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Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
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Sep 13, 2012

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I really wanted to like the first book in this Bibliophile series. It was recommended by my daughter-in-law and she has the next 4 books in the series that I can borrow. However, I just couldn't get that interested in the book. I did learn a lot about book restoration; I didn't even realize that it was a profession reached with a college degree. Although it seemed to go on and on, the mystery was good right up to the end and then I found that it was actually a rather weak reason for murder. The other thing that rather creeped me out was all the talk about the commune that Brooklyn grew up in complete with "Guru Bob" who calls everyone, "Gracious". Maybe I'll try book #2 because I really have never read a series before that featured a rare book restorer.

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William Land Generally, I find the first books in a series to be not as good as subsequent ones because all the characters have to be introduced. In this particular series, Brooklyn has a large family and group of friends and that made it somewhat confusing to follow at times. I was intrigued by her attraction with Derek Stone and this couple's dynamic is better in subsequent novels. Of course, I gave the first book "5 stars" so I think I enjoyed it more than you did. I'll be curious to learn your opinion of Books #2.

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