IF BOOKS COULD KILL
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 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)