If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle

Read: August 16 - August 19
Format: Paperback 290 pages
Source: my shelves
Subject: rare books, Robert Burns
Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, TIOLI, BOYS
Category: Going steady: Should we keep seeing each other? - ongoing series
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Stars: ★★★½

When Brooklyn Wainwright arrives in Edinburgh for an International Book Festival she is immediately caught up in literary intrigue. Her former main squeeze, Kyle McVee accosts her and talks her into validating a controversial book and several hours later he turns up dead, murdered with one of Brooklyn's binding hammers. The Scottish police lean toward Brooklyn as the prime suspect so she feels that she needs to exonerate herself.

Brooklyn is IMO a delightful character who has flaws that only make her more endearing. The mystery is not too over the top, leading the reader with numerous possible culprits. The manner in which the bookbinding world is woven in with many interesting and educational facts, also eases the reader through the adventure.

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