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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 everyth
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Published August 7th 2012 by New American Library (first published April 10th 2012)
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❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes)
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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Nora-adrienne
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
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!!
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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Amanda
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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Heather
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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Ellen
"Peril in Paperback" by Kate Carlisle.

There's a big party being planned for Grace 's 50th birthday. Grace is the aunt of Brooklyn Wainwrights' neighbor, Suzie. Grace is a bit more than what one would expect of an aunt. She's rather unique. Grace, as a retired CEO of a video game corporation, has a home that reflects her love of games. One day Brooklyn walks outside her room taking one turn too many and finds herself in an identical room as her own but it's not her own, on an identical hallway th
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Dawn
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!
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
Eleanor Jones
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
Amy Bodine
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
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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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
This is a great little series!

I recommend.
Darlene Ferland
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
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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Fred
This is the sixth book in the A Bibliophile Mystery series. There is also a novella e-book.

Brooklyn Wainwright and her neighbors, Vinnie and Suzie, are on their way to spend a relaxing week with Suzie's Aunt Grace at her Lake Tahoe extravagant home. Aunt Grace will be celebrating her 50th birthday with her family. Aunt Grace has made it known that she will have an important announcement at her birthday party. Many members of her family believe she about to rewrite her will and possibly leaving o
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A.
Brooklyn is invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbor Suzie’s aunt Grace for a week of festivities. Grace, now retired, was the founder of a major video game corporation. The party is at Grace's Lake Tahoe Mansion that she has enhanced with everything from pinball machines and giant props to secret passageways and trap doors. Brooklyn is excited to discover Grace’s extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction.

Early on Grace, who doesn't have a psychic bone in her body, leads
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LORI CASWELL
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 i
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Bexa
I loved this book. I love Kate Carlisle because they're always a quick read, and I never actually want to put them down. It was 1:30 in the morning and I needed to go to sleep, but I was 40 pages from the end and went, I don't need sleep, and stayed up until I finished it. Again, the person that you're convinced is the murderer has all the evidence to prove that was the case, and then she twists it all and you're left going, I was almost right! Knowing that the person she convinces you isn't the ...more
Ron Arden
I just found another author that I really like. This is the latest in a series of bibliophile mysteries that I didn't know existed. I will have to start at the beginning for my next read.

The story's main character is Brooklyn Wainwright, who is a bookbinder by trade. Of course that means she loves books, especially old books. Brooklyn and a group of friends are invited to the estate of her friend Suzie's Aunt Grace, a retired CEO of a game company. The occaison is Grace's 50th birthday party. I
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Judy  at Musings and Ramblings
This was the sixth book in the Bibliophile Mystery Series by Kate Carlisle. In this book, we open with Brooklyn going with her neighbors Suzie and Vinnie to a week long birthday party given by Suzie's Aunt Grace. Grace is a multimillionaire, who made her money in as a game designer; starting with board games and moving into computer games. She has become quite the book collector and Brooklyn has done some book repair for her in the past and is really looking forward to seeing Grace's collection. ...more
Helen
I enjoy this series but as in many themed series there is a temptation to go overboard, in this one to make Aunt Grace's house almost impossibly complex. I did like the book shelves on the ceiling but the holograms and trap doors were a bit much.Why can I accept staff in an English household but not in an American west coast one? The nod to the classic mystery with a group of suspects locked in a house during a storm and then the unraveling at the end where the reasoning behind each person's mot ...more
Nancy
First, let me state that I loved Kate Carlisle's first four books in her bibliophile series. I thought her characters were unique, quirky and fun to read, and her plotting was terrific. There was none of the simplistic or obvious plotting I dislike in many cozies. These were, in fact, some of the very best cozy mysteries I'd ever read.

Then came One Book in the Grave, which I found just okay. The plotting slipped. It wasn't as fresh as the previous books and the characters lost a bit of their sp
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Turtles
I enjoy the characters and settings of the books so much, it's easy to like this installment. I bumped my 3.5 to a 4, but the mystery was a little weak. The end was kind of craziness with 3 tangents suddenly unraveling. In this book Brooklyn goes to a house party for Grace, who is Suzie's Aunt and a game entrepreneur. She has an amazing home on Lake Tahoe and invites a small crowd of people for her birthday. One of the guests is killed and they're stuck in the house due to snow. The plot thicken ...more
Jan
In the sixth book in the Bibliophile Mystery series, Brooklyn is going to Lake Tahoe with her friends, Suzie and Vinnie, for a house party to celebrate Suzie's Aunt Grace's 50th birthday. It is a gala, week-long event with lots of food and games. Yes, games because Grace made her fortune creating games and though retired is still part owner of a very profitable game company. The party consists of a variety of folks, family, co-workers and a librarian who is cataloging Grace's vast library. When ...more
Debbie
At first I thought I'd be disappointed that Brooklyn's main squeeze was out of the country on business (I always look forward to seeing how Brooklyn and Derek Stone's relationship will progress). But Carlisle made a smart choice in leaving Stone out of most of the action. The reader gets a chance to see Brooklyn on her own again and though it's clear Brooklyn wants Derek to remain a part of her life, it was fun to watch her act as an independant entity again.

The setting is unique and fun to read
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Marlyn
Kate Carlisle has taken one of the most popular traditional mystery conventions,the country house mystery, and made it her own.


Our favorite freelance bookbinder, Brooklyn Wainwright has been invited to a fiftieth birthday party at the home of Grace Crawford. The aunt of Brooklyn's neighbor Suzie Stein became acquainted with Brooklyn when she'd had some of her books rebound. Due to Grace's immense and varied collection of valuable books, they'd become friends.

Grace's home, a mansion near Lake Tah
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Heather
The good news is, there is no Minka LeBouf..the bad news is, three people take her spot in this book. Brooklyn is invited to game designer Grace's 50th birthday bash in her mansion in the country. The place is chock full of books and Brooklyn finds rare books throughout the book. The first night of the birthday bash, a seance is conducted as a joke, but when the lights come back on, Gabriel, just Gabriel, shows up and one of the guests is dead with cyanide poisoning. Brooklyn is once again PI Br ...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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