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Subject: Kate Carlisle - Bibliophile Mystery
Date Posted: 7/10/2009 6:52 AM ET
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I picked up Homicide in Hardcover yesterday : new author for me.  Has anyone read KC/series?  Just wondering as I get started on it....

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 10:47 AM ET
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I'm not familiar but I'm off to check it out!

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 10:51 AM ET
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Ha!  It's on my WL.  I must have read a review or something.  Let us know what you think!

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 12:27 PM ET
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I have it on my mountainous TBR....I thought it was hilarious that the book named Homicide in Hardcover was only available in paperback. :-D We shall see whether it gets chucked across the room like so many cozy series I've tried lately do...but anything to do with books, I gotta at least give it a try.

This is the first in the series and I don't think there's a second one yet...it won't be out til February.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 1:07 PM ET
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I've been wary of cozy mysteries as well lately: don't quite deliver.   I've read a few pages : so far so good, one death, one I'm not sure why I'm attracted to this hes such a jerk, and a lot of info about book binding....        I'm like Cheryl: anything with a book hook will get me.

Will keep you all posted. 

 

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 2:27 PM ET
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It's on my TBR also - keep us posted!

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 5:50 AM ET
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Well I finished reading it.  It was cute, with some funny moments.  I had a problem relating to her family's life style, but it wasn't a big issue.  On the whole the characters are pretty likeable, and the bookbinding info etc was pretty interesting.

 The mystery itself was ok: some coincidences, and I've never quite understood why people think they can walk around in crime scenes, picking up stuff hiding it away and not tell the police several key points about the murder....   And if you're going to use foreign languages in the conversation, the least you can do is make sure it makes sense!  There was a little bit of (elementary) Italian  that was totally wrong and it ruined the crediblity KC and her editing staff had.

 It was a pleasant comfortable read, and I'm glad I tried it, but it doesn't leave me wanting to rush out and get another one of hers, or to put this on my keeper shelf.  If I see her books again as I'm browsing in teh library I may pick them up but she's not a must buy author. 

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 10:51 AM ET
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Thanks for the heads up. I just ran across this thread today and was glad to see what you thought of the book after reading it.

Oh, and I gave your review a thumbs up. ;-)

Pam

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 11:50 AM ET
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Thanks Pam!

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 11:23 AM ET
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I read this book as well. It was my first foray into the cozy genre. I liked it. The story was fun and light and all the info about bookmaking was really interesting to me. However, I can not see myself continuing reading other cozys. I tried Lorna Barret's first book and had to stop after only a few minutes. I thought it was funny too that you could only get homicide in hardcover as a paperback.

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 5:54 PM ET
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I couldn't get into it.  I won't be looking for number two.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/25/2009 6:40 AM ET
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I liked it.  I suppose because I like cozies.

The bookbinding information was interesting.  Got a book with wavy pages?  Pile some heavy stuff on top of it for about a week and that should take care of the wavy pages!

Before I finished it I was looking for the second and have it on my WL.  At the moment it's just the type of book I can grab, sit down, get lost in it for a while and want more when I finish it.