Rating: Very Good
Description: Brooklyn has done everything she can to prepare for her nuptials with Derek and simply can't wait to start her new life with him. But things don't go as planned when Brooklyn's college frenemies, Heather and Sara, surprise her with a last-minute bridal shower. However, Brooklyn is touched when the women gift her rare copies of The Three Musketeers and The Red Fairy Book.
When one frenemy is found murdered and one of the rare books is deemed a forgery, Brooklyn can't help but wonder if the victim played a part in this fraud or if a murderer is still out there scamming and killing. Wedding jitters, counterfeit books, and a killer on the loose could ruin Brooklyn and Derek's big day. Can they make it down the aisle before more bodies start stacking up?
Genre: Mystery - Cozy
Why I Picked This Book: I just read the previous book and have been a fan of this series since the beginning.
My Impression: Who knew books could be so dangerous. This is the twelfth book in this series and in each one there has been at least one murder directly connected to a book! Brooklyn and Derek's relationship has been a thread that has run throughout the entire series so it was really fun to see them actually get married though it would be them if book related murder and mayhem didn't pop up.
The characters really make this book for me. I love Brooklyn and Derek and all the characters that make up their world - especially both sets of parents. I also enjoyed seeing the reunion between Brooklyn and her grad school roommates though frenemies is definitely the word to describe them. I also enjoyed seeing Brooklyn teach a seminar (though it made me desperately want to learn how to make an accordion book) as well as seeing her reaction to being called a murder magnet.
The actual murder shows up a little later in the book -around page 100 or so - but it never felt like the book dragged or that I was in setup overload. I did kind of figure out the whys and the whos but the reveal was still exciting and I still had a few questions right up until the full reveal. This was a fast read and well paced. Since there is a major life event that occurs for Brooklyn here and a lot of the page time is given to that I'm not sure how well this book would work for first time readers of the series but if you're a long time fan it will be a treat!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Absolutely! I missed a few in the middle and am going to reading them while I wait for the next book.
Would I Recommend this Book? If you're a fan of the series than absolutely. If you're new to the series I recommend you start with an earlier book. I feel like the first few books are more mystery focused while more recent books have had more character focus.