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  • Title: Homicide In Hardcover
  • Author: Kate Carlisle
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  • Page: 240
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Homicide In Hardcover

About "Kate Carlisle"

  1. Kate Carlisle

    Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show She also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction It seemed the safest way to kill off her professors Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect husband.A lifelong love of old books and an appreciation of the art of bookbinding led Kate to create the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder Kate is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America She loves to drink good wine and watch other people cook.Despite the appearance of overnight success, Kate s dream of publication took many, many years to fulfill.

461 thoughts on “Homicide In Hardcover”

  1. I have to admit to being a bit disappointed as I did have high hopes for this one A mystery where the main character is a book restorer sounds good to me Well there was a reasonably intriguing mystery and a couple of murders, and the main character did restore books for a living So far so good.However the book fell down with its style Our smart, book restoring main character was written as some kind of idiot with a death wish who nevertheless had sexy, good looking men falling over her The dialo [...]


  2. Maybe I m too picky Maybe I tend to read books as a writer than a casual reader Maybe I m nuts I don t know But I do know that Kate Carlisle s Homicide in Hardcover didn t live up to my expectations.The story is set in the world of book restoration and bibliophiles, literary museums and high brows But Carlisle has chosen to write the book in an almost chick lit style Her protagonist the book is written in first person drops cutesy cliches left and right and indulges in way to much soul searchin [...]


  3. 3.5 starsHomicide in Hardcover is a cute, quirky start to a mystery series.This isn t a cozy about a bookshop owner, but a book restorer who repairs valuable tomes that have degraded with age and abuse It opens with a touching scene where she reunites with her mentor, her friend, only to find him brutally murdered moments later.Her internal monologue and family left me giggling, giving the series needed humor as it breaks between the tragedy of the murder I loved the protagonist s quick wit and [...]


  4. There are spoilers Don t read this review if you don t want to know.I really wanted to like this book because the protagonist is bookbinder and I find that subject area interesting I like intelligence in my hero heroine and Brooklyn Wainwright is just too stupid to live This book is allegedly a mystery but she spent most of the book doing the following activities a eating b fainting at the sight of blood c getting rescued by men and d committing book theft Right before she discovers the body she [...]


  5. I m a rare book conservator at the Huntington Library a place awfully similar to The Covington Library but we don t have Curt Cobain s diaries wish I had opening celebrations of my latest restorations without the murder anyhow, I know Carlisle did a little bit of research for this, but it barely shined through I won t be too critical because it wasn t meant to be accurate, but the only thing that kept me reading was how hilarious it was every time she tried to throw in some conservation and book [...]


  6. After reading A High End Finish I had high hopes for this book Unfortunately it never quite manages to shine I really liked heroine of the story, Brooklyn, despite her occasional TSTL moment but she s about all I liked The hero was honestly a bit of a douche but at least I noticed him Most of the characters were just plain forgettable, and yes I did forget one of the characters and it took me a few chapters to remember who she was.


  7. Interlibrary loan courtesy of the Everett Public Library, Everett WAA much better than average cozy mystery I really enjoyed it There was a lot of action, quirky characters, humor, and than the average dollop of romance And books The only thing that would improve it was if there had been dogs But, no, just cats Ugh Highly recommend it, I will definitely be reading in this series.


  8. I m a bit of a sucker for novels involving books and writing, especially mysteries, so I thought this one would be right up my street Well, it was, sort of certainly I read through it fast enough My problem with the mystery aspect was that, toward the end, the author was to an extent guilty of coyly holding back information from the reader My problem with the thriller aspect of it was that the whole great culminatory finale, the scene that was supposed to have me on the edge of my seat, relied o [...]


  9. I didn t love this one I didn t hate it either It was just average for me I didn t know WHO did it until the end though and that is really what saved this book for me there were a ton of red herrings and that kept me guessing until the end I am not 100% engaged with any of the characters and am hoping that changes as I move forward in this series Because I will read the next one only because I have learned you cannot judge a first book by its tepid writing I really like this author s other books [...]


  10. I enjoyed this cozy mystery and I like the lead character Brooklyn I think this will be another series that I will start to reading of I also like the character Derek The information regarding how Brooklyn grew up in what sounds like a hippie commune sounded interesting and made the lead character a bit interesting.


  11. Witty Eccentric Fast paced Unique Homicide in Hardcover is an urban contemporary whodunit with plenty of quips, quagmires, and quirky twists to keep a reader guessing until the very end Not to mention, some laugh aloud moments And a tongue in cheek opening hook My teacher always told that in order to save a patient you d have to kill him first Not the most child friendly way of explaining his theory of book restoration to his eight year old apprentice, but it worked I grew up to save them all Br [...]


  12. I suppose it s partially my fault, but they did lie to me.See, I m a sucker for biblio mysteries, and this book has A Bibliophile Mystery on the cover I m a bibliophile I like mysteries It also is categorized as Obsidian Mystery on the spine this is the lie Half truth at best I swear I read the back cover copy, but I somehow missed the key phrase that would have set off my internal warning system That phrase e humorless and annoyingly attractive British security officer That s it Every book I ve [...]


  13. Brooklyn believes firmly in her job of book restoration she refuses to let a good book die, especially if it s a very old classic, even if it s cursed Enough people have already died when they owned inherited this book, or were even working on restoring it The latest victim is Brooklyn s mentor, so she s determined about 3 things a the book is not going to kill her because there s no such thing as a curse, b she is definitely going to finish restoring the book before next week s exhibit, no matt [...]


  14. Read this today It was not great It was a lot of stereotypes, but they didn t all seem to fit together.The protagonist specializes in book restoration.Her parents and family run a winery on the commune she grew up at.Her best friend also grew up there, and is very successful, friendly and fashion conscious.She meets a hot Detective love interest.She reunites with a mentor just before he s murdered.There are a lot of pretty awful characters in this Seriously, this was a case of people being jerks [...]


  15. Homicide in Hardcover is a cozy mystery with a heroine who loves and restores old books Given my love for books and the cozy genre, I expected to love this novel Although there isn t necessarily anything wrong with the plot, somehow it just didn t meet expectations I think the main problem with this book is its tone The story is told in first person by the heroine, Brooklyn Wainwright, who is an intelligent and passionate bibliophile Her narration, however, is quite fluffy stereotypical chick li [...]


  16. This was a fun first book There is lots of information on how book restoration is done and the world of rare books which I enjoyed a great deal The mystery was fun too, I didn t figure out the correct killer but I was in the right family, and I totally missed the motive I ll be back to read of this series.


  17. I ve had so many problems with this one an abundance of cliches, cringy dialogues, one dimensional characters, mediocre mystery Not recommended.


  18. After reading a book where I must pay attention to most every detail, I enjoy picking up one of these cozy mystery genre books Kate Carlisle is a new writer, to me, but recommended by my favorite bookseller, Vanessa After this much time of her getting to know me, Vanessa pretty much can put her finger on writers that I would enjoy and Carlisle was it Nice storyline, plenty of intrigue, with great character development Set in San Francisco, the main character is Brooklyn Wainwright, who is well e [...]


  19. Brooklyn Wainwright, a San Francisco book restoration expert, has been invited to attend an exhibition at the Covington Library Abraham Karastovsky, Brooklyn s teacher and former employer, is opening an exhibit of rare antiquarian books Brooklyn is excited to see Abraham because they had an argument over her new job and she s looking forward to renewing their friendship Unfortunately, after speaking for a few minutes, Abraham is called to his basement workshop where Brooklyn later finds him dyin [...]


  20. How could I not like this book The main character is a bookbinder specializing in rare book restoration She has a master s degree in library science and in restoration It s a pet peeve of mine when librarian characters don t have a master s so this book passed my test It s the first in a series I can t wait for the next book There is a love interest of sorts in this series There s no mention of the next book so I don t know if he s in the next book I know it s a series because on the cover it sa [...]


  21. Light, humorous, non stressful Been a good read for a work lunch I had read number 7, so I decided to read the first one in the series I might wish for a little seriousness and a little believability, but I don t think that s what the author was going for in this series of book related mysteries I might end up reading some of the others and I m pretty sure I m going to know just what to expect.



  22. Brooklyn Wainwright repairs rare and damaged books for a living in Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle, and she gets invited to a special gathering at the Covington Library for her former mentor, Abraham, with whom she had a falling out six months earlier Noticing some personal drama going on at the party, including a curious argument with the members of the family that owns the library, her father tending bar, and her mother waiting for what looks like a secret rendezvous with Abraham And he [...]



  23. It s been awhile since I ve stumbled upon a new cozy mystery book series that I ve enjoyed so thoroughly Homicide in Hardcover had the perfect balance of mystery, humour, great characters and a well plotted story.Cozy fans who may be weary of stories where the mystery is secondary to the romance cake shop business that the main character is running or involved in will be thankful to know that the murder mystery definitely takes center stage here Even better, the whodunnit aspect never seems forc [...]


  24. I truly have no clue as to how to rate this one I was already leery of it going in, cause although the cover looked good and the main character s career of being a bookbinder was really interesting The majority of the story in between was truly a colorful all over the place kind of tale Not to mention I felt it really odd that at times the author would point out particular things i.e when the main character gets question by the cops, it is noted that the female cop is a really thin Asian woman w [...]


  25. I was probably unduly harsh on this book on account of being a conservator and all, and thus noticing details that don t fit with my Conservator s World View, such as the heroine eating chocolate at her work bench, wearing sandals while using scalpels and using bread to lighten foxing spots Hmm But it s quite a well made setting and characterisation for all that I certainly don t want to discourage anyone from making their heroines book conservators restorers it is good to see I wonder, can poli [...]


  26. Loved it I don t know if it is because I was in the right mood for a cosy, I had a miserable time prior to this finding a book to settle with, or life just got too serious and I was able to easily escape into this story as being the reason More than likely it was just plain old good plot, writing, characters, setting, etc I know the heroine did borderline TSTL things, but I didn t care She had enough interesting things about her to forgive this so I was able to read for sheer pleasure.I immediat [...]


  27. I have found a new series to read I loved the first installment in the Bibliophile Mystery series I love Brooklyn s character She s smart, spunky, and funny I wasn t as thrilled with Derek s character and am anxious to see if he s in any further books in the series I can t wait to read the second one


  28. Sono indecisa se aggiungere mezza stella o menoMi piace come scrive questa autrice e, da vero topo d archivio e di biblioteca, ho apprezzato tutti i riferimenti al restauro di un libro Potrei sorvolare sulla famiglia new are della protagonista mi sembrano uno pi fuori di testa dell altro , ma quest ultima che ogni tanto vorrei scuotere ben bene Oltre a dirle che ha qualche problema di cleptomania, visto che non riesce a resistere a un foglio di carta, sciolto o rilegato libro, quaderno che sia c [...]


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