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Little Black Book: 12/07/21
Little Black Book by Kate Carlisle is the fifteenth book in the Bibliophile mystery series. Brooklyn receives a copy of Rebecca in the mail from her old friend Claire Quinn. Soon Claire is at her doorstep with a tale of a missing aunt and a ransacked home. When the people following Claire end up dead, Brooklyn and Derek jump into action.
The mystery takes everyone from San Francisco to Dharma to Scotland. Stakes are high from the sheer number of people who appear to be after the little black book and the number of bodies left in the wake of the search. The actual nuts and bolts of the mystery is something better suited for a kids' novel: think a mix of Enid Blyton and the 2017 incarnation of Ducktales.
That said, Little Black Book was an enjoyable read for its mix of codes, capers, and castles. Many of the previous books were more tension filled, so a break was nice.
The sixteenth book is The Paper Caper with a release date of June 7, 2022.