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IF BOOKS COULD KILL
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
A solid follow-up to Homicide in Hardcover, Carlisle's latest Bibliophile mystery follows book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright to the Edinburgh Book Fair, where an intriguing mystery awaits her. Brooklyn's uncommon occupation drives the well-constructed and smoothly executed mystery. Offbeat secondary characters contrast nicely with the more level-headed Brooklyn.
Brooklyn arrives in Edinburgh to attend the world-famous book fair and reconnect with friends and acquaintances. One turns out to be ex-boyfriend Kyle McVee, who surprises her by asking for her help. Kyle has an original copy of a scandalous text written by poet Robert Burns. It involves a member
Brooklyn agrees to help authenticate certain aspects of the text, but when she finds Kyle's dead body on a ghost tour, she wonders whether he was killed for the text, or something more personal. (OBSIDIAN, Feb., 304 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Sandra Martin
Published: February 2010