My name is Minka LaBoeuf, and you might remember me from HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER, IF BOOKS COULD KILL, and THE LIES THAT BIND. Now MURDER UNDER COVER is out, and Kate Carlisle has again focused on the wrong person!
When my mother named me Minka LaBoeuf, she clearly knew I would be fabulous. And I am. Who else do you know who could pull off a leopard print catsuit and thigh-high pleather boots? My hair is big, and my makeup is flawless – thick black eyeliner and lipstick the color of fresh blood.
I am, without question, the hottest darn bookbinder in the biz. Which is why it seriously chaffs my drawers that Brooklyn Wainwright gets all the attention around here. She thinks she’s so special, with her blonde hair and pasty face. Her family is weird. She grew up in a commune. Freak. But Miss High-and-Mighty acts like Queen of the Universe just because she didn’t drop out of school until after she got her Ph.D.
Whoop-di-do. Ph. D. equals Pesky Hore Doofus.
What? There’s a W in hore? That doesn’t make any sense.
I don’t understand why no one else sees what a bitch she is. I mean, come on! Everywhere she goes, somebody dies. And then she has the nerve to accuse me of stalking her. As if. I only stalk people I like.
What does that sexy Derek Stone see in her? He could have anyone – he could have me!
I heard that Brooklyn “found” another dead body. And this time, the body was in Brooklyn’s best friend’s bed. With her best friend. Coincidence? Idontthinkso. I always thought Brooklyn and Robin were a little too close, if you know what I mean.
If there’s any justice at all in this world, Brooklyn will go to jail this time, Derek Stone will beg me to let him paint my toenails, and I will be the new star of the Bibliophile Mysteries!
Minka wears too-tight catsuits with no regrets…. But not many people have such a surplus of self-esteem. Looking back on your life, what look do you regret?
Kate Carlisle is the author of the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring rare book restoration expert (and lover of all things edible) Brooklyn Wainwright. The fourth Bibliophile Mystery, Murder Under Cover, debuted on the New York Times list at #32. Brooklyn’s best friend Robin returns to San Francisco from a trip to India with a new man – and an exceedingly rare copy of the Kama Sutra for Brooklyn to restore. When the new boyfriend is murdered in Robin’s bed, only Brooklyn and handsome British security expert Derek Stone stand between Robin and life in prison. VISIT KATE AT HER WEBSITE: KATE CARLISLE