If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle

Mystery Book Club

If Books Could Kill Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the first person narration?
  2. The author describes herself as a broken book at the beginning, is this a good beginning?
  3. What do you think of Brooklyn?
  4. Do you find the Robert Burns book mystery interesting?
  5. What did you think of the setting of Edinburgh?
  6. Brooklyn complains about her taste in men a lot, what do you think?
  7. Was this a terrible way to find Kyle’s body and a terrible location?
  8. Would anyone who was already involved in 2 murders be stupid enough to kill someone with a hammer with their initials on it?
  9. What do you think of Derek?
  10. Did you expect a girl fight with Minka?
  11. Does an antiquarian book panel at a conference ending in the drama of a woman being hustled out by the police seem plausible?
  12. Brooklyn is almost killed by a falling bookshelf, what do you think of that as a way to die?
  13. What do you think of the Robert Burns Society kidnapping Brooklyn?
  14. What do you think of the kidnappers being respectable?
  15. Brooklyn is almost crushed by a bookcase and then almost the victim of a hit and run, does it seem that she should be watched more closely?
  16. Do you like Robin?
  17. Are Brooklyn’s parents a little too out there?
  18. Did you know immediately that the brake line was cut when the breaks did not work?
  19. Does finding bodies seem to be bad luck for Brooklyn?
  20. Does the relationship between Kyle’s lovers seem odd?
  21. Should Brooklyn have gone to the chapel without any of her large police friends?
  22. Did Brooklyn save herself or did she need Derek?
  23. Does it really matter?
  24. Did you like the book?
  25. Would you read more in the series?

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