Book Review – “One Book in the Grave” by Kate Carlisle (Bibliphile Mystery #5)

  Title:  One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Mystery #5)

Author:  Kate Carlisle

ISBN:  9780457236128

Publisher:  Penguin Group


Synopsis (from

There may be grave consequences for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright as she attempts to solve two murders tied to one book…

Brooklyn’s chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems a fairy tale come true—until she realizes the book belonged to an old friend of hers. Ten years ago, Max Adams, a brawny renowned papermaker, fell in love with a stunning beauty, Emily, and gave her the copy of Beauty and the Beast as a symbol of their love. Soon afterward, he died in a car crash, and Brooklyn has always suspected his possessive ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau.

Now she decides to find out who sold the book and return it to its rightful owner—Emily. She believes a rare book dealer can assist her, but when she arrives at his shop, she finds him murdered. Is it possible that the same couple who may have killed Max are now after his edition of Beauty and the Beast? With the help of her handsome boyfriend, Derek Stone, Brooklyn must unravel the murder plot—before she ends up in a plot herself….


My thoughts:  This was another good book in the Bibliophile Mystery Series by Kate Carlisle.  The series follows Brooklyn, a book restorer and avid lover of books as she finds herself in numerous murder cases surrounding many of the books she restores.   Let’s be real for one moment – for myself as an avid book lover, a book series about a book restorer who loves books – this is perfection!

I really enjoy the characters in this series and am waiting, waiting, waiting to see what further develops between Brooklyn and her handsome beau!  The characters are warm, inviting, and overall quite engaging.   I also really enjoy when the books talk about the actual steps and tools involved in restoring a book – incredible and something I definitely had no idea about!

I eagerly await the sixth book in this Bibliophile series.  Of course, I will be picking it up!

And remember,

Books Are Life,


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