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Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
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Jun 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: bibliophile

I ran across this book at Barnes & Noble in Tuscaloosa, AL. Interesting bookstore. No copies of Third World America, but a gigantic section for Bibles. I knew I was in the bible belt, fur shuur. But I digress. The protagonist, Brooklyn, in this series is a restorer of old books. She learned her craft at University and from her mentor, who is the murder victim in this first book. Brooklyn also has a very interesting, though stereotypically Californian, background, having been raised in a commune. But a commune that is still going strong in Sonoma and producing some mighty fine wine. The writing is witty, but not annoying and mostly contained to internal thoughts of the main character, with some believable witticisms in the dialog. I love the San Francisco setting. The reader is engaged just enough in trying to spot the murderer, the pace is just about right, and the characters interesting and likeable (except Brooklyn's arch-enemy Minka, who will, no doubt be in the subsequent installments).
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Crys Oh yes, I can attest that here you will find not just a large Bible section in B&N but also Bible stores as big as B&N.


Crystal Funny. Maybe the university bookstore has a broader selection?


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