Once Upon A Spine

Once Upon A Spine

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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Brooklyn's oh-so-proper future in-laws are traveling from England to meet her, and if that's not enough to set her on edge, rumors abound that the charming Courtyard Shops across the street may be replaced by high-rise apartments. Their trendy neighborhood will be ruined unless Brooklyn and her fiancU, Derek Stone, can persuade the shopkeepers not to sell.

But with a rare edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland causing bad blood at the Brothers Bookshop and a string of petty vandalism making everyone nervous, Brooklyn and Derek feel like they're attempting six impossible things before breakfast. Then the owner of the Rabbit Hole juice bar is felled by his own heavy shelves, and the local cobbler lies dead beside him. An accident . . . or something more sinister? Things get curiouser and curiouser when a second priceless copy of Alice is discovered. Will it stir up more trouble within the close-knit community?

As the Brits descend, Brooklyn learns they're not so stuffy after all. Derek's dad is won over with chocolate cream pie, and his psychic mum would kill to help Brooklyn solve this murder-before another victim takes a tumble.

Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Bibliophile Mysteries
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780451477729
Branch Call Number: FIC Carli
Characteristics: 279 pages ; 22 cm.


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Sep 28, 2017

I've followed this series since the beginning. Love Brooklyn (and her parents) and really enjoy all the bookbinding information shared in descriptions of the restoration process. Sometimes I worry that the plot will be too predictable, but the author manages to throw a curve here and there that helps me jump to too many conclusions.

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