Peril in Paperback

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Penguin, 2012 - Fiction - 289 pages
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In this novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright takes a trip to Lake Tahoe and ends up at a killer party...

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. Brooklyn is most excited to catalog Grace's extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction.

Part of the fun involves a seance, but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead, poisoned by a cocktail intended for Grace. It seems someone is determined to turn Grace's playful palatial estate into a house of horrors. Brooklyn suspects the key to the killer's identity may lie in the roman a clef Grace has written about her life. With Grace in great peril, "must-read" takes on a whole new meaning, as Brooklyn tries to stop a murderer who's through playing around...

 

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User Review  - NewsieQ - LibraryThing

Book restorer and expert Brooklyn Wainwright is invited to the ultimate party house for a long visit. The mansion, overlooking Lake Tahoe, is owned by Grace Crawford, video-game millionaire and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - dono421846 - LibraryThing

One of the stronger entries in this ongoing series. The setting is a bit over the top -- a large secluded country home with walls that change, hallways that disappear, and trapdoors that catch ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
28
Section 4
48
Section 5
60
Section 6
83
Section 7
100
Section 8
120
Section 10
159
Section 11
175
Section 12
199
Section 13
211
Section 14
229
Section 15
240
Section 16
262
Copyright

Section 9
141

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About the author (2012)

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, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery, and murder. She is also the author of the Fixer-Upper Mysteries featuring small-town girl Shannon Hammer, a building contractor specializing in home restoration.

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