Bibliophile Mysteries

16 books in series
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Summary

Theft and murder in the rare book world! San Francisco-based bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is a sleuth to delight true book lovers and mystery fans alike.

Brooklyn Wainwright is an avid reader who loves her job restoring and protecting really old and really valuable books. In the course of her work, this keenly observant, level-headed heroine gets drawn into solving not only thefts (which, sadly, plague the rare book world) but also murders. Set in San Francisco, with occasional detours to book fairs abroad, this series follows Brooklyn as she deciphers cryptic codes in antiquarian books to uncover secrets and treachery, curates clues, tracks down killers, and evades becoming the prime suspect—or the next victim. The cases feature intrigue, conspiracies, romance, and clever wordplay, starting in the titles of volumes, such as If Books Could Kill and The Lies That Bind.

Susie Berneis has listeners hanging onto every word! The narrator subtly vocalizes a wide array of emotions in her characterizations. Through many plot twists, Berneis reveals hidden facets of each character and keeps listeners engaged. She lends the mysteries warmth and humor, as well as adds to the fascination of the series’ details on bookbinding and restoration.

A New York Times best-selling author and a native Californian, Kate Carlisle worked in television production for many years before turning to writing. Her lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries. She is also the author of the Fixer-Upper Mysteries, featuring a building contractor as the amateur sleuth.

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