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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

A Cookbook Conspiracy: A Bibliophile Mystery #7

A Cookbook Conspiracy - Kate Carlisle

My favorite current series and this one did not disappoint. I'm so attached to these characters and Dharma.


The best bits of this book: meeting Derek's brother and NO MINKA!!


I loved the whole sub-plot about Obedience Green and the Civil War. And of course, I can't get enough of the bookbinding/restoration details. I find them fascinating, although I realise this might not be the case for everyone. Still, I don't think they are overdone in any way.


The plot line revolves around Brooklyn's sister Savannah and a reunion of sorts of Savannah's classmates from Le Cordon Bleu. The villain was a bit unexpected, although I wasn't totally stunned. The whole 'person-you'd-least-suspect' route, while effective, isn't always surprising.


Overall, I found nothing to nitpick about this book and plenty to love. My only complaint is that I read it too fast and now I have to wait until next year for another fix. Boo, hiss and boo.