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Kate Carlisle

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Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show. She also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction. It seemed the safest way to kill off her professors. Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her time writin ...more

Crowned and Moldering is the #1 bestselling cozy mystery at BarnesandNoble.com - and has been for at least the past 24 hours! Very exciting news during release week. Thank you, readers! Smooch!

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Published on November 06, 2015 17:57 • 235 views • Tags: cozy-mystery, fixer-upper-mysteries, kate-carlisle, mystery
Average rating: 3.92 · 28,908 ratings · 3,522 reviews · 53 distinct works · Similar authors
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“Men were good for one thing only. Killing spiders. Other than that, I was on my own. It was sad though. Where was the chivalry of yesteryear?”
Kate Carlisle, Homicide in Hardcover

“If my life were a book, I would have masking tape holding my hinges together. My pages would be loose, my edges tattered and my boards exposed, the front flyleaf torn and the leather mottled and moth-eaten. I'd have to take myself apart and put myself back together, as any good book restoration expert would do.”
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“Well, that was embarrassing. There was nothing wrong with talking to the voices in my head--unless everyone else was listening in.”
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Beth Hi Kate,
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