Buried in Books By Kate Carlisle: Review/Giveaway

Jul 21, 2018 | 2018 Articles, Cynthia Chow, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Buried in Books. We also have a link to purchase the book from Amazon, and an indie bookstore where a portion of the sale goes to help support KRL.

It’s finally happening. Rare book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is marrying Derek Stone, the dashing British security expert whom she first met over a dead body. Their history has been sprinkled throughout with more than one murder victim, but their successful investigations have led to a San Francisco wedding attended by Brooklyn’s parents, her location-named siblings, and Derek’s entire extended family from England. Less-than-enjoyable results of her lethal reputation are the true crime fans, who inundate her with lurid questions during Brooklyn’s National Librarians Association Conference Book Lovers’ Tour. When the tour concludes with a surprise bridal party, no one is more shocked than Brooklyn, especially when she is confronted by her two former best friends from Library School. The “Three Musketeers” bond shared between Brooklyn, Heather Babcock, and Sara Martin was shattered when Sara betrayed Heather by marrying her boyfriend. The acrimonious feelings from twelve years past haven’t lessened one bit, and Brooklyn’s unease is warranted when Sara turns up dead, literally buried by books.mystery book cover

In an act that seemed intended only to overshadow Heather’s gift of a sentimental book, Sara had given Brooklyn a rare book valued at over $74,000. Brooklyn can’t help but suspect that Sara’s husband Rod couldn’t have been pleased with the gift, although Heather doesn’t hesitate at forgive and reunite with the man who broke her heart and their friendships. The stress from the suspicion surrounding her friends may be what finally pushes the normally uber-organized Brooklyn into having some bridal freakouts, but her San Francisco friends and family are more than prepared to ease her path down the aisle with laughter, love, and a lot of preparation.

Fans of this long-running, book-loving mystery series will be rewarded for their loyalty through the appearances of nearly all of their favorite characters. As suitable for such a happy event, all of Brooklyn’s very large family, not to mention her many friends, arrive in town to give their best wishes to the happy couple. While this feels like a more-than-satisfying conclusion to such a charming and thrilling series, it leaves readers still wanting more adventures of these characters devoted to the protection of rare books. This is a wonderfully unique series that delves into the fascinating nuances of book conservation, book crimes, and literary appreciation. While Brooklyn and Derek deserve their happily-ever-after, mystery readers and “book nerds” wouldn’t mind if their future just happened to also involve a crime or two.

To enter to win a copy of Buried in Books, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “buried,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen July 28, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address (so if you win we can get the book sent right out to you), and if via comment please include your email address. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases using those links. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.


  1. Love, love, love this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Looks like another wonderful book from Kate Carlisle.

  3. I have read previous books in this series. Love the idea that Brooklyn and Derek are getting married.

  4. I have been wanting to read this…thank you so much.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  5. I’m collecting this series and would love to win, thank you for the entry! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I really like books by Kate Carlisle and can’t wait to read this one! LaFon RC(AT)aol(DOT)com

  7. I really enjoy book-themed stories. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Buried in Books. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  8. My interest is piqued, would love to win a copy of Buried in Books.?

  9. Love the cover & thanks for telling us about this book.
    kckendler At gmail dot com

  10. Sounds like a wonderful book, I have this series on my To Read list. Would love to win a copy of the book!

  11. This is a FANTABULOUS series! Kate Carlisle really got me hooked on it right from the beginning ? Enjoyed the article.

    Kelly Braun

  12. Love this series! Thanks for the chance.

  13. Great series! “Buried in Books” is on my TBR list. Can’t wait to read.

  14. I’ve been reading this series this summer and loved every book. Thanks for the giveaway. jmvarner50@hotmail.com

  15. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

  16. We have a winner!


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