Bibliophile Mystery Series by Kate Carlisle

3.98 · 227 ratings
  • Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile Mystery #1)

    Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile Mystery #1)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 18 ratings · published 2009

    murder is always a bestseller... first in the new bibliophile mystery series! The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless and supposedly cursed copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping... more

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  • If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Mystery #2)

    If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Mystery #2)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 16 ratings · published 2010

    Murder is easy-on paper. Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is happy to be attending the world renowned Edinburgh Book Fair. But when her ex, Kyle McVee, shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history-and humiliate the beloved British monarchy. Trying to get Kyle's story out of her mind, Brooklyn takes a nightmare tour of the city. Unfortunately, the first landmark contains a dead body: Kyle's... more

  • The Lies That Bind (Bibliophile Mystery #3)

    The Lies That Bind (Bibliophile Mystery #3)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 16 ratings · published 2010

    Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright returns home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class. Unfortunately, the program director Layla Fontaine is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lords over her subordinates. But when Layla is found shot dead, Brooklyn is bound and determined to investigate-even as the killer tries to close the book on her for good.

  • Murder under Cover (Bibliophile Mystery #4)

    Murder under Cover (Bibliophile Mystery #4)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 14 ratings · published 2011

    When she receives an exquisite copy of the Kama Sutra from her best friend, Robin, to appraise and restore, Brooklyn Wainwright anticipates both recreating a beautiful book and spicing up her love life. But then Robin's apartment is ransacked, and the great guy she recently met is murdered in her bed. Now Robin is the #1 suspect. Obviously, exploring the Kama Sutra's bliss will have to wait until after Brooklyn finds the killer...

  • Pages of Sin (Bibliophile Mystery #4.5)

    Pages of Sin (Bibliophile Mystery #4.5)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 10 ratings · published 2012

    The author of Murder Under Cover presents an all-new novella in the Bibliophile Mystery series starring Brooklyn Wainwright. After Wanda Frawley’s tragic suicide, rare book expert Brooklyn receives a box of Wanda’s old books—including a copy of Pride and Prejudice that contains a very interesting letter addressed to the deceased’s spouse... more

  • One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Mystery #5)

    One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Mystery #5)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 14 ratings · published 2012

    Brooklyn's chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems a fairy tale come true- until she realizes that the book belonged to an old friend of hers. Ten years ago, Max Adams, a brawny, renowned papermaker, fell in love with a stunning beauty, Emily, and gave her the copy of Beauty and the Beast as a symbol of their love. Soon afterward, he died in a car crash, and Brooklyn has always suspected his possessive ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau of wrongdoing... more

  • Peril in Paperback (Bibliophile Mystery #6)

    Peril in Paperback (Bibliophile Mystery #6)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 14 ratings · published 2012

    How to become the life of the party? First, survive the celebration… Rare books and antiquities expert Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbor Suzie’s aunt Grace. A retired founder of a major video game corporation, Grace is a larger-than-life character who’s turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a fun house, full of everything from pinball machines and giant props to secret passageways and trap doors... more

  • A Cookbook Conspiracy (Bibliophile Mystery #7)

    A Cookbook Conspiracy (Bibliophile Mystery #7)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 14 ratings · published 2014

    It’s a recipe for disaster when bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is asked to restore an antique cookbook….   Brooklyn has always been a little obsessed with food, but it was her sister Savannah who became a chef, graduating from the prestigious Cordon Bleu school in Paris. She and her classmates all went on to successful careers, but none of them achieved culinary superstardom like Savannah’s ex-boyfriend Baxter Cromwell... more

  • The Book Stops Here (Bibliophile Mystery #8)

    The Book Stops Here (Bibliophile Mystery #8)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 12 ratings · published 2014

    You never know what treasures can be found in someone’s attic. Unfortunately for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright, some of them are worth killing for.… Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be appearing on the San Francisco edition of the hit TV show This Old Attic as a rare-book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a very valuable first-edition copy of the classic children’s story The Secret Garden , which is owned by a flower vendor named Vera... more

  • Ripped From the Pages (Bibliophile Mystery #9)

    Ripped From the Pages (Bibliophile Mystery #9)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 17 ratings · published 2015

    When book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright temporarily relocates to her parents’ place in Northern California, she finds that wooden barrels aren’t the only things buried in the wine caves of Sonoma….   Excited to explore the secrets of wine country, Brooklyn attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under her parents’ commune—and the findings are explosive. A room is unearthed, and it contains a treasure trove of artwork, rare books, a chest of jewelry…and a perfectly mummified body... more

  • Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Mystery #10)

    Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Mystery #10)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 16 ratings · published 2016

    Brooklyn’s friend Ian runs the Covington Library, which is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon’s massive masterpiece, Birds of America, currently on loan from an Arab sheik. During the gala celebrating the book, she is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National Birdwatchers Society, who urgently needs Brooklyn’s skilled hands to repair a less high-profile book of Audubon drawings that’s fallen victim to spilled wine... more

  • Once Upon a Spine (Bibliophile Mystery #11)

    Once Upon a Spine (Bibliophile Mystery #11)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 16 ratings · published 2017

    Brooklyn's future in-laws are traveling from England to meet her, and if that's not enough to set her on edge, rumors abound that the charming Courtyard Shops across the street may be replaced by high-rise apartments. Their trendy neighborhood will be ruined unless Brooklyn and her fiance, Derek Stone, can persuade the shopkeepers not to sell... more

  • Buried In Books (Bibliophile Mystery #12)

    Buried In Books (Bibliophile Mystery #12)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 17 ratings · published 2018

    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 former college friends, Heather and Sara, show up at her bridal shower. Brooklyn is touched, however, when each woman gifts her a rare first edition: The Blue Fairy Book and The Three Musketeers, respectively... more

  • The Book Supremacy (Bibliophile Mystery #13)

    The Book Supremacy (Bibliophile Mystery #13)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 17 ratings · published 2019

    Newlyweds Brooklyn and Derek are enjoying the final days of their honeymoon in Paris. As they're browsing the book stalls along the Seine, Brooklyn finds the perfect gift for Derek, a first edition James Bond novel, The Spy Who Loved Me. When they bump into Ned, an old friend from Derek's spy days, Brooklyn shows him her latest treasure.Once they're back home in San Francisco, they visit a spy shop Ned mentioned... more

  • The Grim Reader (Bibliophile Mystery #14)

    The Grim Reader (Bibliophile Mystery #14)

    Kate Carlisle

    · 16 ratings · published 2020

    San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright was hoping for a fun, relaxing weekend at a local book fair, but a murderer made other plans in the latest in this New York Times bestselling series.Brooklyn and her new hunky husband, Derek, are excited to be guests at Dharma’s first annual Book Festival. The entire town is involved and Brooklyn’s mom Rebecca is taking charge... more

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