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The Book Stops Here (Bibliophile Mystery #8)

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You never know what treasures can be found in someone’s attic. Unfortunately for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright, some of them are worth killing for.…

Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be appearing on the San Francisco edition of the hit TV show This Old Attic as a rare-book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a very valuable first-edition copy of the classic childr
Hardcover, 323 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Obsidian [imprint of New American Library, division of Penguin Group]
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Mar 29, 2016 Betty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I am now updated on the is wonderful well researched Bibliophile series and have learned a lot about the history of books and bookbinding. Books have been my friends most of life, this series has made value them even more. Brooklyn signs with the TV show "THIS OLD ATTIC" as expert book appraisal. The first book she appraised the information is released on the local news. This starts Brooklyn on a frightening adventure that will keep you turning the pages. Her new neighbor, Alex is introduc
Jul 14, 2014 Jen rated it liked it
Carlisle's Bibliophile series is definitely worth reading. While this installment was enjoyable, it fell flat in comparison to the others in the series. Characters that are normally dynamic felt two-dimensional and the writing felt more formulaic than in past installments.*

That said, this is a fun series that is loaded with interesting information about the art of bookbinding. I'm hopeful that the next book has more of the Wainwright family and maybe a little less of Derek's constant presence (w
Dec 22, 2015 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
This was one of two cozy mystery books I read today, and I was surprised to find I enjoyed this one more, because that wasn't the case at the beginning of the book. Still though, a book about the love of books was so far beyond awesome I almost can't describe how much I loved it!

There were two mysteries here, so it got a little confusing, but everything came out in the end. The characters were absolutely fantastic, especially Brooklyn and Alex. I loved their growing friendship! Cupcakes, mmmmm.

❂ Jennifer
Jun 18, 2014 ❂ Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I love this series and I thought this was anther great read. Derek continues to tone down the "Darling" abuse, but he remains a fantastic romantic lead. The mystery was well done and didn't feel formulaic, either. I read the book in a day and it left me wanting the next one sooner rather than later.

Full review:
Read my review at A Cozy Girl Reads.
Judy  at Musings and Ramblings
I was thrilled that Brooklyn is finally learning to take care of saving herself. After 7 books, it was obvious that she needed to learn how to defend herself. The introduction of a new friend for her was a fun touch. I enjoy this series and this one didn't disappoint.
Apr 15, 2015 Fred rated it it was amazing
The Book Stops Here is eight book in the A Bibliophile Mystery series.

I love this series and this was a very enjoyable addition and maybe the best so far, in my opinion.

Ian McCullough has suggested Brooklyn Wainwright name to the TV program This Old Attic, as a book appraiser. Brooklyn is excited to get the job, but at the same time being a little nervous at being on the air. But everyone on the set goes out of the way to make her feel at home. Brooklyn's first guest is Vera Stoddard who has a f
Jun 09, 2015 LORI CASWELL rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I never thought much about bookbinding until this series and being introduced to Brooklyn Wainwright. Now we are 8 books, 9 really as Ripped From The Pages was released in hardcover this week, and each installment continues to be better than the last.

In this installment Brooklyn gets her break into television as a rare book expert and appraiser on This Old Attic, think Antiques Roadshow. She meets a woman with a very special edition of The Secret Garden that she claims she pic
Lisa Kelley
Apr 28, 2015 Lisa Kelley rated it really liked it
I haven’t read the first few books in the Bibliophile Mystery series, but I see I will have to make up for lost time. I really enjoyed this story. Author Kate Carlisle has a wonderful flare for mystery. She always delivers a page turner.

I was fascinated by the concept that buying something at a garage sale and finding out it was worth gobs of money could get you killed. I think when I find my fortune at a yard sale I’ll keep quiet about it. ;-)

As with a few books I’ve read recently, the victim
Sue Gilot
May 14, 2015 Sue Gilot rated it it was amazing
Oh how can you not love Brooklyn and her handsome security man Derek! I have read all of the books in the series and I really enjoyed this one. As a lover of books myself, it was interesting to learn about old books and it is always intriguing to learn about repairing them. What starts out innocently for Brooklyn working on This Old Attic appeasing rare books turns into a duel mystery. The Secret Garden really is a book to die for when the owner ends up dead in her flower shop. Then again, who ...more
Jun 15, 2014 Mickey rated it really liked it
I love this series. Who knew the book world could be so dangerous? Brooklyn thinks she's going to get some peace and a fun job when she's tapped to be the book expert on an antiques show, but life never quite works out as planned. Someone is trying to kill the host, the first book she critiques belongs to a woman that is killed for it, and now the killer is coming after our heroine. Oh yes, and don't forget her nemesis, Minka, worming her way onto the show as well. Add her hunky Brit lover ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
Jan 18, 2016 Diane ~Firefly~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, loaned, ttiv
This was over the top in ways, but a fun read so I'm giving it 4 stars.

What I enjoyed:
* The setting of the antique TV show
* New friend Alex, who is the opposite of Minka. Perfectly, perfect friend who has a high powered job, bakes amazing cupcakes, has an awesome wardrobe she lets you borrow.
* Derek is an amazing boyfriend, and I liked the naming the cat struggle
* Two unrelated mysteries

What could have been better:
* Minka showed up. I don't understand how a small world like book binding would pu
Sep 28, 2015 Dawn rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, series, mystery
Brooklyn and Derek have been one of my favorite cozy mystery couples since nearly the beginning of this series, so I always look forward to another installment of their adventures. This was easily my favorite book in a series I have enjoyed quite a bit. There were two mysteries in this one. Just as I was experiencing some mild disappointment that I had figured one of them out since very early in the book, a bombshell twist was dropped with so many unexpected details woven into it, the ...more
Jun 05, 2016 Dee rated it it was ok
This could have actually been a decent book if the main character was more likeable. She is the most boy-crazy, foppish and shallow person, real or fictional, that I've ever met. I imagine feminists cringing and turning over in their graves at this. Disappointing.
Jenni Schell
Sep 12, 2015 Jenni Schell rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love this series. Brooklyn is such a great main character that I just can't get enough of her. I think this may be my favorite book in this series so far. Keep it up.
Lindsey Bray
May 04, 2016 Lindsey Bray rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy, funny
This one of my favorite of this series.
Jean Kovats
Good and I hope Alex is in future books
Nov 25, 2014 Jeanie rated it it was amazing
Kate Carlisle’s novels about Brooklyn and her cohorts, both new and returning, get even better with each novel! I love The Book Stops Here! I continue to be captivated with The Bibliophile Mystery series, as there is fast action with plots and subplots, fascinating characters, home and family. All are told in the witty, sometimes sassy or irreverent voice of Brooklyn Wainwright, who specializes in restoration of old and rare books, sometimes even a little bit of murder on the side.
It is a deligh
"Be careful what you wish for." Brooklyn Wainwright's mother had warned her, but that didn't stop the bookbinder for wishing for more work. And, her latest job puts her in so much danger that Brooklyn's security expert boyfriend has to turn bodyguard. The Book Stops Here is the latest intriguing mystery in Kate Carlisle's fascinating Bibliophile mystery series.

Brooklyn Wainwright specializes in rare-book restoration and conservation. With her passion and enthusiasm for books, she's the perfect e
Nancy Narma
Jun 05, 2015 Nancy Narma rated it really liked it
“Be Careful What You Wish For”

Rare Book Expert and Appraiser, Brooklyn Wainwright’s name has been submitted by local Library Chief Curator Ian McCullough to appear on the hit TV show, “This Old Attic” that is to be taped in San Francisco for three weeks. She’s a combination of nervous and excited, especially after she meets the show’s host Randolph Rayburn, Show Director Jane Dorsey, and Stage Manager Angie—but they all assure her that she will do well with the book appraisals. Brooklyn’s first
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kayt

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt

The Book Stops Here is the 8th installment in author Kate Carlisle’s Bibliophile Mystery series. The main character Brooklyn Wainwright has the chance of a lifetime. She has been asked to appear on the San Francisco edition of This Old Attic. As excited as Brooklyn is, finding a first edition copy of The Secret Garden is even more thrilling. This series is one of my favorites, filled with an amazing cast of characters, we
Jul 28, 2014 Susanne rated it really liked it
I just adore Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile Mysteries, and I'm fortunate to have snagged this eighth book in the series hot off the presses as it was just released last month (June 2014), and I finished reading it before this month (July 2014) ended. Thank you, San Diego County Library's LINK system since the SD County Libraries unfortunately stopped purchasing this series four books ago...GRRRRR. (My copy came from Berkeley Public Library.)

This 8th book in the Bibliophile Mysteries finds our favo
R.J. Minnick
Jun 14, 2014 R.J. Minnick rated it it was amazing
Once again, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is called upon to exercise her fresh approach to unraveling a mystery. It begins with her new temporary role as book appraiser on the hit show This Old Attic, when she presents her first 'client' with the news that her copy of 'The Secret Garden' is very valuable indeed. A news report on the show’s presence in San Francisco leaks hints as to the value of the book. And the very next day, violence breaks out. Brooklyn is threatened by the person her ...more
Nov 29, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Title: The Book Stops Here

Author: Kate Carlisle

Synopsis (from You never know what treasures can be found in someone’s attic. Unfortunately for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright, some of them are worth killing for in the latest in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series.

Brooklyn is thrilled to be appearing on the hit TV show This Old Attic as a rare-book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a valuable first-edition copy of the children’s classic The Secret Garden.

Jun 13, 2015 Aric rated it liked it
I took a chance on this book even though it seemed more geared towards female readers. It was a somewhat enjoyable read and I'll probably pick up another edition in this series even though the main character, bookbinder and book appraiser Brooklyn Wainwright, was somewhat annoying at times. Bookbinding and book collecting are hobbies of mine and I was impressed that the author incorporated an actual rare children's book titled 'The Secret Garden' into the plot. The story seemed to drag a bit ...more
Jun 11, 2014 Ivyd rated it liked it
3.5 stars
THE BOOK STOPS HERE centers on an autographed edition of The Secret Garden. Brooklyn has a temporary job as the rare book expert/appraiser on This Old Attic. Vera, who bought the edition at a yard sale for three dollars, is Brooklyn's first guest and appraisal. After a teaser is leaked on the local news Brooklyn is physically threatened by a large, terrifying man demanding the book be returned to him. When Brooklyn goes to Vera’s flower shop and finds her dead things start to get sticky
Jun 07, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
The Book Stops Here is the 8th book in the Bibliophile Mystery series by Kate Carlisle about bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright who just happens to have a penchant for stumbling into danger and finding dead bodies. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I had read the first book in the series, Homicide in Hardcover, years ago but until I read The Book Stops Here, I had forgotten how much fun this series was. I was a little worried because I haven’t read all the books and I was conce
Jun 08, 2014 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
I waited such a long time for this book and I'm so glad its finally here!! I literally clapped my hands and jumped for joy when it came in the mail. This is the 8th book in the Bibliophile Mysteries and its just as good as the 7 that preceded it.

Brooklyn is a relatable protagonist and I always enjoy the book binding talk and really just how much her character loves books. I loved getting to re-visit Brooklyn, her British, security guard boyfriend, Derek and her quirky friends, family and neighbo
Connie Fischer
Jul 01, 2014 Connie Fischer rated it really liked it
When professional bookbinder, Brooklyn Wainwright, is offered a short-term position as a rare book appraiser on the TV show "This Old Attic," she couldn't be happier. Books are her passion and her knowledge of old books is quite extensive. The first book she appraises on the show is a first edition copy of "The Secret Garden." The owner, Vera, claims to have purchased the book in a garage sale for $3. Vera, who owns a flower shop, is ecstatic when she hears how valuable the book is and how much ...more
Aug 30, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries, 2014-read
Bookbinding expert Brooklyn Wainwright is offered a phenomenal opportunity to appear as the rare book expert on the TV show, This Old Attic. Nervous and excited, she sits with the first guest and examines a rare copy of The Secret Garden. The owner of the book, Vera, tells her that she purchased the book at a garage sale for $3.00. Imagine her surprise when Brooklyn advises her that although there are a few minor repairs needed, the book is valued at $20,000 to $25,000. After the segment ends, ...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 ...more
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