Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: The Lies That Bind - 3rd in the Bibliophile Mystery series
Author: Kate Carlisle
Release Date: November 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present, San Francisco CA
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate/Extreme
Kate's Website/Blog: www.katecarlisle.com
A very good read for all the librarians and book lovers out there. I loved it. The main character is a bookbinder who teaches the trade, and believe me, it's not easy. I am a retired librarian and tried bookbinding and it was a tough job.
Brooklyn Wainwright is a master bookbinder and is in San Francisco to teach a course in bookbinding at Bay Area Book Arts. Sadly, the Bay Area Book Arts Director, Layla Fontaine is a miserable person to work for and her staff does not like her as she lords it over everyone and treats her underlings badly. Brooklyn, with the help of her significant other Derek Stone, tries to keep her cool and work with the woman. Unfortunately, someone else is not quite as nice as Brooklyn and does not forgive Layla her actions. Subsequently, Layla is found dead from a gunshot wound and Brooklyn is determined to discover the killer. Brooklyn finds out that the case becomes much more personal as Layla's life intermingled with Derek’s in the past and Layla's killer might want to do harm to Brooklyn too.
This was an interesting book for me as I have been a bibliophile for many years. Anything to do with books is A-OK with me. I love the character of Brooklyn. She is a tough lady and doesn't give up easily. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and recommend it to all mystery lovers and others with a taste for a good book. So, enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.
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