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The Book Stops Here

(Bibliophile Mystery #8)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  2,162 ratings  ·  317 reviews
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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Jun 28, 2014 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
Liz Jones
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book! Some cozies lack action but this one didn’t disappoint. Lots going on!
Jul 09, 2014 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 21, 2015 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.

Antiques Road Show meets Brooklyn. Another fun entry in the series, this time Brooklyn faces her greatest fear blood and loses spectacularly. I just love that our sleuth passes out at the site of blood, now that she's learning martial arts will she pass out if she breaks someone's nose. Maybe we'll find out in the next volume. I really love Brooks, her crazy family and cast of kooky friends and her nemesis Minka. Any book with Mae West as a plot device is more then OK with me.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
In my newly founded penchant for cozy bookstore mysteries I was introduced to Kate Carlisle and her bibliophile mystery series and going through used books I pulled out The Book Stops Here. Chuckling in the very first paragraph when our heroine, book-binder, Brooklyn Wainwright mentions her mother as a questionable source of wisdom remembering her swearing by “espresso enemas to perk up your spirits.” And I’m off for a rollicking who done it with a book-related theme. “O frabjous day! Callooh! C ...more
Apr 10, 2015 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
Sue Gilot
May 11, 2015 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 i ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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
❂ Jennifer
Nov 10, 2013 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.
Jenni Schell
Sep 12, 2015 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.
Mary Ann
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Book Stops Here Brooklyn complained that she was running out of work and her friend, Ian, tells her about being a specialist on "This Old Attic" that helps people learn about the things they have and how much they are worth. Her first book is an old friend to her. It Frances Hodgson's "The Secret Garden" and she values it for more than the woman thought it would be worth. Suddenly after a blurb on the local tv news, she is being hunted by some very large men who want the book. Also, the host ...more
Peggy Clayton
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just love this series by Kate. Every book in the series has been so good. This one also included they are page turners and just so interesting. I just love when a new book comes out by this author as you can be sure you won't be bored or not connect with the characters. Kate hit another grand slam with #8 in A Bibliophile Mysteries!
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Quelques personnages sympathiques et une écriture plutôt agréable, mais l'histoire policière est juste ridicule et la relation de l'héroïne avec son mâle alpha m'a tapé sur les nerfs tout le long.
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun read! The twists at the end were unexpected and kept me up until 1 a.m. when I finished the book. Now I am reading the next book in the series.

Mar 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, mystery
I might generously give this book 1.5 stars. The book cover showed potential, and I liked the idea of a bibliophile book binder who gets pulled into solving mysteries. But this plot is more "Murder She Wrote" for junior high rather than adult fiction...and maybe junior high is being kind. Let me set it up for you.

This book is about Brooklyn. Brooklyn is beautiful. Brooklyn is a self-absorbed woman in her thirties. Brooklyn has an amazing apartment and the perfect job with the perfect hours whic
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Apr 28, 2015 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
Jun 15, 2014 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 Derek ...more
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 disappoint ...more
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: cozy enthusiasts
Recommended to Ericka by: Juliet Blackwell
At first I found the characters and their relations a little contrived, but as I kept reading the book they improved magnificently. It was kind of like Ms. Carlisle had a hard time starting the book. I particularly loved the Girls' Night Out scene and the parallel mystery plots. The author was very adept at keeping both plots running simultaneously and exciting, a very difficult task to perform successfully. This is my first Kate Carlisle book, she was recommended as an author by another favorit ...more
Jun 03, 2016 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.
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.
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy, funny
This one of my favorite of this series.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I'm a super huge fan of mystery books & I also think of myself as a huge bibliophile hahah!! So when I saw this book on the shelf, I had to pick it up, I never read the other books in this series but after reading one chapter I was hooked!! There were certain points in this book, that were referring to the other books.. But I had no trouble following along.. If you never read any of the other books, you are still able to keep up!! I'm definitely gonna look for the other series!! 😊😍

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Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
While I enjoyed this book, one detail demoted this book from 4 to 3 stars. A new friend, Alex, has sublet their friend's condo down the hall as they in Europe for a year. The key words here a sublet and a year. Why? Because near the end of the book, Alex has Brooklyn come over to try on clothes for a big party. Turns out Alex has converted a whole bedroom into a huge custom super do walk-in closet. It sounds delightful BUT who lets a temporary sublet remodel your condo? Not only that it seems to ...more
T.A. Henry
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a good solid read. Although I admit to consuming a lot of alcohol while reading it on vacation. In fact, an entire “fishbowl” of a Cruiser was imbibed during the reading of this book.

And yet I can say; there was no trickery, no confusion. The occasional red herring did pop up and occasionally the book really stretched my suspension of disbelief.

No one questions a woman who asserts she found a 20-25K book at a yard sale for 3 dollars? Really?

And Brooklyn gets a new neighbor who can’t wait
Julia Stephenson
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I thought I would. Brooklyn is a young woman who is cast to be on a show which requires her to appraise rare books. One of the books are stolen, the family who owned the book wants it back for its value and rarity. This risks Brooklyn's life. Things around the set and events in the story turn gory and gruesome. The reason I did not totally enjoy it is because there were too many characters, and a few events that were unnecessary. I get that Brooklyn went ...more
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This series has obviously had a number of previous stories, but for the most part, it is easy to get into the flow of the story line. Brooklyn is an expert in rare book evaluation and repair. She is the guest expert on a TV show, THIS OLD ATTIC giving evaluations on books people bring in. On her first episode a woman brought in an extremely valuable edition of The Secret Garden. The woman was murdered shortly after the episode was taped. Was there a connection between the show and her murder? Is ...more
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Mysteries are my usual genre, but I love books, so this Bibliophile Mystery was right up my alley!

It was centered around the filming of This Old Attic, similar to Antiques Roadshow, on PBS. A woman brought in a rare old book, The Secret Garden, which was appraised for $40-45,000! A few days later she was found dead in her flower shop. This was the only murder in the book. The rest of the book were spooky incidences around the main character, which weren't related to the murder, but created a nea
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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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