“The Book Supremacy” and the Covert Lime

I love, love, LOVE, this series. Kate Carlisle’s Bibliophile Mystery series follows Brooklyn Wainwright, a bookbinder that specialized in rare books, day to day life, including her predisposition to finding dead bodies.

In this 13th and most recent installment of the series, Brooklyn has finally married her longtime boyfriend and mystery solving cohort Derek Stone. After their Parisian honeymoon, they meet an old friend of Derek’s (from his M16 days) who now runs a spy themed store including bookshop. They lend him a rare 1st edition of “The Spy Who Loved Me” to display and as always. . . murder ensues! “Because for some reason the universe insists on sending dead bodies my way.”

This book is filled with covert spy missions, kill lists, and escape rooms. It’s a great read even if you haven’t read the whole series, especially if you enjoy spy thrillers.

If I had to give one critique, it would be that the body doesn’t show up until almost halfway through the book, but there are so many other great storylines driving it along I didn’t notice!

4 Stars

One of the many things I love about Brooklyn’s character is that the girl can eat! She loves food but isn’t the greatest cook so she’s always ordering takeout. Recently she discovered a pie themed restaurant and fallen in love with all the pie!

It’s almost summertime here and the sun is shining, my shorts are out, and a cool summer pie was the perfect fit for this book. And what summer pie is better than key lime pie! Of course I live no where near key limes and found myself scouring the fridge for the bag of limes I knew I’d bought a couple weeks earlier. After removing almost EVERY SINGLE ITEM, I realized they were already sitting on the counter, I’d accidentally thrown a kitchen towel on top. Oh well, at least I cleaned out the fridge!

I scoured the interwebs comparing various recipes for key lime pie and discovered on allrecipes.com alone there are 29 different recipes. Ten of them are named with roman numerals as the only obvious differentiation. Key Lime Pie I, II, III, IV, and on and on. In the end I cobbled a few together and ended up with this one.


graham cracker Crust (You can buy one, or you can make your own with crushed graham crackers and melted butter)

1 2/3 cans of sweetened condensed milk (They usually come in 14 oz cans, and I just eyeballed it)

1/2 c sour cream

3/4 c of key lime juice (It’s hard to find so you can also use equal parts lemon and lime juice to give it that tangy flavor of key limes)

zest of 2 limes


Preheat the oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and pour into crust. Bake for 6-8 minutes but don’t let it brown. Chill pie for at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and lime zest.

Published by Aprile

An passionate reader, amateur baker, aspiring writer, and professional cat lady.

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