Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Books of a Feather (A Bibliophile Mystery, #10)” as Want to Read:
Books of a Feather (A Bibliophile Mystery, #10)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Books of a Feather

(Bibliophile Mystery #10)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,208 ratings  ·  306 reviews
Brooklyn’s friend Ian runs the Covington Library, which is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon’s massive masterpiece, Birds of America, currently on loan from an Arab sheik. During the gala celebrating the book, she is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National Birdwatchers Society, who urgently needs Brooklyn’s skilled hands to repair a less ...more
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by NAL
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Books of a Feather, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Books of a Feather

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.01  · 
Rating details
 ·  2,208 ratings  ·  306 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Books of a Feather (A Bibliophile Mystery, #10)
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
I get that this is mind candy, but I just don't like this flavor. I found the style annoying, with redundant repartee along the lines of "We're where we were an hour ago. -Wow! We're right where we started." The people and plot are all preposterous but I couldn't tell if this was trying to be funny. For silly murder mysteries in San Francisco, I prefer the Monk books.
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Brooklyn Wainwright is a bookbinder specializing in rare book restorations. Her good friend, Ian is now the head curator and president of the Covington Library and Museum where there is to be a new exhibit of an Audubon book masterpiece “Birds of America”an exciting event that the national Bird Watchers Society are waiting for.

Jared Mulrooney, president of the National Bird Watchers Society spills wine over the valuable book about birds at the exhibit and asks Brooklyn to repair it. Jared is so
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An exuberant and exciting visit with Brooklyn and Derek who have returned to their remodel home. The Coventon Library is holding an open house to open an exhibit on Audubon's BIRDS OF AMERICA. There Brooklyn is handed two special books BIRDS IN THE TREES and a POOR RICHARD ALMANAC for repair. That evening event began to go wrong with the death of the owner of one of the books. Several attempts are made to enter their new home. Brooklyn's Parents are there first visitors who offer a homeless man ...more
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
The book mending/binding process is interesting; but, the characters are too sweet, too handsome, too beautiful and too perfect.
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good read in the Bibliophile Mystery series. These are fun to read. I enjoy all the recurring characters and of course Derek and Brooklyn. I would recommend this book and the whole series to readers who like cozies or who just want a quick, fun read.
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
EDIT: CHANGED IT TO 3 STARS, and begrudging that now! I have gone back & forth SO many times on how to rate this one! The mystery itself, I thought, was a good one. However, when did all of the characters get so stupid??? I'm used to Brooklyn pulling TSTL stunts, but when did Derek get so stupid he'd let a homeless stranger into his home and then leave said stranger there alone while the whole freakin' family went out to pickup breakfast?? I know Brooklyn's mom is a ditz and I have my doubts abo ...more
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! I love it when I can learn something while I'm being entertained. I jumped in this series with this book (#10) but can assure everyone it is a standalone book. I quickly felt the characters come to life. Brooklyn Wainwright is a book restorer and book artist. Reading about her craft and the mysteries that trail her, as well as her love interest, friends and family, was like visiting San Francisco and having this novel come to life around you. The mystery was engaging. There wa ...more
I'm not sure which is my favorite Bibliophile mystery, but it just might be Books of a Feather by Kate Carlisle. Maybe it was the combination of all the bird books and an Audubon exhibit, along with Brooklyn Wainwright's happiness. Whatever it is, I really enjoyed this book. (And, Dan Craig's cover is gorgeous.)

Brooklyn Wainwright is a bookbinder specializing in rare-book restoration, but she's also an artist who creates books, and an expert in the field. All of those traits come into play in th
I enjoyed this book as I do the series. There were a couple things that bothered me such as the story started one way but the author changed her mind and took it in a different direction, it seemed rather abruptly dropped and mentioned in the end. Also a body is not who they think but continue to refer to it as the presumed person. I do love reading about the book binding although this book seemed to have more than usual. These were minor and probably wouldn't bother most, this is just my opinio ...more
Carolyn Thomas
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Very thin plot. The story was padded with lengthy descriptions of how Brooklyn, the protagonist, went about her job as a book restorer - which might be interesting in itself but had nothing to do with the "mystery" of the two murders.
Another great entry in a series I've loved since reading the first book. This time it's (view spoiler)

Only one more book released so far in this series, kinda bummed about that I hope the author
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

In the tenth book of the Bibliophile Mystery, San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is in trouble a body is found in a library. But this isn’t just any old library, it’s the Covington Library which is currently exhibiting John James Audubon’s Birds of America. It looks like Brooklyn has her hands full to find this killer.

Brooklyn is easily my favorite thing about this series. It’s quite the easy-going person but at the same time, she holds so much passion for her work. Y
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bibliomysteries
Antiquarian Bookbinder, Brooklyn Wainwright, finds herself, once again, with a pile of dead bodies and rare books in need of her expertise. She, and fiancé Derek, along with Inspector Lee work to solve the murders before Brooklyn is added to the count.

I love this series for all the biblio knowledge shared and tips on book restoration I’ll never use, but fun to know just the same.

It’s template cozy and while I always enjoy them, I think they would be just as enjoyable were there other than murder
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Brooklyn is in the thick of it again - she suddenly has book repairs and then some to do (including one from Detective Lee), one is Poor Richard's Almanack and the other is an Audubon bird book both of which she was given clandestinely whilst at the Covington Library,  shortly afterwards someone tries to break into Brooklyn and Derek's apartment.  Oh and add to the mix an old school friend of Derek's has turned up and everything seems to be spiraling out of control!
May 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

this series must be read in order!
the writer does a bad job of summing things up in previous books for the reader unlike some other series. while you're not completely lost, there are things/characters mentioned that you don't understand the reference which is a shame.
and b/c of that, i will now have to go back & read the ones i skipped so i may catch up.

otherwise, this is an okay series.
and the mystery was complex in this story so it kept me thinking while i tried to figure it out.

As one of Kate's raters, I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Prior to this, I had read her Crowned and Moldering(Fixer-Upper Mystery #3). I found her writing style to be very readable and enjoyed the humor scattered throughout to lighten the mood.

In this tenth book in Carlisle's Bibliophile Mystery series, book binding/restoration expert/artist and amateur sleuth Brooklyn Wainwright returns as the narrator. She, along with her security expert fiancée, D
Under the Covers Book Blog
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the tenth book of the Bibliophile Mystery, San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is in trouble a body is found in a library. But this isn’t just any old library, it’s the Covington Library which is currently exhibiting John James Audubon’s Birds of America. It looks like Brooklyn has her hands full to find this killer.

Brooklyn is easily my favorite thing about this series. It’s quite the easy-going person but at the same time, she holds so much passion for her work. Y
Cathy Cole
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I began reading Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile mysteries when the series first began but stopped because I soon became consumed by an irrational loathing of one of the secondary characters. After being told that this character is no longer around, it didn't take any persuasion at all for me to begin reading once more.

I did find the mystery in Books of a Feather to be rather easy to solve, but that didn't bother me one little bit. Like all the best series, the mystery is important but the cast of c
Barbara Rogers
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I really enjoy these mysteries - and this one is no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I like that Brooklyn is discovering that she can be a strong and independent woman while still managing to share her life with Derek. She is learning that loving someone and sharing her life with someone doesn't mean that she has to be dependent on them.

Then, of course, is the great mystery. Who has killed to obtain a rare book - and which book is it that they want to obtain? Brooklyn currently has several loc
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This is number 10!! I would have never found this series, except for finding the 1st one in a cruise ship library!! The information about book binding is so interesting. I do enjoy the characters, and the continuing love story is very cute. I did sort of figure out the bad guy earlier than usual (well one of them) . The conceit of the series is that Brooklyn keeps finding dead bodies and then helping solve the mysteries. I also like the SF geography, after living 10 years in the Bay area. I don' ...more
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
It had potential. The descriptions of book repairs were nice.
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this novel from the Bibliophile Mysteries series. I had read some of them before, but this one has a lot more about books and bookbinding than the others. I loved learning more about John James Audubon and other bird artists of the time. Brooklyn and Derek make a lovely, loving couple, proving that opposites can sometimes attract. Derek's old friend, Crane, is at the center of this story, along with his less-than-loving sibling, Bai. At the center of the mystery is the murder of t ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, loaned
It was great to check in with Brooklyn and friends again. This time around things seem to be centered around an Audubon exhibit and many books that Brooklyn is repairing.

What I enjoyed:
* Love Brooklyn and Derek's relationship
* Brooklyn ended up helping out on a few cases - theft at her friend's shop and as an expert witness in a divorce case as well as the murder
* We meet an old friend of Derek's - Crane, and the background about his ancestor was interesting
* Learning more about book binding and
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As Books of a Featherby Kate Carlisle opens, Brooklyn comes home to her new fiance Derek, when she hears voices, so instinctively she locks up the eight valuable books she has taken home to restore. She feels a bit embarrassed when she meets Derek’s oldest friend, Crane, a man from China whom the British former special forces operative went to Eton with. Since Crane is an art expert, Brooklyn invites him to a special gala at the Covington Library to display a newly restored copy of John James Au ...more
Mary Ann
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, kindle-e-books
Brooklyn, the bookbinder, is back and she is engaged to be married to her love, Derek. They are going to the Covington for a party to show off the Audobon book and his friend, Crane comes with them. While she is there, her friend gives her an original Ben Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac," and wants it fixed up and appraised. She also tells her about her cousin and how he looked like he was trying to steal it. Then a man who is supposedly president of a birder group asks her to help him save hi ...more
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rate this a 3.25. The information about book binding was interesting and Carlisle didn't succumb to the temptation of showing off all her research. Major points for that. Some of her supporting characters are interesting; a couple are annoying. That's the way it is in real life. Points there. However, the solution was just too obvious, screaming This is the Killer so loudly that I kept telling myself I was mistaken, that Carlisle was bound to throw in an amazing twist. It was disappointing to ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 10th book in the Bibliophile Mystery series and continues to offer a delightful read. The mystery always provides lots of interesting twists to keep the reader guessing who and why of each murder. I love the growing relationship between Brooklyn and Derek, as well as that of her friends and family. And each story gives a great description of Brooklyn's efforts to save and restore a valuable this one, she actually uses different processes to restore several books, including ...more
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Brooklyn Wainwright is a bookbinder who restores old books of value and lives with her fiancé Derek in their newly remodeled home. While attending
A function at the Covington Library a patron is killed and someone is also
After Brooklyn and the books she is fixing.
This is a fast suspenseful lite mystery with smart and funny characters that
Will keep you turning the pages to find out who committed the murders to
Get the books. I recommend this author and book.
Abby Fabian
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was another beautiful addition to this series. It has the perfect balance of charater to bookbinding to mystery. Ms. Carlisle truly knows how to spin a beautifully balanced tale.
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jeanie

Books of a Feather
Bibliophile Mystery, Book #10
By Kate Carlisle
ISBN 9780451477705
Author’s website:
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jeanie


From the New York Times bestselling author of Ripped from the Pages, San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright’s latest project is for the birds, but it may have her running for her life. . . .

Brooklyn’s friend Ian runs the Covington Library, which is hosting an exhibit
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Please add page count & book cover 2 11 May 02, 2017 11:32AM  
Goodreads Librari...: Incorrect page count 2 143 Jul 06, 2016 02:24PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Better Late Than Never (Library Lover's Mystery, #7)
  • Word to the Wise (Library Lover's Mystery, #10)
  • Hitting the Books (Library Lover's Mystery, #9)
  • Pumpkin Spice Peril (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #12)
  • Buried to the Brim (Hat Shop Mystery, #6)
  • Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery, #3)
  • Death in the Stacks (Library Lover's Mystery, #8)
  • Murder in the First Edition (Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, #3)
  • On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery, #5)
  • A Likely Story (Library Lover's Mystery, #6)
  • Read It and Weep (Library Lover's Mystery, #4)
  • Murder in the Storybook Cottage (Book Retreat Mysteries #6)
  • Murder in the Reading Room
  • The Stolen Letter (Scottish Bookshop Mystery #5)
  • Title Wave (Booktown Mystery #10)
  • Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)
  • Book Clubbed (Booktown Mystery, #8)
  • Chapter and Hearse (Booktown Mystery, #4)
See similar books…
Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show. She also studied acting and singing, toiled in vin ...more

Other books in the series

Bibliophile Mystery (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile Mystery, #1)
  • If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Mystery, #2)
  • The Lies That Bind (A Bibliophile Mystery, #3)
  • Murder under Cover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #4)
  • One Book in the Grave (A Bibliophile Mystery, #5)
  • Peril in Paperback  (A Bibliophile Mystery, #6)
  • A Cookbook Conspiracy (A Bibliophile Mystery, #7)
  • The Book Stops Here (A Bibliophile Mystery, #8)
  • Ripped From the Pages (A Bibliophile Mystery, #9)
  • Once Upon a Spine (A Bibliophile Mystery, #11)

Related Articles

While books about anti-racism are trending on Goodreads and dominating the bestseller lists right now, some of our favorite Black authors are a...
208 likes · 46 comments
“An artist can try and pretend he is not following rules, but let's remember that nature itself provides rules. Gravity for instance.” 1 likes
More quotes…