A native Californian, New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle worked in television for many years before turning to writing. A lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries featuring Brooklyn Wainwright. She is also the author of Homicide in Hardcover, If Books Could Kill, The Lies That Bind, Murder Under Cover, One Book in the Grave, Peril in Paperback, and The Cookbook Conspiracy.
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.
Once she hears what her book is worth, Vera is eager to have Brooklyn recondition it for resale. But after the episode airs, a furious man accosts Brooklyn, claiming that Vera found the first edition at his garage sale, and he wants it backor else. Brooklyn is relieved that she’s put The Secret Garden in a safe place, but Randolph Rayburn, the handsome host of This Old Attic, is terrified by the man’s threats. He confides in Brooklyn that he fears he is being stalked. He doesn't know who might have targeted him, or why.
In the days that follow, several violent incidents occur on the set, and Brooklyn is almost killed, leaving both her and her security expert boyfriend, Derek, shaken. Is someone after Brooklyn and the book? Or has Randolph’s stalker become more desperate? And then Brooklyn visits Vera’s flower shop
and discovers her dead. Is the murderer one of the two obvious suspects, or is something more sinistereven bizarregoing on? Brooklyn had better find the clever killer soon or more than her chance at prime time may be canceled
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Bibliophile Mystery Series
“A delicious, twisty tale, it features food, friends, fiends.…Don’t miss it!”—Julie Hyzy, New York Times Bestselling Author of the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor House Mysteries
“Suspenseful, intelligent mysteries with a sense of humor.…Kate Carlisle never fails to make me laugh, even as she has me turning the pages to see what’s going to happen next.”—Miranda James, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries
“A terrific read…great fun all around.”—Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Fun and funny…delightful.”—Lorna Barrett, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Booktown Mystery Series
“A fun, fast-paced mystery that is laugh-out-loud funny. Even better, it keeps you guessing to the very end.” –Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author of Halfway There
“Carlisle’s story is captivating, and she peoples it with a cast of eccentrics. Books seldom kill, of course, but this one could murder an early bedtime.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Another superb entry… Quirky characters and an intriguing cookbook with a fabulous history add to the fun. Highly entertaining.”—Carolyn Hart, Author of the Death on Demand Mysteries