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MURDER UNDER COVER
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
Murder Under Cover is the latest in Carlisle’s Bibliophile series featuring a San Francisco bookbinder. The dialogue is snappy, but occasionally the exchanges between characters go on too long. A lot of background information is given in the first chapter, which slows the opening pace. Once the story gets rolling though, it becomes much more enjoyable.
Bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright receives a rare edition of the Kama Sutra to restore and appraise from her friend Robin, who has just returned from India. A day later, Robin’s new boyfriend is found slain in her bed. Robin has no recollection of what happened. Anxious to prove Robin’s innocence, Brooklyn and her boyfriend, a former British intelligence agent who now works in private security, begin their own investigation. They soon find themselves up against an international crime ring that is intent on retrieving the rare book. (OBSIDIAN, May, 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Roseann Marlett
Published: May 2011