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Peril in Paperback (Bibliophile Mystery #6)

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How to become the life of the party? First, survive the celebration…

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 everyt
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Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by NAL (first published April 10th 2012)
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❂ Jennifer
Oct 01, 2012 ❂ Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I put off reading this book as long as I could because this is my favorite series and I was practicing my delayed gratification skills. I think I made it 6 weeks, and then devoured the entire book in an afternoon.

Peril in Paperback is a fabulous, fun book and a really fun homage to the English House Mysteries. Derek wasn't much in this book at all, and I was prepared to sulk about that, but was very happily distracted by lots of Gabriel! Ms. Carlisle does a wonderful job of juggling the two men
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Ruth
I wanted so much to love this book. It had all the elements that make a perfect cozy mystery for me. A fun cast of characters (most a bit one-dimensional, but that's not unusual for cozies), a large and crazy house to explore, a locked-in murder where everyone is trapped and held in suspicion, and a good sense of humor. In fact, for the first half of the book, I was thoroughly enjoying it.

However, the further the mystery got, the less it really worked as a mystery. Yes there was a murderer runni
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Dawn
May 21, 2014 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, series, mystery
This has been one of my favorite books, so far, from this series. There were multiple mysteries going on, but they were not tangled together, so it wasn't at all confusing. I really enjoy the recurring characters in this series as well. They are quirky and amusing, and they grow in depth with each new book. The only problem I have is that I really like both Derek *and* Gabriel!
Nora-adrienne
Sep 13, 2012 Nora-adrienne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies
I truly love the Bibliophile series.. I'm still trying to figure out if it's Kate putting the words into Brooklyn's mouth or Brooklyn to Kate's. The stories are always involved and intriguing. After reading the teaser for next year's new book, I can't wait to read that one also.
Melodie
Sep 19, 2012 Melodie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
This series is a favorite of mine and this one did not disappoint. I think it was better for not having Derek around. Was nice to not have the term "darling" popping up every few sentences!! Good story, great characters....can't ask for much more! RECOMMEND!!
Sharyn
Jan 28, 2015 Sharyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute book in the series, although Brooklyn was a little more annoying than usual. Maybe too many extraneous plot things going on. But I love the bookbinding info, and Gabriel, so I will keep reading.
Beth
Nov 10, 2012 Beth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I love the character of Brooklyn and I enjoy the writing style, but the plot was too over the top for me.
Alex Murphy
This book was free, it’s part of a ‘cozy mystery’ series that I’ve only read the first one of. I don’t know if it’s the writing or what, but this series puts me to sleep. I do love a good mystery, I do love trying to figure it all out, but seriously this book just didn’t grab me. I don’t think I’ll be seeking out other books by this author. If they are free sure I’ll take it and read it, but these aren’t for me.
This book is about a book restorer who is invited to a mansion for the owner’s birth
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Kristen
I've enjoyed this series, and I still enjoyed this installment, but not quite as much as past books.

This is an easy-reading, light and fun cozy series, perfect for beach/cottage or lazy rainy weekends. The characters are fun, quirky and interesting, and the plots the author comes up with are fairly clever and fun to try to figure out, although not Agatha Christie by any means. Still, they are good reads.

This book fell a little flat for me because the main character, Brooklyn, was written as more
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Amanda Atkins
The Real Mystery? How an author, agent and publisher let this book get so ridiculous it leaves us wondering if this series can recover.

Brooklyn is back and while her boyfriend Derek is on assignment in Europe, she's going away for a week vacation to celebrate Suzie's eccentric Aunt's birthday. In the beautifully lakeside mansion with a few tricks of its own, a group of Aunt Grace's family and friends kick off the festivities with a seance. What starts as a little harmless fun communing with the
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Linda Sizemore
Jun 07, 2015 Linda Sizemore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brooklyn heads to Lake Tahoe with Vinnie and Suzie to celebrate Suzie's Aunt Grace's birthday for an entire week. Between moving walls, murder and a whole cast of interesting characters with an additional. twist or two thrown into the mix, it was hard to figure out who the killer was. I finally narrowed it down to two possibilities, but was surprised in the end. This book is my new favorite of the series. It's a great series which I totally recommend!
Amy Bodine
Oct 27, 2014 Amy Bodine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It took a longtime building up to the main plot points and then had a set of ridiculous and speedy discoveries to wrap it all up. A lot of the discoveries did not really seem built up to or established. To say the least I found the ending wacky and the majority of the book hard to follow due to a wide diaspora of characters. And the back jacket book cover lied, it states "Brooklyn suspects the key to killers's identity may lie in the roman a clef Grace has written about her life" Brooklyn did no ...more
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Donna
Feb 27, 2016 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great series about antique book binder and restorer who seems to find dead bodies. Interesting characters
Melissa Cochrill
Another good book in the Bibliophile Mystery series! The MC in this series is a strong smart woman who is not in a love triangle. Hooray! In this book, Brooklyn's boyfriend is not in this story as much. Brooklyn has to mainly take care of herself with a little help from her friends. I loved all the zany characters in this story. I also appreciated getting to know her friends/neighbors better. I'm looking forward to the next book and hoping that some of the characters we got to know in this book ...more
Georgette
Mar 27, 2016 Georgette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peril In Paperback was one wild and crazy ride. The tone and color of this book(#6 in this Bibliophile series)took some getting used to even for a devoted fan of this series, but in the end I must say what a mind Kate Carlise has to have come up with all the clever ideas and designs, twists and turns and the whole nine yard!. I suppose one has to be very adaptable to not having all the favorite characters throughout but in the end they all made an appearance. The graphic continuity has so much t ...more
Heather
Apr 05, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis (from bn.com):

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 fi
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Karen
Dec 14, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brooklyn Wainwright can't seem to shake the "I attract dead people" aura that surrounds her. In this book, she's been invited to Grace's (her friend Suzie's eccentric aunt) 50th birthday party. Grace is an avid book collector who really doesn't know the value of her collection. Brooklyn is working on repairing books while at the house. During dinner, the lights go out and one of the guests is poisoned by ice tea meant for Grace. Who at this party hates Grace enough to want her dead? When other a ...more
Snarky Hatter
I liked this book, but man were there some moments when I just wanted to throw the book down and forget about it. Those moments had nothing to do with the plot, and everything to do with Brooklyn. I liked Brooklyn early on, but as the series has continued and we've gotten to see more of her, it's apparent that Brooklyn is a very immature character who is constantly over glorified. Seriously, anyone who does not compliment Brooklyn or treats her less than stellar is always disliked by every other ...more
Laura Lee
Aug 06, 2012 Laura Lee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I wasn't familiar with this series so it took me awhile to get caught up with who was who and the book started slow for me. It didn't pick up until page 75 when someone is murdered. Then towards the end it was rushed into one tight bow. I wanted to, but I did not find the main character likable. I was disappointed in the book.
Amy
May 18, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great addition to the series. I like that Derek was absent for most of the book, letting Brooklyn shine as the main character once more. She did have her other friends to lean on from time to time, but she showed her strength and worked through most of her neuroses on her own in this one. (And Derek's absence actually added it's own strain of stress to her days.) I also like that Carlisle mentioned the similarity of her story's plot to Agatha Christie's story about the isolated house par ...more
Eleanor Jones
Feb 24, 2014 Eleanor Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am usually rabid about reading a series in order, but picked this one up and was sucked in after the first few pages. All the elements of a classic Christie: a big old mansion with a captive house party and somewhat mysterious owner, someone to play the role of detective, and even a reveal at the end that grows upon itself and actually made me laugh as the layers of the plot kept unfolding upon themselves. The characters, however, are quite modern and some side stories ensue that are quite apa ...more
Ceelee Sunshine
Nov 14, 2015 Ceelee Sunshine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
The country house murder mystery lives in Kate Carlisle ' s Peril in Paperback part of her Bibliophile series. At first I didn' t think I would like it because Brooklyn and her friends didn't like the bedroom where Grace, her eccentric billionaire host put her as it had books everywhere even on the ceiling. Kind of a,strange reaction from someone who restores books for a living. Things,started picking up during the,seance and a murder followed by several scary accidents. There we plenty of ,susp ...more
Judy Goodnight
3.5 stars

Brooklyn and her neighbors, Suzie & Vinnie, head to Suzie's aunt's house at Lake Tahoe for a week of birthday celebration, relaxation, bookbinding, and, of course, murder. The book is somewhat of an homage to Agatha Christie - a houseful of people, snowed in, police can't make it through, nasty pranks, and death.

The plotting seemed markedly improved over previous books. Ditto the characterization. What stopped me from giving it 4 stars were some huh? moments where I didn't understan
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Argum
Oct 07, 2015 Argum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brooklyn is at the home of the eccentric aunt of her neighbor Suzie, the one she did some binding work for a book or two ago. Several guests are very ill humored and ill mannered. Derek is off guarding some beautiful socialite being stalked and she is answering his phone in a sultry manner giving Brooklyn fits. Gabriel is on the scene as a guest at the party. When people start dying and having horrid accidents, Brooklyn teams with Gabriel to find the killer before they get to the real target. It ...more
jgyweniverel
I love books. I love mysteries. Put them together and I am hooked!
Andi
I think this is my favorite one in the series thus far. It has everything I love in a cozy, with an added dose of sappiness. It was perfect. I'd really like to see images of the Library Suite and the ceiling bookshelf. I can't quite picture it, but it sounds rather intriguing. I'm currently on the waiting list at the library for the next book and I can't wait to start it! I only wish there were more...something I find myself saying for a lot of series these days. Why can't all the authors I enjo ...more
~mad
Sep 21, 2014 ~mad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: booksiveread
This is a great little series!

I recommend.
Jamie-lynn Hazzard
This was the first book I have read in this series, and it will definitely be my last. The characters varied from flat, to flat out ridiculous. The main character was a whiny, vapid, prima donna. Almost the entire first 25 pages were just her complaining and being angry at various things, and that just continues. The plot is rambling, clumsy and plodding. Well, you get the point. This is easily one of the worst books I have ever read, which is a bummer because I had heard good things about this ...more
Darlene Ferland
Feb 27, 2014 Darlene Ferland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love visiting with Brooklyn Wainwright and her crazy, loving group of family and friends. This journey takes Brooklyn to celebrate her friend Suzie's Aunt Grace's 50th birthday. The week-long festivities are being held in Tahoe at Grace's estate. She is a retired CEO of her own company; a multi-million dollar gaming dynasty. Her house is set up like her games - walls moving, book shelves on the ceiling and secret chutes. . . Even with the fun house atmosphere murder makes its mark. Enjoy the r ...more
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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 vin ...more
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