I drop in on the blog Lesa's Book Critiques every couple weeks. Lesa reviews mainly mystery fiction. I always find a few titles to add to my To Be Read list.
Check out Lesa's review of One Book in the Grave by Kate Carlisle
One Book in the Grave SILS holdings
Book # 5 with Brooklyn Wainwright, a rare book expert in San Francisco, California, in the Bibliophile mysteries
Description: Brooklyn's chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems a fairytale come true — until she realizes the book last belonged to an old friend of hers. Ten years ago, Max Adams, a renowned, brawny papermaker, fell in love with a stunning beauty, Emily, and gave her the copy of Beauty and the Beast as a symbol of their love. Soon afterward, he died in a car crash, and Brooklyn has always suspected his possessive ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau.
Now she decides to find out who sold the book and return it to its rightful owner—Emily. She believes a rare book dealer can assist her, but when she arrives at his shop, she finds him murdered. Is it possible the same couple who may have killed Daniel is now after his edition of Beauty and the Beast? With the help of her handsome boyfriend, Derek Stone, Brooklyn must unravel the murder plot—before she ends up in a plot herself... from from author Kate Carlisle's website
First book: Homicide in Hardcover
posted by Sharon
WHAT I'M READING NOW:
The Retribution by Val McDermid
Book # 5 with Dr. Tony Hill, a forensic psychologist and criminal profiler, and Carol Jordan, a Detective Chief Inspector, based in fictional Bradfield, in northern England
Description: The Retribution finds clinical psychologist Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan struggling to survive and recapture celebrity sociopath Jack Vance, who has broken out of prison with the intention of exacting violent revenge. NoveList
First book: The Mermaids Singing