Jun 8, 2018

Once Upon a Spine by Kate Carlisle


Once Upon a Spine (A Bibliophile Mystery, #11)

Once Upon a Spine: A Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle
Published June 5, 2018; Berkley/Penguin Random House
Brooklyn  and Derek, owners of the Brothers Bookstore, get ready to host Derek's British parents while trying to solve a murder and vandalism.
This is the 11th in the mystery series though each book can be read on its own.

Book beginning:
Lately, I've resorted to stalking. Not a person, but a book. For weeks now I'd been visiting the book almost daily. It was a little embarrassing to continually beg the bookstore owner to let me hold it, page through it, study it. I just wanted to touch it, stroke it, and once, when he wasn't looking, sniff it. But he didn't seem to mind my book fixation. He's as big a book nerd as I am.
Many readers can empathize with Brooklyn and her extreme love of books. The fact that she is a book binder and an amateur sleuth adds spice to this novel. The British in-laws- to-be add to the plot interest and the solving of the mystery.

Page 56:
The fact that I had walked in and found two unconscious people - one almost certainly dead - was something I should have been used to by now. 
The amateur sleuth gets some help later on from her future mother-in-law, a psychic.
This is definitely a book for readers, bibliophiles, and mystery lovers.

Thanks to the publisher for a paperback review copy of this book. 
Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader

7 comments:

  1. I really have to start this series. This book sounds so good. This week I am featuring Death and a Pot of Chowder by Cornelia Kidd. Happy reading!

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  2. I just saw this book on the previous blog (Katherine's). I have been meaning to read this series. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE HOUSE SWAP”

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  3. This is such a great series! I really enjoy Kate Carlisle's books. And that 56 was just to good to pass up!

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  4. Used to? Oh my lol... sounds good! Happy weekend!

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  5. Oh, yes! I can definitely relate to that opening. I am looking forward to reading this one someday. I hope you love it. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Excellent beginning! Brooklyn is a great name for a character. The title and cover and premise of this book are delightful. :)

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