this book as earlier ones and hope there is more in the next. On the whole a very enjoyable and interesting read. I will definitely continue on with this series.
NaomiAnn More than 1 year ago
I’ve been reading the Bibliophile Mysteries for a number of years and this one, “Books of a Feather” is one of my favorites. As a book lover, I find myself getting lost in the world of valuable books and with the fascinating world of book restoration. I’m always comforted with the characters too and this time was no exceptions. Brooklyn is surrounded by bodies, her quirky friends and family, and with the near perfect Derek (he may be a bit too perfect but one can always dream!). Brooklyn has taken on the restoration of several old and valuable books, and as she works, the bodies start piling up. She’s sure the murders have something to do with one or more of the books she’s working on but which book? And why? Or aren’t the murders even related and there are two murderers out there? Despite the seriousness of murder, this book often made me laugh out loud. Learning about a fascinating craft, laughing, being entertained by the characters, solving a murder – what more could a reader ask for?
PB04 More than 1 year ago
This book is well worth reading. The storyline is well written. The characters are likeable and Brooklyn's mother is a hoot. The author manages to keep you guessing to the very end. This is my first time reading this series and I loved it.
GHeins More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book in Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile Mysteries. I enjoyed the story-line, the pace of the story and the visit with characters who feel like old friends. This book held my interest from start to finish.
bp124 More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, this was the first Kate Carlisle book that I have read. After reading it, it certainly won't be my last! Books of a Feather was a wonderful read that kept you interested from the very first page to the last. I couldn't put it down. I just had to see how it ended. I had my theories which were all wrong in the end. Someone has murdered two people over a book and Brooklyn, a bookbinder, doesn't know which book they are after and why. There are some comical parts to keep you interested along with the suspense. I certainly will be going back to read books 1-9 since book 10 was so great, as well as any other Kate Carlisle books I can get my hands on. Thank you Kate for such an entertaining read. Keep them coming!
BrendaJErickson More than 1 year ago
What a great read! Brooklyn, Derek and their friends and family are a hoot. I can't wait for the next book.
GBSfan More than 1 year ago
Brooklyn Wainwright and Derek Stone are back in residence at their newly renovated apartment in San Francisco. They attend a gala at the Covington Library to celebrate James Audubon's Birds of American, which is on loan. Brooklyn meets the president of the National Birdwatching Society, who asks her to repair a much smaller and virtually unknown book of bird pictures. A little later, at the same party, a good friend and bookshop owner gives her a rare copy of Poor Richard's Almanc to refurbish. Of course, our favorite bookbinder is thrilled at the prospect. Then Brooklyn discovers another murder victim at the library. To complicate things even more, her parents stay with the couple and bring back an unexpected guest. An old friend of Derek's, with family trouble of his own, is in town. And Brooklyn still has a stack of books to repair. And, of course, a murder (or maybe two) to solve. I always love it when Becky and Jim, Brooklyn's parents, are around. Becky is both grounded and flighty. Carlisle manages to make both aspects of the aging hippie believable. And watching the relationship between Brooklyn and Derek mature has been a true pleasure. All of the recurring characters change and grow with each installment--not always the case with a series either. There are mystery series I've read that fall into a pattern. The way characters are introduced gives away who the victim will be and who the murderer is. Not here. New and old characters move in and out all the time, so the reader has to pay attention to figure out who's who before the big reveals. I'm looking forward to at least ten more Bibiophile Mysteries. And the same with the Fixer-Upper Mysteries while I'm at it.
DianeD54 More than 1 year ago
Another hit for the series! I love the humor that pops up throughout the story while a mystery with twists and turns is being solved. The characters are great and I always learn something from the books in this series. Castanets will never be the same for me!!
Guinnessgirl39 More than 1 year ago
It was great to be back in Brooklyn and Derek's world! Kate Carlisle's characters become family after a while and who wouldn't want to have friends like them! Brooklyn and Derek are finally engaged (yay!) and living back in San Francisco. While one would think it would be smooth sailing to get their place back together and plan a wedding, it just never works out that way. We meet an old friend of Derek's, Crane, who is in town to try to get his not so nice brother to come home. The Covington is hosting an Audubon exhibit of his masterpiece, Birds of America, a book that Crane's ancestor may have done some of the paintings for. At the gala for the exhibit, the president of the National Bird Watchers Society is murdered and of course, our heroine, Brooklyn found him. In other news, Brooklyn has be asked to appraise and refurbish a rare copy of Poor Richard's Almanack, which would just be very cool, no matter who you are, her parents are in for a visit and boy, do they bring back a surprise! Questions abound, who is the mystery man with her parents? Who is following Brooklyn and why? Why was the president of the bird watchers killed? Was it because of the Audubon book or some other plot? While Crane is so cool, why is his brother just the opposite and what is he up to? Will Brooklyn and Derek ever get to plan their wedding or will they just elope? I could go on and on, but the best advice I can give you is to pick up a copy of Books of a Feather and find yourself immersed in a wonderful world, full of intrigue, laughter and love! Dive into Brooklyn and Derek's world, I promise you won't be disappointed or get your feathers ruffled!
Guinnessgirl39 More than 1 year ago
It was great to be back in Brooklyn and Derek's world! Kate Carlisle's characters become family after a while and who wouldn't want to have friends like them! Brooklyn and Derek are finally engaged (yay!) and living back in San Francisco. While one would think it would be smooth sailing to get their place back together and plan a wedding, it just never works out that way. We meet an old friend of Derek's, Crane, who is in town to try to get his not so nice brother to come home. The Covington is hosting an Audubon exhibit of his masterpiece, Birds of America, a book that Crane's ancestor may have done some of the paintings for. At the gala for the exhibit, the president of the National Bird Watchers Society is murdered and of course, our heroine, Brooklyn found him. In other news, Brooklyn has be asked to appraise and refurbish a rare copy of Poor Richard's Almanack, which would just be very cool, no matter who you are, her parents are in for a visit and boy, do they bring back a surprise! Questions abound, who is the mystery man with her parents? Who is following Brooklyn and why? Why was the president of the bird watchers killed? Was it because of the Audubon book or some other plot? While Crane is so cool, why is his brother just the opposite and what is he up to? Will Brooklyn and Derek ever get to plan their wedding or will they just elope? I could go on and on, but the best advice I can give you is to pick up a copy of Books of a Feather and find yourself immersed in a wonderful world, full of intrigue, laughter and love! Dive into Brooklyn and Derek's world, I promise you won't be disappointed or get your feathers ruffled!
bumblebee23 More than 1 year ago
Brooklyn is at it again!!! Brooklyn and Derek are back from wine country but they aren't home long before Brooklyn comes across a dead body! Of course help is needed from her handsome and sweet fiancé Derek! Such an intriguing read learning all the work that goes into repairing books and what their worth can really be. I love the return of characters we have gotten to know throughout the series, and some new ones too. Alex is a great neighbor to have! Brooklyn is so lovable with her love of her family and fiancé, and especially her love of books! Now she just has to figure out which book she is working on that is causing someone to kill in order to get their hands on it. I didn't want the book to end! I can't wait for the next book in the series! Please say there will be more!!!
bumblebee23 More than 1 year ago
Brooklyn is at it again!!! Brooklyn and Derek are back from wine country but they aren't home long before Brooklyn comes across a dead body! Of course help is needed from her handsome and sweet fiancé Derek! Such an intriguing read learning all the work that goes into repairing books and what their worth can really be. I love the return of characters we have gotten to know throughout the series, and some new ones too. Alex is a great neighbor to have! Brooklyn is so lovable with her love of her family and fiancé, and especially her love of books! Now she just has to figure out which book she is working on that is causing someone to kill in order to get their hands on it. I didn't want the book to end! I can't wait for the next book in the series! Please say there will be more!!!
csrsvivr More than 1 year ago
Well done Kate Carlisle!!!! This book was the most exciting of all in the series. Brooklyn Wainwright has acquired some interesting books to repair and evaluate. Brooklyn’s love interest; Derek Stone, has an old friend come to visit, however she has never heard of this friend. How much trouble can one old friend cause? From the moment I started the book, I couldn’t put it down!!!! Fantastic read!!!!
Robbiebee More than 1 year ago
Brooklyn Wainright is invited by her friend Ian to the opening of an exhibit featuring Audobon's work "Birds of America" at the Covington Library. Ian introduces her to Jared Mulrooney, president of the National Bird Watcher's Society who passes her a lesser volume of Audobon's paintings that is in desperate need of repair. Things turn dark, however, when Brooklyn discovers Jared's body later that night. With her fiance, security specialist Derek Stone, and police inspector Janice Lee, Brooklyn is once again drawn into danger, mystery and murder. Add to that a surprise visit from Brooklyn's parents and another from an old friend of Derek's and you have the making of both fun and suspense. Katie Carlisle doesn't disappoint with her latest Bibliophile mystery. The book is full of fun, surprises and a mystery that will keep you guessing until the final pages. I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
Brooklyn and Derek have returned San Francisco and their newly renovated apartment. Brooklyn's reputation as a book binder and appraiser continues to grow, as do the ways in which she becomes embroiled in police investigations. In addition to the type of old book repair she works on, she is also called on to testify about the appraisal of a rare book under review during a divorce trial. The Covington Library is unveiling a crown jewel, a huge book of Audobon drawings, with an accompanying party. The Audobon history brings an interesting angle to another part of the book when Derek's old friend Crane arrives in town, with a story about an ancestor who did coloring for Audobon. A member of the local chapter of the National Birdwatchers Society, Jared Mulrooney, has a small, damaged volume of bird drawings to give to Brooklyn for repair. Later in the evening, the party ends abruptly when that same man is found dead. Brooklyn's a strong character, and her investigating leads to a very satisfying conclusion. The series as a whole is based on such good characters that no matter the mystery, I still want to dip into these lives and learn more about them all.
emmabrace19 More than 1 year ago
Reading the latest installment of a great series is like catching up with old friends; if only Brooklyn & Derek were real! Books of a Feather was funny and enchanting, full of books and birds, and friends old and new. Brooklyn and Derek's San Francisco life is back up to speed with their move back into the city and a whole set of books and mysteries to keep Brooklyn busy! I love the bibliophile mysteries because they are so full of laughter, love, and mystery, and Books of a Feather was delightful! I received a free copy of this book for an honest review; all opinions are my own.