Excerpt from The Book Stops Here

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I recently started The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle. A mystery about a bookbinder/bibliophile. What reader doesn’t like to read about another book lover? I’m not very far in yet, but enjoying it so far!

The star of the show crossed the wide stage and headed straight for Angie and me, his face drained of color and his jaw taut. He looked as if he might have just witnessed his own death.

Kate Carlisle, The Book Stops Here

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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 children’s story The Secret Garden, which is owned by a flower vendor named Vera.

Once she hears what her book is worth, Vera is eager to have Brooklyn recondition it for resale. But after the episode airs, a furious man viciously accosts Brooklyn, claiming that Vera found the first edition at his garage sale, and he wants it back—or else. Brooklyn is relieved that she’s put The Secret Garden in a safe place, but Randolph Rayburn, the handsome host of This Old Attic, is terrified by the man’s threats. He confides in Brooklyn that he fears he is being stalked. He doesn’t know who might have targeted him, or why.

In the days that follow, several violent incidents occur on the set, and Brooklyn is almost killed, leaving both her and her security expert boyfriend, Derek, shaken. Is someone after Brooklyn and the book? Or has Randolph’s stalker become more desperate? And then Brooklyn visits Vera’s flower shop…and discovers her dead. Is the murderer one of the two obvious suspects, or is something more sinister—even bizarre—going on? Brooklyn had better find the clever killer soon or more than her chance at prime time may be canceled…permanently.

Comments

  1. This looks really good. Sounds like Antique Roadshow plus mystery.

  2. Cute cover but I don’t usually like cozy mysteries which I think is what this looks like.

  3. I love cozy mysteries; they’re such a great comfort 🙂 Thanks for sharing this one!

  4. I love books about books – thanks for visiting my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/first-chapter-first-paragraph-may-5/

  5. Ooh, you had me at book treasures, attic, and San Francisco! It is definitely going on my list. Thanks!

    Here’s mine: “DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW”

  6. I fear for him. Great teaser!

  7. Sounds like a great mystery…I’m liking these retro covers I’ve been seeing this Tuesday! Here is my TT http://www.readinggrrl.com/2015/05/teaser-tuesday.html

  8. This does sound good. I too like mysteries that have to do with books. Happy reading!

  9. Sounds like a fun mystery! I like the title too!

    Today I’m teasing Black Dog Summer by Miranda Sherry

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