Books of a Feather: A Bibliophile Mystery #10 by Kate Carlisle
San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright’s latest project is for the birds, but it may have her running for her life.
First paragraph, first chapter:
The air inside the old bookshop was thick with the heady scents of aged vellum and rich old leathers. Heaven. I breathed in the lovely pulpy odors as I climbed the precarious rolling ladder up to the crowded top shelf to start cataloging books.
The aisles of the shop were narrow, barely three feet wide, which meant I could reach out and touch the volumes on the sides of the aisle - if I was willing to let go of the wobbly handrail, which I wasn't.
"Let her in," Inspector Lee grumbled. "She's already got her footprints all over the place anyway."
Book description: Covington Library is hosting an exhibit of John James Audubon’s massive masterpiece, Birds of America. Brooklyn is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National Birdwatchers Society, to repair a less high-profile book of Audubon drawings. But when Mulrooney’s body is discovered in the library, rumors fly about a motive for murder.
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