"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Murder Under Cover by Kate Carlisle

An Obsidian Mystery
A Division of Penguin Publishing

Released May 3, 2011
ISBN-10: 0451233514
ISBN-13: 978-0451233516

A Bibliophile Mystery
4th in this series

Brooklyn Wainwright loves her job rebinding old books, sometimes finding hidden treasure, sometimes the treasure is just the joy of rescuing a book that is centuries old.

When she is given an ancient copy of the Kama Sutra written in French and covered in jewels to restore and appraise from her friend Robin, she is not only excited about restoring the book but the research may also add a little spark to her love life.

When Robin wakes up with a man she just met murdered in her bed, she becomes the prime suspect.  Then both the friends lives are turned upside down as they try to uncover why apartments are being ransacked, other people are dying, and Robin's mother, who lives in India, and gave Robin the Kama Sutra book to give to Brooklyn, shows up for an unexpected visit.  

This book was so good, one twist and turn after another, plus quite an education about binding books and the Kama Sutra.  I liked the first 3 books but I loved this one.  Brooklyn evolves more and more with each installment in this series and I really liked her in this one. Sometimes it takes time to get to know a character and that is the case with this series. She has become more realistic to me over the series and my interest in rare books has grown too. Plus the real international mystery drew me right into this story.  I was very happy to read and review this book.  Wonderful story, not to be missed.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Obsidian Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  


Steve Capell said...

I will be reading this book for sure. From your review it sounds like it may be one of best of the previous three. I am currently reading Kate Carlisle's book number one "Homicide in Hardcover." (I won your contest for this book -- TY) Thanks for your review.


Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I'd want to read this one just for the cover, but your review has me interested in the whole series!