Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle

Buried in Books

Kate Carlisle

When her friend is found murdered and one of her books is a forgery, Brooklyn Wainwright and her fiancé must catch the culprit before their wedding day.

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In the latest in this New York Times bestselling series, matrimony and murder collide as San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright walks down the aisle...

     Brooklyn has it all covered. She's triple-checked her wedding to-do list, and everything is on track for the upcoming ceremony with the love of her life, security expert Derek Stone. 

     Not everyone has been as lucky in love as Brooklyn. Her old library college roommates Heather and Sara lost touch twelve years ago when Sara stole Heather's boyfriend. Brooklyn was caught in the middle and hasn't seen her former besties since their falling-out. When they both arrive in town for the annual librarians' convention and then show up at her surprise bridal shower, Brooklyn is sure drama will ensue. But she's touched when the women seem willing to sort out their differences and gift her rare copies of The Three Musketeers and The Blue Fairy Book.   

     Brooklyn's prewedding calm is shattered when one of her formerly feuding friends is found murdered and Brooklyn determines that one of the rare books is a forgery. She can't help but wonder if the victim played a part in this fraud, or if she was targeted because she discovered the scam. With a killer and con artist on the loose, Brooklyn and Derek--with the unsolicited help of their meddling mothers--must catch the culprit before their big day turns into a big mess.

Advance Galley Reviews

Penguin First to Read ARC. Rating: 4 of 5 stars. #12 in the series but can be read as a standalone. The title ends up being a really bad pun. Brooklyn is a librarian and book restorer but she has a bad habit of finding murder victims. She is also getting married very soon. And to stay busy before this event she decides to go to a librarian convention. She has a class on book binding but people keep asking her to talk about the bodies she's found. The twist in the mystery is the return of the three musketeers; her two estranged college best friends,Heather and Sara. And Rod, who is Sara's husband and Heather former boyfriend. Rod's cheating with Sara led to the three musketeers colapse. Brooklyn wants to reconnect with her two best friends and of course that is where everything goes astray. Does someone always try to kill Brooklyn? Will have to read another in the series to see so but from comments in this book, it looks like it. Why the murder happened was discovered quite early. But who did it was up in the air until later, and caused a climatic end to the book.

I have read a couple of books in this series and Buried in Books is a great continuation of the series. Brooklyn is about to marry Derek but one of her friends is found murdered. A great cozy mystery and a fun, quick read. I would definitely recommend for cozy mystery lovers.

Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle is the twelfth A Bibliophile Mystery. Brooklyn Wainwright is marrying Derek Stone in just a few days. With the wedding plans completed, Brooklyn is off to attend the annual National Librarians Association conference. She is surprised when she runs into Heather Babcock. Brooklyn, Heather and Sara Martin were roommates and best friends in graduate school until Roderick came along. Brooklyn has not heard from Heather or Sara in twelve years. The next day after Brooklyn’s Book Lovers Tour of San Francisco, Brooklyn is surprised with a bridal shower. She is shocked when she discovers her mother invited Heather and Sara (oh dear). Heather gives Brooklyn a first edition of The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. Not to be one upped, Sara unexpectedly presents Brooklyn with a beautiful (and valuable) first edition of The Three Musketeers. Later Sara turns up dead which causes Brooklyn to take a closer look at her gift from Sara. When she discovers it is a forgery, Brooklyn wonders if Sara knew about it or was she innocent victim. With her wedding quickly approaching, Brooklyn finds herself once again embroiled in a mystery. Can Brooklyn wrap up the case before she dons her wedding gown, or will she end up being fitted for a coffin? Buried in Books is a well-written and engaging book. The authors conversational writing style combined with the steady pacing makes Buried in Books easy to read. I started reading Buried in Books and did not put it down until I finished. There are many delightful humorous moments in Buried in Books. Brooklyn and Derek’s mothers are quite a pair. They are two peas in a pod and their families had better be prepared for more of their antics in the future. I love reading about the beautiful books Brooklyn encounters (the authors descriptions allowed me to visualize the wondrous tomes. It is also interesting to learn more about bookbinding (which makes A Bibliophile Mystery series unique) and creating one-of-a-kind handmade books. There are beautiful descriptions of San Francisco and various book lover attractions. I enjoyed how the victim was killed. It is unique and fits with the book. The murder does not occur until page 110. The author took the time to set the stage (give us background) for the crime. I was disappointed that the mystery was uncomplicated and easily solved. Brooklyn is a great character. She is intelligent, spunky and has a nose for murder. Brooklyn has grown over the course of the series, and I think that Derek is the perfect partner for her. He supports Brooklyn in her investigations and assists her while keeping her safe. There are many wonderful cozy moments in the book. We get to see the Wainwright and Stone families mingle, the wedding, lots of food, Brooklyn spending time with her friends, the sights of San Francisco, descriptions of old books, the convention, the rehearsal dinner, and special moments between Derek and Brooklyn. There are recipes for a couple of the dishes served at Derek and Brooklyn’s wedding at the end of the book. My rating for Buried in Books is 4 out of 5 stars. Fans of A Bibliophile Mystery series (and cozy mysteries) will be thoroughly delighted with Buried in Books.

Brooklyn Wainwright is ready to marry Derek Stone. She even has her bags packed to go on their honeymoon. She is going to attend the National Librarians Association Conference. She will be presenting a workshop on rare book restoration, giving a talk then doing a Book Lovers Tour of San Francisco. At the conference, Brooklyn runs into her roommates from grad school, Heather and Sara. They had been the “ Three Musketeers” until Sara won the heat of Heather’s love and ended up marrying him. They have been enemies for 12 years now. Sara and Heather surprise Brooklyn by attending Brooklyn’s wedding shower invited by her mother. They make peace at Brooklyn’s shower. Heather gifts her with a rare copy of The Red Fairy Book. Sara gifts her with a rare copy of the The Three Musketeers. Everything is progressing along smoothly for the wedding. The girls have a night out. Brooklyn invites her former roommates but they no show. Next day, Sara is missing. She was last seen in the hotel basement. Going down to the basement Brooklyn and Derek find Sara dead.....Buried in Books that fell on her. Accident or foul play? Brooklyn sets out to investigate. Murder, forgery, Derek’s relatives staying with Brooklyn’s in Dharma, the library restoring workshop, the Book Lover’s bus tour, the wedding shower, shenanigans happening through out the book will entertain the reader. All the characters are artfully created, vivid, some zany, some sinister, all interesting. The book restoration workshop was ver informative as to all the different techniques one is able to use to restore various books. A Highly Recommended Read!! I volunteered to read Buried in Books. Thanks to the Penguin’s First-to-Read Program for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.

A highly enjoyable read. This was a big page turner for me. I love this series and this was one of the best I have read. I loved the bookish tour and the surprise party at the end. A wonderful book I highly recommend to all who like mysteries.

Bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright has a busy weekend. It's the weekend of the National Librarians Association conference, and she's agreed to give a bookbinding workshop and a speech on bookbinding as well as hosting a bookish tour around San Francisco for 20 raffle winners. Oh, and she's getting married, so she has that going on as well.  But she thinks she can handle it all. The workshop she's given many times before, and she's done the tour before too, although not with a rented bus and so many participants. And her fiance Derek Stone has the last-minute wedding preparations well in hand, so she can concentrate on the conference for as long as she needs to.  Surprises abound for Brooklyn during the weekend, from her mother and Derek's mother showing up on her 3-hour "Book Lovers' Tour of San Francisco" to her grad school roommate Heather showing up for the conference. Brooklyn hadn't seen or talked to her since grad school, where their other roommate Sara stole Heather's boyfriend and created a lot of bad feelings for the three library students. But Brooklyn and Heather are fine now, all this time later, and laugh and joke like old times.  And then Sara shows up. And (surprise!) she's brought her husband with her, the guy she stole from Heather back when they were in school.  Sadly, the weekend does not end well for one of the old friends. Now Brooklyn has to finish her duties at the conference, get ready for her wedding, and try to solve the murder of her former roommate that is almost certainly tied to the mystery of the forged book that has fallen into her hands. If anyone can do all that, it's Brooklyn, but the question is: will she make it to the church on time?  Buried in Books in the 12th in Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile Mystery series, and her relatable characters and easy-reading style make her books a great choice for mystery lovers as well as anyone who can appreciate a good book. The Bibliophile Mystery series is perfect for book lovers, offering a compelling story along with a charming lead character and a beautiful setting (although I'm a fan of Her Fixer-Upper Mystery series also!). If you haven't tried Kate Carlisle yet, this is a fun book to jump in with, and if you have read her books before, then you're probably already on your way to the bookstore to pick this one up too.  Galleys for Buried in Books were provided by Berkley Prime Crime through Penguin's First To Read program, with many thanks.

I received a free copy of this book from First to Read in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I've read by Kate Carlisle and it definitely won't be the last! I could tell almost immediately that this book was based on a series of previous books, but I think the author did well at making this a stand alone book that can be read without the others. I definitely want to read the other books now, though. It was easy to read and kept my attention. I really enjoyed the tidbits of information about library science, book binding, old books, and...just the book industry in general.

The alkido app would not open this book and I could not re download it. So unfortunately I can not review the book. Thanks for the try though.

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy for free from Penguin First to Read in exchange for a fair and honest review. Rare book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright has it all together. She is a renowned bookbinder/restorer and has a wonderful fiancé, security expert Derek Stone, whom she is set to marry in a few days. She is so confident that all of the wedding plans are on track, she agrees to not only attend the annual book conference, but will be teaching a group how to create a book as well as give a tour of literary highlights for charity. Things start to go a bit strange when she realizes some of the booklovers that have signed up for her class and tour are dying to hear about the dead bodies she has stumbled upon in the past. They seem to be encouraged by comments made by her well-meaning mother and future mother-in-law. Brooklyn loves these two ladies, and tries to discourage the conversation, but her attempts to bring things back to books seem futile with this group. The two moms have another surprise up their sleeves. Brooklyn is shanghaied into attending a surprise wedding shower. But the bigger surprise is seeing her two former best friends Sara and Heather. The trio split company after Sara stole Heather’s boyfriend. The feud has not ended, but both are somehow there in the same room. And both brought beautiful copies of rare books for gifts. But one of the books could be a fake and one of the women will not survive the night. Brooklyn didn’t plan to solve a murder hours before her wedding, but she cannot ignore the fact that one of her besties from college is dead and the clue to finding out who did it may be in her possession. This cozy mystery brings the best of the genre to light. Engaging characters, a quirky murder and a solid plot that teaches the reader a thing or two about book restoration are all wrapped up in a page-turning story. It was fun and had a nice twist at the end. Every element of this book works so well together it is not surprising that readers love this series. Buried in Books is the twelfth Bibliophile Mystery written by award winning author Kate Carlisle. She is a NY Times best-selling author for good reason. In addition to this book series, she is the author of the Fixer Upper Mystery Series also. The latter series has moved to television and is now part of the Hallmark Mysteries Movies. This is the first book I have read by Carlisle, but it works well as a stand-alone. I was not confused or lost at any point. I will go back and check out more of her books because her writing style is easy and informative, not to mention fun to read. Copyright © 2018 Laura Hartman

I read the first book in this series when it first came out. I did not realize, when I began reading this particular book, that it was part of the series. That said, I found it easy to follow the plot, and did not miss the action that occurred between the first book and this one. I like cozy mysteries. They satisfy without being hardcore, intense or over-the-top gory. This author, in particular, has a way of writing that tells the story without excessive descriptive details. The main character is kind and sweet, and the tone of the book, although it is about murder, is light and rather sweet. It's refreshing to read a book in which the author is not compelled to over glamorize the darker sides of human nature. Of course, too, the mystery is about a librarian who does book repair and binding. As a librarian, of course there is nothing to dislike about this topic! It is fun to read about another side of librarianship. Thanks for the chance to read this in advance, First to Read! I enjoyed reading Buried in Books a great deal.

This was my first book by Kate Carlisle. I enjoy cozy mysteries, but they are not my favorite genre. That being said, I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read, fairly fast paced and the characters were a hoot! My favorite characters were probably Brooklyn's mother and mother-in-law-to-be. They were quite the pair. Her mother's quirky speech was hysterical! I also enjoyed learning a little about book restoration, which is Brooklyn's profession. They way that Kate Carlisle described the older books made it so that you could almost feel the covers and feel the ancient pages. Overall, THIS book was a great read!

I have to admit I did not realize this was one in a series. I was 72 pages in and the story line hadn't developed beyond giving me glimpse of past books. This is clearly not a stand alone book and one should read the books that come before in the series. She spends a lot of time alluding to past murders that the character was involved with and helped to solve and therefore doesn't really get into the plot of this book quickly enough. I think the book is well written and the storyline is intriguing enough that I do want to get the first book in the series. I think I would enjoy this book much better had I read the books that came before it.

I have not read the earlier books in this series but did not find that to be a hindrance in following the plot and sorting out the characters. This was a quick read but the main characters Brooklyn and Derek were well-developed, relatable and likable. I enjoyed learning about the processes of restoring and handcrafting books. I found some of the suspects to be more schizophrenic than complex and couldn’t fathom the reason that some truly odd family behavior (e.g. Brooklyn’s mother suddenly decides to speak with a Cockney accent) was thrown in. Overall, I enjoyed the book and would read another in the series.

I tried to finish this, I really did. But I got bored. There just seemed too much drama and too much time spent on weird awkward conversations. Didn't feel a connection with any of the characters (maybe because this was not a stand alone?) As far as the college best friend "affair" I didn't like any of them. This book was not for me.

This was a fun read. Brooklyn Wainwright, librarian and book restorer, is going to marry Derek Stone, security company owner and former spy. During the week run-up to the wedding the National Library Association is having a convention in town. Because of her profession, Brooklyn attends the convention, just to help settle her nerves. Oh, the other thing Brooklyn does is, she finds bodies of people who have recently been murdered. It's not that she wants to. She'd rather spend her time binding books and loving her Derek. So what we have here is a sweet cozy. Brooklyn's wedding is invaded by not one but two sets of bad people, both determined to recover a book that the victim, the latest body that Brooklyn found, gave her at her surprise bridal shower. Like she's going to carry a book, no matter how valuable or not, around while she's in her wedding dress. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny and light hearted in the best cozy fashion. That it was one in a series did nothing to distract from its enjoyability.

This was the first book in this series that I have read, though I did start the first one in the series before and never finished it. I thought this book was okay. I was a little lost because I did not read any of the others in the series, but the writing was superb and more than made up for being a little lost. I guess I was lost because there were a lot of characters. The plot was intriguing and I also enjoyed the relationship aspects of this story. I enjoyed reading about Brooklyn’s anticipation of her upcoming nuptials. When her two friend from college, who do not get along, throw her a wedding shower, plus give her first edition copies of books, one friend is found dead and the other is accused. So while planning her wedding, Brooklyn also has to solve a murder. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

I guaranteed my copy. But can't download it. So can't review.... Very sad.

I always eagerly await new books in this series. I was not disappointed by the most recent entry. The Dharma family always amuses and love the main characters. Sat and read it in one night.

This was my first read in the Brooklyn Wainwright series. While I enjoyed the book, I had figured out a couple of the "mysteries" about mid-way through. I would definitely read this author again and would recommend it to others. I give this book 3 stars.

This has been a series I have enjoyed immensely and this latest offering is a really good read. Brooklyn and Derek are two characters who continue to grow on me - book after book - and it was a delight to read their wedding story. Throw in some of the secondary we have come to know and love you so, an intriguing mystery involving Brooklyn's past and you have a hum dinger of a tale. I would highly recommend this to any cosy mystery fan.

I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. This book was my introduction to this series, but I was not lost at all. Brooklyn, the main character is a librarian and a book restorer. If she seems like an unlikely crime fighter, never fear. She is aided by her fiance who is a renowned private investigator with seeming endless resources and by her friend the policertainly detective. Brooklyn apparently has a habit of discovering dead bodies, leading her mother to dub her a "murder magnet." She reminds the reader often that this is not her first experience. This mystery centers on the murder of one of Brooklyn's college roommates whom she hasn't seen in years. The other former roommate had just threatened the murder victim and jumps to the top of the suspect list. Brooklyn must try to solve the murder and plan her wedding and attend to her duties at the book convention. This book is a fun, light read. The characters are engaging and the plot is easy to follow with just the right mixture of real and false clues. In addition, the author provides good information on bookbinding and recipes as well. I highly recommend this book to mystery lovers.

I have had the pleasure of reading the entire Bibliophile Mystery series by Kate Carlisle and this is by far of my favorite. It is a well written mystery with a little bit of romance, suspense, comedy and history thrown in. I received the advance reading copy and finished the book in a day. I couldn't put it down! New readers will not be disappointed and current Kate Carlisle fans will be thrilled with Buried in Books and will finish certainly wanting more!

This was the first book that I've read in this series. I really enjoyed meeting Brooklyn and her fiance Derek. Apparently in the previous books in the series, Brooklyn has stumbled upon dead bodies in her job as a book restorer. A rather interesting premise! This book is no different. Brooklyn and Derek are getting married the same weekend as a huge librarian conference in San Francisco. Brooklyn is speaking at the conference and leading a group tour while planning for her wedding the same weekend. She runs into two old friends from graduate school where they had been dubbed The Three Musketeers. But one of the friends stole the other's boyfriend so the friendship broke up. And then one of the friends is found dead. Brooklyn and Derek want to know what happened. Derek uses his skills as a security expert to help the investigation. The book is also a humorous, almost campy, read and I really enjoyed it. I will definitely read the other books in this series!

This was a fun light read. Although part of a series, it was easy to get into the plot and the characters if (like me) you haven’t read the earlier books. Interesting facts about books and book-binding throughout, and the overarching wedding theme make it a perfect summer read. The simplicity of the plot and limited number of potential suspects also made the book enjoyable to read.

Buried in Books is a light enjoyable who done it with a library flair. All the usual suspects with a wedding in the mix. Thanks first to read for the peek into Brooklyn's life and family.

I did not realize until I started reading the book that it was part of a series. It did start a little slow and may have been more interesting to me if I knew the background on the main characters. I will say though that I found the book to be an easy read and the characters were very likeable and relateable. I truly enjoyed Carlisle's writing technique and plan to start this series from the beginning. I am a sucker for a good series. The recipe at the end was a great surprise.

I received an advanced copy of Buried in Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. Buried in Books is the latest instalment of Kate Carlisle’s Bibliophile Mystery series about the crime solving San Francisco based book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright. Brooklyn’s preparations for her wedding are interrupted by a murder that she will need to solve, with the help of family and friends, before she walks down the aisle. I have not read the earlier books in this series and was surprised that the main characters were easy to get to know and like. The supporting cast of family and friends had their quirks which made this read entertaining and the story line an exciting, realistic one that made me want to continue reading late into the night. I also loved the addition of recipes at the end of the book, something I am definitely going to try out. A great read and one that I wish I could read the next instalment tomorrow! Barring that catch up on the rest of the series.

I really enjoyed this book. I have not read any of the other books in the series, and it was somewhat apparent at times as topics were eluded to, but not fully explained. It probably would have been beneficial to read the previous 11 books, but at the same time this book did hold it's own. I appreciated that the mystery was not easily solved and the plot line moved along well. The characters were well developed as well as the story arc. I would recommend this book to other readers, especially those in search of a quick mystery. ** SPOILERS** There were times during the book that Brooklyn seemed kinda Hoity. Her wedding was a bit overdone in my opinion and it just seemed like maybe she was influenced by the finer things more than necessary at times.

I was excited to receive this advanced copy. What could be better than a good mystery novel revolving around books? Well, it is the 12th book in the series, so there was a lot I didn't really understand. Characters where thrown in here and there that really had no significance to the current story. The mystery was pretty predictable, too. She set up a set of suspects even before the incident happened. Overall, a good read if you don't mind knowing who did it from the very beginning.

I’m not sure how I managed to never hear of this series before! A series of murder mysteries that revolves around books and bookish people? Yes please! I love Brooklyn; she’s relatable, witty, funny, loyal, caring, and has an affinity for books. Can she be my friend please? Derek is a dream and together they really do make a great team. I thought the mystery was fun and intriguing and held a few twists. Towards the end it was kind of obvious who it was and I was craved a better reveal, but it sure was dramatic. Sometimes when the plot involves family I got a little bored, but it could just be because I don’t know all the characters that well because I started at book 12 instead of book 1 (which I’ll be remedying soon!). I really enjoyed reading this! It’s a little cheesy from time to time, but it’s a great summer read!

I enjoyed this cozy mystery. Being a book lover, that the plot centers around books is a plus. This novel is well into a series but the first I've read. It reads well on its own but I think I'd like to catch up on the earlier novels. I really liked Brooklyn. She is a feisty heroine. I had no idea someone with a degree in library science would be such an entertaining character. She has a good personality, sense of humor and great wit. But my favorite characters were her mother and future mother-in-law. What a dynamic duo. And right behind them are Brooklyn's sisters and sister-in-law. All of those female characters were done well and made me proud to be a woman. I always like to learn something when I read fiction and this time it was about restoring rare books as well as hand crafting books. Brooklyn creates her own books, giving classes on doing so, and it was interesting to understand some of the techniques. I do recommend this book to readers who enjoy a good cozy mystery. There were some good family times, some scenes that made me laugh out loud, and a good dose of suspense near the end. Some great recipes are included too. An enjoyable novel. I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

Brooklyn Wainwright is convinced she has everything ready for her wedding to Derek Stone in less than a week. After all, she needs to attend a librarians' conference and is even giving a mini-class on bookbinding, along with a tour of San Francisco's book-related attractions, so it's a good thing that her parents are entertaining Derek's family, who have flown in from England for the big day. What she doesn't count on, however, is the fact that her mother and future mother-in-law Meg have a surprise bridal shower for her and invited her college roommates, Heather and Sara. The problem is that Sara stole Heather's boyfriend and ran off with him, and neither woman has been in contact with her since. In fact, Brooklyn, after failed attempts at contacting them both, finally gave up and now she's dreading the scene that's going to unfold. After the initial shock by both women, Brooklyn's glad to see that they have, at least for the shower, managed to put their dislike of each other aside. And when they both give her treasured first edition books, she's doubly pleased. But when she decides to have some of her friends over to her apartment for a pizza party, she texts them, but they only state they'll try. The next day she's still unable to find Sara, and when Derek goes with her to the last place she was known to be - the conference center - they find Sara buried under a pile of books and decidedly dead. But who did the deed? Brooklyn's afraid that Heather might be the culprit, but she hopes there's another answer. And that answer might just have been there watching her all along... In this latest installment in the Bibliophile Mysteries, Ms. Carlisle does not disappoint. She gives us a tale of betrayal, revenge, and greed, and does it all admirably. We follow Brooklyn as she stays (mostly) calm about her upcoming wedding while trying to discover who killed her friend. She has her suspicions who murdered her, but proving it is another matter. Then there's the problem with the books - one of which she discovers is a forgery, and she's sure it has something to do with Sara's demise. There is plenty of action within this tale, and a little bit of intrigue, too. There is also some humor, mostly centered around Brooklyn's Mom and Meg, who seem to think life is just a game to be enjoyed . However, that notwithstanding, this book was definitely in the plus category and I loved the characters. They are honest-to-goodness believable, and would definitely be stimulating company. As they say, never a dull moment in this family. In the end, when the killer is discovered it doesn't come as much of a surprise; but it is very pleasing indeed to see everything that surrounds it - the action and reaction of those involved are not only expected, but delightful to experience. I truly enjoyed this book and the fact that this series has managed to maintain its integrity as far as series go. I loved it and look forward to the next in the series. Highly recommended.

I would categorize this book as a cozy mystery, and in general I find getting to spend a bit of time with the characters throughout the series the best part of this genre. So since I jumped in to the Bibliophile Mysteries with this book I missed out on that experience, which left me with only the mystery itself to compel me. Unfortunately this book falls a bit short there. The actual murder didn't happen until about 1/3 into the story, but that third was very heavy with foreshadowing. It was painfully obvious who the victim would be and the handful of people who would become suspects. A few red herrings were thrown in fairly late in the book, but it was still pretty obvious what had happened. Overall it was a fast read, but not particularly compelling. I would suggest you start with the first book so you can build up an interest in the characters. This book is for those looking for light reading, not a complicated mystery.

The Bibliophile Mysteries are my favorite cozy mysteries. In general, I like the characters and the mysteries are fun. I did enjoy this entry, but it wasn't my favorite. The story took awhile to get going and the mystery wasn't as interesting as previous books. I felt like it should have been fleshed just a little bit more. I do love Derek and Brooklyn's relationship and they were the highlight of the book. The confrontations before and during the wedding were fun if not totally realistic, but I loved the sass of the characters in those scenes. All in all, while not the strongest book in the series, I liked elements of the story and look forward to the next book.

I received an advanced copy of of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This is part of the Bibliophile Mystery Series, but don’t worry, if you haven’t read any of the others in this series, you can read this as a stand-alone. Brooklyn and Derek are about to get married, in fact it’s their wedding weekend. She is attending a conference in their hometown, he is attending to a few last minute details at work. Their families are gathering in Dharma in nearby wine country. She reconnects with some gradschool friends. It never fails however that she stumbles upon a body. So, while attending to conference details, wedding details, and family, she and Derek and their friend the local Detective, they must solve a murder before they can get married. This is a great book and one that I highly recommend!

I have been reading this series since they first started being published and always enjoy them. No matter how well Brooklyn plans things she is always going to stumble over a dead body and half the fun is watching her and Derek try to solve the mystery. I also really enjoyed the addition of Derek’s family in this book.

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This is the first of this series I have read. I liked it, but thought the main characters were all a little too perfect! Brooklyn and Derek's families sounded like something from a soap opera. There were only a few suspects in the murder, so not quite a puzzler. It did have enchantment to it because of the wedding and there was the main scene with the culprit as the nuptials began. The humor displayed by Brooklyn, the Inspector and others in Brooklyn's close knit circle was very well written and funny. Not sure I will read any of the previous 11, but worth an afternoon if you want something easy to read!

I received this book as an advanced reading copy. I really enjoy this series and the characters. I enjoy the protagonist is a book binder and educates the reader in some of the process of book binding. This book was hard to put down. I look forward to the next book in the series.

DNF @ 92 pages. I was really enjoying this book. It's the twelfth in the series and I didn't even miss a beat being pulled into the main character's life. But at page 92 out of 288 the murder still hasn't happened. That's my cozy mystery peeve. I need my murder fast or I completely lose interest. I do have the first book in the series and this experience will not stop me from reading it as I really enjoyed the writing, the characterizations and the bookbinding subject matter.

While I wasn't sure about the "celebrity" of a bookbinding librarian, once I got past the first chapter, I enjoyed the book. The mystery wasn't terribly exciting to me, but maybe I'm just getting jaded after so many years of reading cozies. I was interested in the main character and her relationships and banter with the other characters, and I did enjoy the wedding scene. This wasn't my favorite book from the publisher's First to Read program, but I did like the book, and I will probably keep an eye out for more from Kate Carlisle in this program.

A cozy mystery! Right what I needed on a rainy day. I found it to be a quick read, but I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for the opportunity.

A great mystery! I really enjoyed this entry to the series. The characters were well written and the story really flowed. The twists and turns kept me guessing until the end.

This is the first book in this series that I have read. The characters were easy to get to know and enough information was given to understand each character's role without doing a complete synopsis for each one. But now I really want to read the previous books. I enjoyed the book. It was a fun and light read. The banter between the characters was fun. There is a librarian/book convention, a reunion, a murder, and a wedding. The author even included some recipes for the foods and drink she included in the wedding!

A wonderful book. It is well written and the story flows smoothly from start to finish. This is the first one I have read in the series and I loved it. I will be going back to the start to see how it all started.

Only Brooklyn Wainwright would schedule three appearances at the National Librarians Association Conference the same week she is to marry Derek Stone. She is giving a presentation on Book Conservation, teaching a workshop on bookbinding and leading a Booklover’s Tour of San Francisco. Following the tour, she finds herself the guest of honor at a surprise bridal shower, where she finds herself trying to bring her two oldest friends, Heather and Sara, back together after a 12-year estrangement. Now, Brooklyn, a successful bookbinder and rare book restorer, tends to find dead bodies – a propensity that Kate Carlisle skillfully recounts in the eleven previous Bibliophile Mysteries. Unfortunately, the body she finds this time is Sara, literally buried in books in a storage facility. Brooklyn wanted to ask Sara about the rare first edition of The Three Musketeers she had gifted Brooklyn. Turns out Sara’s husband Rod, a book dealer, is looking to get the book back because he has a buyer. With murder on her mind, Brooklyn still has the rehearsal dinner and her wedding to go. And it seems others may be interested in obtaining the book – an attempt is made to break into Brooklyn’s place. Buried in Books is the 12th adventure and it’s an engaging escapade carefully crafted by Ms. Carlisle. The mystery is well conceived but the tour de force is the 15-page wedding scene. Ms. Carlisle may never be able to top this humor laced, suspense filled account. Spoiling it prevents further discussion. Fans everywhere will love it.

Fun cozy mystery. Brooklyn has an amazing life and is surrounded by amazing people who love her. She's getting ready to marry the love of her life. She just keeps stumbling over dead bodies for some reason. Okay, the setup is a little weak, but it's a fun time, which I think is the point. Not a whole lot to it, some book and San Francisco love, and I have read earlier books in the series, but I don't think you need to have done so to be entertained. I got a copy to review from First to Read.

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That was a terrific mystery! It was especially enjoyable seeing the sites in San Francisco. The characters were so much fun to be around. At one point they were eating a meal and it sounded so delicious I wished I could try it. To my delight the recipe was included at the end of the book! Thank you so much! This is a great cozy series. 5 Stars! ARC Firsttoread.com

Engaging characters and story line that held my interest. While it is the twelfth book in the series, this is the first one I've read and works well as a stand alone.

Having enjoyed this series from the beginning, I read this book as soon as possible and was not disappointed. I read a lot of cozies and this one of my favorites. I even found a recipe in the back to try.

My reading choices are generally on the bazaar side or mostly non-fiction. Recently I’ve started picking up a few “cozy mysteries” and similar to add a bit more lightheartedness and reduce stress. That being said, I really enjoy the flow of her writing style and the storyline was fun. I love how easy it is to identify with the main character, Brooklyn. We live in an age where we overextend ourselves, add a big event to an already full agenda...it’s only Murphy’s Law that a murder mystery would throw a wrench into the works. As stated, the genre is a bit new for me, but this has been my favorite so far. I will be checking out the rest of the series. I received a free copy of this book from Penguin First To Read

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I loved this book! This is the first book I’ve read by this author. Great storyline and plenty of action. Held my attention right from the beginning. It’s one of those books that is hard to put down. I will have to make sure to read more by this author.

I received a free copy of this book from Penguin First To Read. Love this series and this was no exception. It is a week before the wedding and somehow the to do list is complete. Just if that isn't enough Brooklyn screwed up the dates and is also doing several things at the big library convention in town including a bookbinding workshop, a lecture, and a bus tour of the city. She runs into an old roommate she hasn't seen in years and we learn about a big nasty breakup and ruined friendships. Things get uncomfortable when all parties are reunited. When one ends up dead, Brooklyn and Derek of course get involved to figure things out. Very dramatic ending. Great time for long time readers

I've read every book in this series so far and this one is as wonderful as the rest. It's another five-star read from Kate Carlisle I can't wait to see what's next for Brooklyn and Derek.


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