Kate Carlisle
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Kate Carlisle

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New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle is a native Californian who worked in television production for many years before turning to writing. It was a lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding that led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder. Her first book, Homicide in Hardcover, debuted in February 2010, followed by If Books Could Kill, The Lies That Bind, Murder Under Cover, One Book in the Grave.

With the publication of A High-End Finish in November 2014, Kate launched the Fixer-Upper Mysteries featuring building contractor Shannon Hammer, who specializes in Victorian home renovation and repair. The series is set in Lighthouse Cove, a seemingly idyllic town with many dark secrets hiding under its floorboards. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel is bringing the Fixer-Upper Mysteries to TV in a series of movies starring Jewel and Colin Ferguson. The first movie premiered in January 2017, the second less than three months later, with plans to film several more.

Kate's television credits include numerous game shows, music videos, concerts, 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, most notably as a member of the girl group, The Whispers. They didn't sing, exactly, but spit water on the host of the show.

Kate 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 writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect hero husband.

Kate is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She is the proud recipient of the Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier awards, and her first Bibliophile Mystery received a Best First Mystery nomination from RT Book Reviews. Kate loves to travel and read and drink good wine and watch other people cook.

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Best Sellers

    • Homicide in Hardcover

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NICE TYPICAL COZY mystery

    • By Carmela on 02-06-17

    Regular price: $24.05

    • Deck the Hallways

    • A Fixer-Upper Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Alex Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    In the fourth novel in the New York Times best-selling Fixer-Upper Mystery series, contractor Shannon Hammer must restore the Christmas spirit by clearing her father's name....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good holiday story.

    • By DRS on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A High-End Finish

    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Angela Starling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,415
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,294

    In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman - contractor Shannon Hammer....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It was ok

    • By Diana on 12-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Buried in Books

    • Bibliophile Mystery Series, Book 12
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Brooklyn is touched when her college frenemies gift her rare copies of two books at her bridal shower. When one frenemy is found murdered and one of the rare books is deemed a forgery, Brooklyn wonders if the victim played a part in this fraud or if a murderer is still out there....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A murder a family reunion and a wedding

    • By Anonymous User on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • If Books Could Kill

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 201

    Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is attending the world-renowned Book Fair when her ex Kyle shows up with a bombshell....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Third rate atempt to emulate Janet Evanovich...

    • By J. M. Batista on 11-10-10

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Peril in Paperback

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Rare-books expert Brooklyn Wainwright is invited to the 50th birthday party of her neighbor Suzie's aunt Grace....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great series

    • By Annina on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Murder Under Cover

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    When she receives an exquisite copy of the Kama Sutra from her best friend, Robin, to appraise and restore, Brooklyn Wainwright anticipates both recreating a beautiful book and spicing up her love life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another awesome bibliophile mystery

    • By Witchywoman on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • One Book in the Grave

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Brooklyn's chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems a fairytale come true - until she realizes the book last belonged to an old friend.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Was not crazy about reader, loved the 1st one.

    • By Coup on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Crowned and Moldering

    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Angela Starling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    When Mac Sullivan - famous thriller writer and Shannon's new beau - first moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really awkward and cliche

    • By megan on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lies That Bind

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright returns home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Ursula on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $19.60

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