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Review: The Grim Reader

Title: The Grim Reader

Series: Bibliophile Mystery #14

Author: Kate Carlisle

Release Date: June 2nd, 2020

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Brooklyn and her new hunky husband, Derek, are excited to be guests at Dharma’s first annual Book Festival. The entire town is involved and Brooklyn’s mom Rebecca is taking charge. In addition to all of her other event related duties, she’s got Brooklyn doing rare book appraisals and is also staging Little Women, the musical to delight the festival goers. If that wasn’t enough, she and Meg—Derek’s mom—will have a booth where they read palms and tarot cards.Brooklyn couldn’t be prouder of her mom’s do-it-all attitude so when a greedy local businessman who seems intent on destroying Dharma starts harassing Rebecca, Brooklyn is ready to take him down. Rebecca is able to hold her own with the nasty jerk until one of her fellow festival committee members is brutally murdered and the money for the festival seems to have vanished into thin air. Things get even more personal when one of Brooklyn’s nearest and dearest is nearly run down in cold blood. Brooklyn and Derek go into attack mode and the pressure is on to catch a spineless killer before they find themselves skipping the festival for a funeral.

My Review: Another fantastic addition to the series! I have enjoyed all the books in this series, and this one was no different. My favorite part of this book is the characters. They are so likable and fun to read about. Brooklyn's job as a book restorer is one that would interest any bookworm and I always find that aspect of the books really interesting. The mystery in this one is great and I definitely recommend it to any cozy mystery lovers.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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