"Catching a killer takes a lot of spine..."--Cover.
"One bookbinder. One bully. One beau. Looks like someone has got to go... When it comes to rare books and antiquities, Brooklyn Wainwright is a master. That's why she has returned to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class at Bay Area Book Arts. Unfortunately, BABA director Layla Fontaine is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lords over her subordinates. With the help of her beau, Derek Stone, Brooklyn manages to put on a brave face and endure."
"But someone else is not so forgiving, Layla is found dead from a gunshot wound, and Brookly is bound and determined to investigate. But when Layla's past ends up intertwined with Derek's, Brooklyn realizes that the case is much more personal than she thought--and the killer might want to close the book on her for good."-- From publisher description.