One Book in the Grave: A Bibliophile Mystery (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 7, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
25 Reviews
There may be grave consequences for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright as she attempts to solve two murders tied to one book...

Brooklyn’s chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems a fairy tale come true—until she realizes 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.

Now she decides to find out who sold the book and return it to its rightful owner—Emily. She believes a rare book dealer can assist her, but when she arrives at his shop, she finds him murdered. Is it possible that the same couple who may have killed Max are now after his edition of Beauty and the Beast? With the help of her handsome boyfriend, Derek Stone, Brooklyn must unravel the murder plot—before she ends up in a plot herself....

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Review: One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Mystery #5)

User Review  - Judy Tate - Goodreads

The character, Brooklyn Wainwright has grown a lot since her first adventure. Her family is hilarious and I can really relate. Her insecurity is beginning to grate on my nerves. Derek moved in with ... Read full review

Review: One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Mystery #5)

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

A great addition to the series. I had a hard time putting it down to go to work (yesterday). Brooklyn's chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems a fairytale come true ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28

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About the author (2012)

A native Californian, award-winning writer 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, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery, and murder. Kate lives and writes in Southern California. Visit her website at

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