San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright loves a good book festival except when murder is the main event in this thrilling new addition to the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series.
Brooklyn is excited to be included in the Covington Library’s first annual Mark Twain Festival. She’ll rebind a rare first edition of The Prince and the Pauper before an enthusiastic audience of book nerds—her favorite people. The festival is the passion project of wealthy media mogul, book lover, and newspaper owner Joseph Cabot, who considers himself Twain’s biggest fan. Brooklyn’s hunky husband, Derek, and his security team once rescued Joseph from a corporate kidnapping attempt. Now Derek and his agents are charged with keeping Joseph and his beautiful young wife safe during the festivities taking place all over town.
The centerpiece of the festival is a citywide contest based on The Prince and the Pauper: one lucky look-alike will trade places with Joseph for a few days—with access to all the money and power that Joseph commands. Brooklyn and Derek worry that the contest might be generating some dangerous attention. And when someone is mysteriously poisoned right before Brooklyn’s eyes, she’s not convinced that the victim was the intended target. Now she and Derek must frantically chase clues and suspects through the streets of San Francisco before another murder becomes front-page news. . . .
Wonderful Book binder Mystery
The opinions in this review are my own. I voluntarily chose to read and review this book on my own. I enjoy reading the Brooklyn Wainwright mystery series written by Kate Carlisle. I liked the information and descriptions about Mark Twain and the festival they were having in the book. The mystery was well paced and had plenty of plot twists. I also enjoyed the characters in the book. I look forward to reading more from this author. I recommend this book to other readers.
This book was SO good!! I’ve enjoyed all of the bibliophile books and this one was no different. This storyline was amazing and I love “watching” Brooklyn and Derek solve the case. The characters and places were well thought out and I would love to visit this library, Covington Library, because it was described so beautifully. Absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to everyone!
Summertime cozy mystery
I really enjoyed this latest installment of The Bibliophile Mysteries series! In this cozy mystery, main character Brooklyn is a book binder and book restoration expert. I enjoyed that most of this new installment took place in San Francisco rather than in Dharma - the vineyard community where their family lives. It was fun to see the mystery unravel at locations across the city. Highly recommend Kate Carlisle’s books for fun cozy mysteries with summer vibes!
Thanks to Kate Carlisle for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review!