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Peril in Paperback: 03/22/17
Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle is the sixth in the Bibliophile mystery series. Brooklyn is at a mansion in Tahoe to help a friend inventory and repair some books. She's there during the owner's fiftieth birthday party and the family tensions thick enough to cut with a knife.
Of course people end up dead. Of course there is a weather related reason why the police can't get there quickly after the first murder and why Brooklyn thus feels compelled to help investigate while they wait.
The house is full of all manor of nostalgic stuff and some fanciful additions like computerized book shelves, secret passageways and holograms. It's also populated with a crowd of awful people with very little in the way of character development.
The book reads like a half hearted homage to And Then There Were None
Comment #1: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 20:12:30
Well there you are, ahead of me by one, I believe. One in the "lighter than standard adult mystery" genre that I consider well-written and well-plotted; certainly a unique backstory. Hopefully the "does he love me, love me not" nonsense is over, which was my beef. I savour the book or two I have left. Thank you for your e-mail a couple of weeks ago, about changing your domain name!
Comment #2: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 19:02:12
The next book in the series (which I still need to review), A Cookbook Conspiracy is one of my favorites so far. I also have The Book Stops Here on hand to read. After that I'll have to decide if I want to continue with the series or move onto a different one.
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