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Publisher's Summary

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. Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless - but attractive - British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice.
©2009 Kathleen Beaver (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

This first in a new series is going to launch Carlisle to a bestselling position and have readers looking forward to the next installment of delightfully eccentric characters, droll dialogue and a meticulously planned crime. Bibliophile heroine Brooklyn Wainwright is brilliant, feisty and funny.” (Romantic Times)
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By Carmela on 02-06-17


Good mystery in the cozy style. narrator's accent is fine. no lurid scenes. i nearly didn't get this becuase of the bad reviews. after finishing it i wander if those reviews are of this book. the only connection i could find is that there is a minor character with a british accent. while that accent is not perfect it is not that bad, and i listen to a lot of british narrators. the main character and most other are American so no problem. as for the supposed lurid scenes that remind some of the reviewers of romances_ no idea what they are talking about???? Brooklyn doesn't even have a boyfriend rough there are signs this will change in the next book but for now only a platonic interest and no loose behavior what so ever. If you like cozy mysteries you will enjoy this.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

By Sandy on 10-29-12

Not Great

I downloaded this book because I wanted a nice cozy mystery. I should have followed the reviews and not gotten the book. The premise could have been good, but I found it very slow and boring. The narrator's "British" accent started out sounding Scottish and then wavered back and forth. Between the distracting narration and the slow story, I probably won't even finish the book. It's not even keeping my interest enough for me to care whodunit.

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9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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By Catriona on 06-21-15

One to be avoided

I'm astonished by all the positive reviews this book has. The heroine protests every so often about being called stupid, but there seems no other word to describe her. She withholds information from detectives, makes off with items from crime scenes and investigates murders for no good reason I could discern.
Some characters did have the potential to be interesting, but others are so strange I thought at first the author was being ironic - a private investigator who is likened to James Bond, was an RN commander and drives a Bentley. He is of course a love interest, but in a plot line out of the 1970s starts off distrusting our heroine before any crime takes place and for no reason that is ever given.
The author does apparently know book binding, but dumps paragraphs of information about the process into the story with no subtlety. She does not however know anything about foreign languages; the heroine, who speaks no German is able to read something which, from what we are told would be quite complex, in German armed with no more than a dictionary.
The only reason I would recommend this is that it's so bad you keep going to see what horror comes next

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By IAN on 05-23-13

Brilliant new detective on the scene!

Kate Carlisle's New Bibliophile mystery series featuring Brooklyn Wainwright, is a page turner (or in this case 'ear listener') all the way.
Hopefully there will be more of Kate's Bibliophile Mysteries audiobooks available in the near future in the I know there are 6 books out already and the 7th out in June in hardback (A Cookbook Conspiracy), plus 1 novella available only via Kindle (Pages of Sin).
Keep them coming please Kate!

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