Brooklyn Wainwright is a skilled surgeon. Sure, her patienst might smell like mold and have spines made of leather, but no ailing book is going to die on her watch. The same can't be said of Abraham Karastovsky, Brooklyn's friend and former employer.
On the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration, Brooklyn finds her mentor lying in a pool of his own blood. With his final breath, Abraham leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message. "Remember the devil," and smiles as she takes possession of his priceless--and supposedly cursed--copy of Goethe's Faust.
Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to Derek Stone, the humorless--and annoyingly attractive--British security officer who found her kneeling over the body. Now she has to make sense of the clues left behind by her mentor if she hopes to restore justice....
This is the first in a series by Kate Carlisle: A Bibliophile Mystery
This book has plenty of LOL humor and many interesting characters. Brooklyn's parents are former Dead Heads who moved to a commune where they raised their children. Brooklyn herself now resides in an interesting neighborhood in San Francisco. This provides some nice scenery as well as many quirky and fun characters. The plot has many red herrings leaving the ending somewhat of a surprise.
I enjoyed this book very much! I found it to be fun. I like the characters very much but then I like quirky. If you don't mind quirky, odd characters then you should have a good time with this story. I will be following up with more from this author and this series.