Monday, April 12, 2010

If Books Could Kill

If Books Could Kill is the second book in the Bibliophile Mystery series by Kate Carlisle. From the back cover.~

Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is happy to be attending the world-renowned Edinburgh Book Fair. But then her ex, Kyle McVee, shows up with a bomb-shell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history-and humiliate the beloved British monarchy.

Trying to get Kyle’s story out of her mind, Brooklyn takes a nighttime tour of the city. Unfortunately, the first landmark contains a real dead body: Kyle’s. The police are convinced Brooklyn is the culprit, but with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn conducts her own investigation. Before she can crack the case, she’ll have to find out whether the motive for murder is a two-hundred-year-old secret…or something much more personal.

If Books Could Kill is another fun mystery by Kate Carlisle. I love reading about Brooklyn and her friends. Brooklyn once again finds a dead body, which is becoming a pattern for her, as well as being the main suspect. Trouble seems to follow Brooklyn wherever she goes. Luckily for her so does her mom, dad, and best friend Robin, who are always good for a laugh. Derek Stone is there once again to help Brooklyn get out of trouble. Derek and Brooklyn are also trying to figure out what exactly is going on between them. They are incredibly attracted to one another, and seem to have a hard time keeping their hands off each other. As Brooklyn becomes the new target for the killer, Derek must keep his eyes on her to try and keep her safe.

I really enjoy reading the Bibliophile series. I once again was able to figure out the who-done-it before the end of the book, but enjoyed the book so much it didn’t bother me. If Books Could Kill is so well written and I love getting to spend more time with Brooklyn and her friends and family. I also can’t wait to see what will happen between Brooklyn and Derek as the series progresses. The Lies That Bind is the next book in this series, and is scheduled for release in February 2011.


Silver James said...

So glad you are enjoying these books, Liza! I love reading them simply because the characters are so rich and well-drawn, and Brooklyn is so..."hapless". I laugh when I read them, and fret, too, when things look their darkest for her. Who cares that I already know the culprit! The story is in her sleuthing and Derek's...patience. ;)

mslizalou said...

I can't wait for the pay off between Brooklyn and Derek. I agree that Brooklyn is a bit "hapless", but really one of the things I love about her.