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A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Love and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books
Rob Kaplan, Harold Rabinowitz
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Rosamunde Pilcher
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Homicide in Hardcover

Homicide in Hardcover - Kate Carlisle

This was a solid cozy mystery. Not earth shattering good,  but solid and recommendable. 


Brooklyn is a very likable main character.  She repairs books,  an unusual and interesting profession.  The mystery centers around the death of her mentor,  someone she had recently  been estranged from.  The people around Brooklyn, from her parents to Guru Bob, are quirky and unpredictable,  which is great in a cozy.  The love interests seem to be well done,  and yes it appears  there are two. Not a fan of love triangles,  but I want to see how this is handled.  The mystery was pretty good,  with enough red herrings to keep you wondering.