Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery

by Kate Carlisle | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0451226151 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghippoleinwing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 8/3/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Signet paperback 2009
304 pages

Product Description
murder is always a bestseller...

first in the new bibliophile mystery series!

The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn’t be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration.

With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless—and supposedly cursed—copy of Goethe’s Faust for safekeeping.

Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless—but attractive—British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice…

Journal Entry 2 by winghippoleinwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (8/4/2011 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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wishlist-tag game
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This book is part of the tag game on the forum, coming through BetterWorldBooks to you. Enjoy reading the book!

Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Thank you so much, hippolein, for this book sent for the Wishlist Tag Game via BWB. I look forward to reading this first-in-series.

Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Enjoyable. Although I found the mystery itself a little on the "average" side [had a good idea of "whodunit" before the end, which rarely happens ;-)], the detail on repairing/restoring old books was fascinating. And there was a budding romance between two of the characters which I hope will continue in the next installment!

Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (4/14/2012 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Added to MaryZee's Bookish bookbox. Hope someone will enjoy it!

Journal Entry 6 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Sunday, May 13, 2012
This came home today in my Bookish bookbox. I think I've heard of this series/author before, and I definitely enjoy cozy mysteries. This one looks like a Must be Read. Thanks to Hippolein and Eponine38 for sharing!

Journal Entry 7 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Friday, June 15, 2012
Loved this cozy set in San Francisco! Although I may have heard of this author before, I've never read anything in this series (although I'll be keeping an eye out now).

Wonderful cozy mystery set in the world of book restoration. Although I wasn't able to solve the mystery, I enjoyed both the characters and the setting immensely. Carlisle really know the Frisco "fruit and nut" scene, and the city of SF is a large part of the flavor of this book. From Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, the Bay, Pacific Heights, the Presidio, Divisadero Street, Girardhelli Square and the cable cars, the city is a character all its own in the story (including the infamous hills).

I'll definitely be looking for more in this series. This will probably be going out for more readers in a cozy bookbox soon. Thanks again to Hippolein and Eponine38 for sharing.

Journal Entry 8 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, July 29, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (7/29/2012 UTC) at Taneytown, Maryland -- Controlled Releases

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Putting this in Affinity4books' Cozy Mystery bookbox. Hope the next reader enjoys!

Journal Entry 9 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Saturday, August 04, 2012
Picked up the CozyMystery BookBox from MaryZee today. She mentioned that she plans on starting up some of her book boxes again, including the Bookish Book Box. That made me think of "If Books Could Kill" which I had not read before that book box passed my way last time. Got home, opened the box and what do I find? The first book in that series, which I haven't read. I think I will read "Homicide in Hardcover" before "If Books Could Kill" now that I have the option.

Journal Entry 10 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Thursday, September 20, 2012
This book was not the easiest to finish, since I snagged it from the box right after MaryZee put it in and I was in the process of reading it when she passed. Not sure if that helped or hurt my finishing the book -- I will say that by the end of the book I was looking forward to reading the next one, even though I was wondering if I would about halfway through. I loved the setting of SF, with all of its various elements and flavors, and the world of book binding, and I liked most of the characters. However, I was not really sold on Mr. Rich British Private Detective, no matter how hot he was supposed to be, and I really had a hard time understanding our heroine's attraction to him. He struck me as a know-it-all elitist jerk most of the time -- if he had been the one to rescue her in the noodle shop (perhaps in disguise) it would have redeemed his character. But I will be reading the next book in the series and he is likely to return, so maybe I will end up having a better opinion of him then.

Setting this book aside for a future book box -- either the Mystery VBB or one in honor of MaryZee.

Journal Entry 11 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Friday, September 28, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (9/28/2012 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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My plan was to set this aside for the Mystery VBB, but I got to thinking about MaryZee, who loved the series and included this one in a book box. She was famous for knowing what was on other people's wishlists and always doing wishlist RABCKs, by mail and in person. Checked the wishlists and saw a familiar name -- so off in the mail it goes. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 12 by lils74 at Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal on Tuesday, October 09, 2012
What a pleasant surprise to find this when I checked my post box today. Thank you so much, 6of8--you always send me the best books! It's one I have wanted to read, and I am especially delighted to see so many comments on it, and that it has been sent in honour of Maryzee. While I was not lucky enough to know her myself, I am glad for the opportunity to read a book she has enjoyed, I think it's a great thing to do in memorial of someone.

Journal Entry 13 by lils74 at Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal on Friday, December 21, 2012
This was a fun, light read. I really enjoyed Brooklyn's friends and especially her nutty family, the commune, and "Guru Bob." For me, they were absolutely the highlight of the book!
I also found the references to the world of books and bookbinding really interesting, not to mention educational. The mystery also was good for a cozy.
To tell the truth, though, I didn't much like the protagonist herself, nor her hunky love interest. It was just too full of cliches, every time it described her interaction with him, I wanted to gag. Who reacts that way to the sound of someone's voice? You may think it, but you don't have to let it run you. I guess I just didn't find her a very believable character. And, to be frank, she seemed a bit stupid about several things. Nonetheless, a good light read!

Journal Entry 14 by lils74 at Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal on Friday, December 21, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (12/21/2012 UTC) at Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal

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Posted this out yesterday to Israel for the Wishlist Tag Game...Happy Travels, Little Book--Enjoy!

Journal Entry 15 by ababaigalit at MODIIN, Modiin Israel on Friday, January 18, 2013
The book is safe and sound in Israel. Thanks Lils74 for tagging me.
This book goes to a long TBR and hopefully I will read it ASAP.

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