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:

Kathy Martin said...

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!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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”

Katherine P said...

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

fredamans said...

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

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Oh, Kitty! Happy reading!

Lauren @ Always Me

Literary Feline said...

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!

Suko said...

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