“I rarely read mystery, so Homicide in Hardcover is a fun change for me. It’s the first book in the Bibliophile Mysteries. Can anyone guess what attracted me to this particular series? Since reviews are highly rooted in taste, let me share upfront that I usually go for more whimsical, light, silly mysteries than meaty, grisly ones.
Homicide in Hardcover fits my description. Enjoyable, amusing, comforting. I, obviously, related to the main character Brooklyn because she adores books, but she is, above all, real. I liked her and could identify with her, but she also irritated me at times. That’s actually a compliment! The point is that she definitely isn’t a flat character.
Brooklyn’s the kind of character I can cheer on. I want her to solve the mystery. I want her to resolve any damaged relationships. I want her to win the guy. I want her to find resolution and closure. That wanting pulled me through the story to the end, which wraps up the murder nicely. And the very last part is a totally unexpected, hilarious twist!”—Rachel, Village Books, Bellingham. Buy Homicide in Hardcover from Village Books.