Title: The Book Stops Here
Author: Kate Carlisle
Synopsis (from bn.com): You never know what treasures can be found in someone’s attic. Unfortunately for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright, some of them are worth killing for in the latest in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series.
Brooklyn is thrilled to be appearing on the hit TV show This Old Attic as a rare-book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a valuable first-edition copy of the children’s classic The Secret Garden.
After the episode airs, a man storms onto the set claiming that the owner of the book, a flower seller named Vera, found the book at his garage sale, and he wants it back—or else. Afterward, Randolph Rayburn, the show’s host, confides in Brooklyn that he’s terrified by the man’s threats and fears that he is being stalked.
When several violent incidents occur on the set, Brooklyn and her security expert boyfriend, Derek, are shaken. But Brooklyn’s discovery of Vera’s corpse in her flower shop convinces her she has to find the killer—before her chance at prime time and her life are canceled…permanently.
My thoughts: Another great book in the Bibliophile Mystery series. Another great showing from Brooklyn Wainwright and her fabulous cast of characters. I love this series, all of the characters are great, from Brooklyn’s somewhat odd family on the commune in Dharma, to her sister, to her friends, to her gorgeous boyfriend Derek! Love them all.
I know cozies aren’t exactly meant to have deep, thought provoking storylines which are exactly the reason that I read them – but I must say that I am becoming quite a bit intrigued by the growing relationship between Brooklyn and Derek! Perhaps a wedding in the future dear Ms. Carlisle . . . yes, yes!!!!
Anyway, if you are a cozy lover and a book lover (which of course you already are) . . . this is a series for you!
Books Are Life,