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Buried in Books
Bibliophile Series #12
BY Kate Carlisle

June 26, 2018/ ISBN 978-0-451-4774-3
Mystery/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds  

Brooklyn Wainwright is ready to marry the love of her life, Derek Stone. The plans have been settled and checked and everything is planned to make their wedding day perfect. Brooke is a book restoration expert and Derek is a security expert, and although they’ve run into their share of murders over the years, they are certain that nothing like that can possibly happen to ruin their big event.

With all of the wedding details in place, Brooklyn and Derek decide that she should go ahead with her conference schedule at the National Librarians Association conference which is being held in their home city of San Francisco. Brooklyn would be too occupied with her bookbinding workshop, speech on book conservation and hosting a three-hour bus tour for book lovers. Yes, a tour for 20 librarians who win a raffle to tour around San Francisco with Brooklyn. A three-hour tour, a three-hour tour eerily reminiscent of the castaways on an old television show, Gilligan’s Island.

Yet the trouble comes from another direction when two women who Brooklyn went to library school with show up at the conference. The friendships ended badly when Sara stole Heather’s boyfriend and Brooklyn was caught in the middle. It had been a long time since they’d all been together and Brooklyn is waiting for the drama to begin, especially when both women attend her surprise bridal shower. Yet they seem to be letting bygones be bygones. When Sara is murdered and it appears that a forged rare book may play a part in the killing, Brooklyn and Derek along with their “helpful” meddling mothers use their sleuthing skills to find the killer before their wedding plans go awry.

As a long time fan of this series, I am delighted to finally have the book with the tale of the love-birds big day! As always, Kate Carlisle has written a smart mystery with plenty of family, romance, friends, and books in the midst. I loved visiting San Francisco and Brooklyn and crew again and hope this series continues for years to come.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. You just can’t go wrong with a Kate Carlisle mystery!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Homicide in Hardcover #1
One Book in the Grave #5
Peril in Paperback #6
A Cookbook Conspiracy #7
The Book Stops Here #8
Ripped From the Pages #9
Books of a Feather #10
Once Upon a Spine #11
Buried In Books #12


Reviewer’s Notes: Kate Carlisle also writes the Fixer-Upper Mysteries

Reviewed 2018