Release Date: June 2, 2020
Series: BIBLIOPHILE MYSTERY Book 14
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Brooklyn and her new hunky husband, Derek, are excited to be guests at Dharma’s first annual Book Fair. Brooklyn will do book-and-wine pairings, and is especially delighted to come up with some Little Women-inspired pairings for the featured book of the fair. Dharma’s home to a happy hippie, artsy community and Brooklyn’s parents, Becky and Bob, were among the founding members.
Derek’s parents will be there too, so Meg, his mom, and Becky have a booth where they read palms and conduct séances. When the moms see theft and murder in their readings, Brooklyn wonders if they’ve been watching too many true crime exposés. Unfortunately, their visions prove true and now Brooklyn and Derek have to catch a spineless killer.
Story Locale: San Francisco, CA
Series Overview: Whether you need an old book restored or a mystery solved, San Francisco’s Brooklyn Wainwright has got you covered.
I plan on devouring all of the previous books as soon as I get the chance.
The Grim Reader by Kate Carlisle is book number 14 in the series. This is the first book that I have read in this series and it may be read as a standalone, although I plan on devouring all of the previous books as soon as I get the chance. Brooklyn and husband, Derek, are in Dharma for the first annual Book Fair, and it seems that wherever these two go a murder is sure to follow. Brooklyn is a fun heroine and I absolutely love the banter between her and hunky hubby Derek. We get plenty of help from Brooklyn’s siblings, all unique in their own way with their awesome names, they are all named for the places that they were conceived in by their wonderful hippie parents, who endeared themselves to me right away. As the bodies pile up Brooklyn and Derek race to solve the murders before the killer strikes close to home.
The twists and turns in this book, as well as the way the story unfolds, is very well done. I loved all of the Little Women references and the way that the mystery revolved around one of my all-time favorite books. With just the perfect balance between romance and mystery I was satisfied and if you like a great cozy mystery with a side of romance then you will enjoy this book.This is the first book that I have read in this series and it may be read as a standalone, although I plan on devouring all of the previous books as soon as I get the chance. I highly recommend this book. Click To Tweet
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