Bibliophile Mysteries

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,681 ratings

Homicide in Hardcover Publisher's Summary

Murder is always a bestseller… first in the new bibliophile mystery series!

The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping. Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless - but attractive - British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice.

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  • Book 1

    • 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 330
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 274

    The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NICE TYPICAL COZY mystery

    • By Carmela on 02-06-17

    Regular price: $24.05

  • Book 2

    • 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 217
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is attending the world-renowned Book Fair when her ex Kyle shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history - and humiliate the beloved British monarchy. When Kyle turns up dead, the police are convinced Brooklyn's the culprit. But with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn's conducting her own investigation to find out if the motive for murder was a 200-year-old secret - or something much more personal.

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

    • By J. M. Batista on 11-10-10

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 3

    • 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 213
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright returns home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class. Unfortunately, the program director, Layla Fontaine, is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lords over her subordinates. But when Layla is found shot dead, Brooklyn is bound and determined to investigate - even as the killer tries to close the book on her for good.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Ursula on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 4

    • 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 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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. But then Robin's apartment is ransacked, and the great guy she recently met is murdered in her bed. Now Robin is the number one suspect. Obviously, exploring the Kama Sutra's bliss will have to wait until after Brooklyn finds the killer...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another awesome bibliophile mystery

    • By Witchywoman on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4.5

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  • Book 5

    • 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 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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. Three years ago, Max Adams fell in love with Emily and gave her the copy of Beauty and the Beast. Soon afterward, he died in a car crash, and Brooklyn has always suspected his ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau. Now she decides to find out who sold the book and return it to its rightful owner - Emily.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the author, Prefer previous narrator

    • By Dr. Shemsi Prinzivalli on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 6

    • Peril in Paperback

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Rare-books expert Brooklyn Wainwright is invited to the 50th 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. Part of the fun involves a seance, but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead, poisoned by a cocktail intended for Grace. It seems someone is determined to turn Grace's playful palatial estate into a house of horrors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great series

    • By Annina on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 7

    • A Cookbook Conspiracy

    • A Bibliophile Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Brooklyn has always been a little obsessed with food, but it was her sister, Savannah, who became a chef, graduating from the prestigious Cordon Bleu school in Paris. She and her classmates all went on to successful careers, but none of them achieved culinary superstardom like Savannah's ex-boyfriend Baxter Cromwell. When Baxter invites the old gang to participate in his new restaurant's gala opening, in San Francisco, Savannah asks Brooklyn to restore a tattered cookbook as a present for him. Shortly after receiving the gift, Baxter is found dead, with Savannah kneeling over him, bloody knife in hand, and the rare cookbook has disappeared....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book

    • By M.K. on 08-21-13

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 8

    • The Book Stops Here

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be appearing on the hit TV show, This Old Attic as a rare-book expert. Her first subject is a very valuable first-edition copy The Secret Garden. Its owner, Vera, is eager to have Brooklyn recondition it for resale. But a furious man viciously accosts Brooklyn, claiming that Vera found the first edition at his garage sale, and he wants it back - or else. In the days that follow, Brooklyn visits Vera's flower shop…and discovers her dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyed the story

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-14

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 9

    • Ripped from the Pages

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Excited to explore the secrets of wine country, Brooklyn attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under her parents' commune - and the findings are explosive. A room is unearthed, and it contains a treasure trove of artwork, rare books, a chest of jewelry...and a perfectly mummified body. A closer examination of the murdered man's possessions reveals a valuable first edition of Jules Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • you never know what's going to happen

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 10

    • Books of a Feather

    • A Bibliophile Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    The Covington Library is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon's Birds of America. During the gala celebrating the book, Brooklyn is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National Birdwatchers Society, who urgently needs Brooklyn's skilled hands to repair a less high-profile book of Audubon drawings that's fallen victim to spilled wine. But everything runs afoul when Mulrooney is later discovered dead. Rumors fly about a motive for murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful narrator - terrific story!

    • By topcatrules on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 11

    • Once upon a Spine

    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Brooklyn's future in-laws are traveling from England to meet her, which is enough to set her on edge, but now rumors are flying around that the shops across the street may be replaced by apartments! She fears that her trendy neighborhood will be ruined unless she can persuade the shopkeepers not to sell. But then a rare edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland causes bad blood at the bookshop, and a string of petty vandalism makes everyone nervous.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reader is horrible.

    • By betty cazzarin on 11-04-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 12

    • Buried in Books

    • Bibliophile Mystery Series, Book 12
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Brooklyn has done everything she can to prepare for her nuptials with Derek and simply can't wait to start her new life with him. But things don't go as planned when Brooklyn's college frenemies, Heather and Sara, surprise her with a last-minute bridal shower. However, Brooklyn is touched when the women gift her rare copies of The Three Musketeers and The Red Fairy Book. When one frenemy is found murdered and one of the rare books is deemed a forgery, Brooklyn can't help but wonder if the victim played a part in this fraud or if a murderer is still out there.

    Regular price: $34.99