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This week we have a very special double-feature, with two authors who are friends AND who both visited with us when their debut books came out.

 

I'm excited that they're finding continued success! Please welcome back KATE CARLISLE!

 

Kate Carlisle

 

 

Here's a link to Kate's website: http://www.katecarlisle.com/ (Check it out - it's GORGEOUS!)

 

Here's her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/katecarlislebooks

She's on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/#!/katecarlisle

 

She blogs with the fabulous ROMANCE BANDITS: http://romancebandits.com/

 

 

And here's a link to her last visit with us at the Mystery Forum:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/March-Feature-Homicide-in-Hardcover-by-Kate-Carlisle/...

 

 

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All About Kate

 

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 SpecialSolid Gold andThe 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 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 husband. 

A lifelong love of old books and an appreciation of the art of bookbinding led Kate to create the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder. Kate is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She loves to drink good wine and watch other people cook. 

Despite the appearance of overnight success, Kate's dream of publication took many, many years to fulfill. If you're wondering why,here's the real scoop. 

 


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A few pictures from RWA National in 2009, when I had the pleasure of meeting Kate and the Romance Bandits.

 

Kate with Donna MacMeans

 

Kate with Anna Campbell

 

The Romance Bandits!

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Here's the inside info on
Brooklyn, her friends and family:

 

 

 

Brooklyn

 

Brooklyn Wainwright—She's on the tall side (Brooklyn would say she's still in her gawky stage), blond, and a self-described book geek. She's more comfortable in Birkenstocks than Blahniks, but she cleans up well when necessary. A master bookbinder specializing in rare book restoration, Brooklyn has taught book art at universities in New York, Iowa, Texas, and Institut d'histoire du livre in Lyon, France. Locally, she has taught at Bay Area Book Arts Center and Sonoma Institute of the Arts. While her focus is in restoration, Brooklyn is certified in book arts, conservation and authentication. Her bindings have won international acclaim, including Grand Prize in the prestigious Lawton-McNamara Contest. She has an MFA in Book Arts and a MS in Archives and Preservation.


 

Brooklyn   Brooklyn

 

Derek Stone—British security agent, ex-Commander in the Royal Navy and Intelligence officer working for MI6, Derek is tall, dark, dangerous and hunky (think James Bond, only more dashing). He owns his own security firm and meets Brooklyn while heading the security detail for an exhibit of priceless rare books, including a legendary cursed copy of Goethe's FAUST, at the Covington Library. He discovers Brooklyn kneeling over the murder victim, her hands covered in blood, and his deep suspicion leads to powerful attraction.


 

Brooklyn   Brooklyn

 

Robin Tully—Brooklyn's best friend, they grew up together in the Sonoma commune. Robin is a talented sculptor and also runs a tour service that specializes in exploring mystical, magical and miraculous places around the world. Robin is petite, dark-haired and loves to party, making her the diametrical opposite of her BFF Brooklyn.


 

Brooklyn   Brooklyn

 

Jim and Becky Wainwright—Brooklyn's mom and dad are former Deadheads who met in the tie-dye booth at a Grateful Dead concert at the Ventura Fairgrounds in 1972. With a wife and family, Jim returned to corporate America, but wasn't happy until he and Becky packed up their six kids and followed their favorite guru to a commune in Sonoma where they formed the Fellowship for Spiritual Enlightenment and Artistic Consciousness. The commune members built homes, planted vineyards, made wine and grew rich. These days, Dad works his magic with wine and Mom has channeled her new age sensibilities into all things Wiccan.


 

 

Guru Bob—otherwise known as Avatar Robson Benedict, Guru Bob is the benevolent, mysterious, highly-evolved being and spiritual head of the Fellowship for Spiritual Enlightenment and Artistic Consciousness in Sonoma.


 

 

Gabriel—The gorgeous, mysterious stranger who occasionally shows up out of the blue to rescue Brooklyn—and others—from danger. Brooklyn first met Gabriel when he saved her life in a noodle shop on Fillmore Street. Was it coincidence, kismet, or part of a larger plan? Is he a thief or a hero? Perhaps a bit of both, but he's so dashing that most women can't resist his charms.


 

 

Ian McCullough—Head Curator of the Covington Library and an old college friend of Brooklyn's brother Austin—and Brooklyn's ex-fiancé.


 

 

Minka LaBoeuf—Brooklyn's nemesis. She competes with Brooklyn for everything and flatters herself that she's an accomplished bookbinder. But she's not. As Brooklyn would say, Minka is like the bubonic plague to books.


 

 

Vinnie (Vinamra) Patel and Suzie Stein—Brooklyn's favorite neighbors, Vinnie and Suzie are burl wood artists—or lesbians with chainsaws, as they like to call themselves. Because the neighbors work in their loft, they like to go out to dinner every night and love bringing home leftovers for their favorite neighbor, Brooklyn. Brooklyn reciprocates by playing the occasional cat sitter for their two beloved felines, Pookie and Splinters.


 

 

Jeremy and Sergio—Brooklyn's fun neighbors in the building, Jeremy is a hairdresser and performance artist and Sergio is a top chef in town.


 

 

Lisa and Henry Chung and children—Brooklyn's newest neighbors are originally from China. Their youngest son, six-year-old Tyler, has a crush on Brooklyn.


 

 

Austin Wainwright—Brooklyn's oldest brother, he runs the winery in Dharma. Robin has been in love with Austin since third grade.


 

 

Jackson Wainwright—Second oldest brother, he's in charge of the vineyards in Dharma, but so far, little else is known about Jackson.


 

 

Savannah Wainwright—She used to work at the winery in Dharma but moved to a farm in Point Reyes where she grew organic arugula to sell at the farmers' markets in the Bay Area. Recently, Savannah shaved her head (it suits her) and moved back to Dharma to open a gourmet vegetarian restaurant called Arugula.


 

 

China Wainwright—Brooklyn's closest sister in age and temperament, China lives in Dharma, owns Warped, a knitting and fabric shop on the Lane. (Shakespeare Lane, the fashionable street in the center of town where all the best shops and restaurants are located, is currently the hottest destination in the Wine Country).


 

 

London Wainwright—Brooklyn's youngest overachieving sister, London lives a charmed life in Calistoga with her doctor/oenologist husband and twin baby boys.

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Welcome to Brooklyn's world. Help yourself to an Irish coffee or a mocha latte, relax and read all about Brooklyn, her friends and her world. Click on the interactive map and take a tour of Brooklyn's favorite spots in San Francisco for dining, drinking, shopping, reading, strolling—and murder. Among other hot spots, you'll find her favorite fictional library from HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER and the real-life book arts center used as the basis for the fictional Bay Area Book Arts in THE LIES THAT BIND.

 

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Saturday, February 25, 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Conference and multi-author book signing 
Passion and Prose
Westin Long Beach
333 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

Saturday-Sunday, March 10—11
Tucson Festival of Books
Panel: Cozies Need Respect, Too, with Earlene Fowler and Jenn MacKinlay
Panel: How to Keep It Cozy, with Avery Aames, Rebecca Hale, Jenn MacKinlay and Paige Shelton
University of Arizona Tucson campus
Tucson, AZ 85751

Sunday, March 18, 11:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Mystery Authors' Luncheon—panel discussion, book signing and auction
Anaheim Public Library Foundation
Sheraton Park Hotel
Anaheim, CA

Thursday-Sunday, March 29—April 1
Left Coast Crime Conference
Sheraton Grand Hotel
Sacramento, CA

Friday-Sunday, April 27—29
Malice Domestic 24 Convention
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Bethesda, MD

Monday, May 2, 2:00 p.m.
Allegheny County Library Association Tea
Oakmont Library
Oakmont, PA

Monday, April 30, 4:00 p.m.
Book signing and chat with multiple authors
Festival of Mystery
Theotokus Greek Orthodox Church Hall
12 Washington Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139

Wednesday-Sunday, July 25—28
Romance Writers of American Conference
Literacy Book Signing, Wednesday, July 25, 5:30 p.m.
Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Anaheim, CA

Tuesday, August 7
PERIL IN PAPERBACK release date!
Book #6 in the Bibliophile Mystery series

 

Check out Kate's romance novels, too!

 

An Innocent in Paradise (Harlequin Desire #2129) 

How to Seduce a Billionaire 

Sweet Surrender, Baby Surprise 

The Millionaire Meets His Match (Silhouette Desire #2023)     

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Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile Series #1)  

 

HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER 
New York Times Bestseller!

 

Homicide in Hardcover

Murder is always a bestseller.

Brooklyn Wainwright is a skilled surgeon. Sure, her patients might smell like mold and have spines made of leather, but no ailing book is going to die on her watch. The same can't be said of Abraham Karastovsky, Brooklyn's friend and former employer.

On the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration, Brooklyn finds her mentor lying in a pool of his own blood. With his final breath Abraham leaves Brooklyn with a cryptic message, "Remember the Devil," and gives her a priceless—and supposedly cursed—copy of Goethe'sFaust for safe-keeping.

Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to Derek Stone, the humorless—and annoyingly attractive—British security agent who found her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice and save her own life...

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If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Series #2)  

 

IF BOOKS COULD KILL 
New York Times Bestseller!

If Books Could Kill

 

A haunted city, a forbidden masterpiece, and a deadly threat are all in a day's work in the life of this brilliant bookbinder....

 

Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is happy to be attending the world-renowned Edinburgh Book Fair. But then her ex, Kyle McVee, shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history—and humiliate the beloved British monarchy.

Trying to get Kyle's story out of her mind, Brooklyn takes a nighttime tour of the city. Unfortunately, the first landmark contains a real dead body—Kyle's. The police are convinced Brooklyn's the culprit, but with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn's conducting her own investigation. Before she can crack the case, she'll have to find out if the motive for murder was a 200-year-old secret—or something much more personal...

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The Lies That Bind (Bibliophile Series #3)  

 

THE LIES THAT BIND 
New York Times Bestseller!

The Lies That Bind

 

One bookbinder. One bully. One beau. Looks like someone has got to go...

 

When it comes to rare books and antiquities, Brooklyn Wainwright is a master. Which is why she's returned home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class at Bay Area Book Arts. Unfortunately, BABA director Layla Fontaine is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lords over her subordinates. With the help of her beau, British security officer Derek Stone, Brooklyn manages to put up a brave face and endure.

Unfortunately, someone else is not so forgiving. Layla is found dead of a gunshot wound, and Brooklyn is bound and determined to investigate. But when Layla's past ends up intertwined with Derek's, Brooklyn realizes that the case is much more personal than she thought—and that the killer might want to close the book on her for good.

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Murder under Cover (Bibliophile Series #4)  

 

MURDER UNDER COVER 
New York Times Bestseller!

Murder Under Cover

 

With her latest project, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright expects some exciting developments under the cover.

 

When she receives an exquisite copy of the Kama Sutra from her best friend, Robin, to appraise and restore, Brooklyn Wainwright anticipates re-creating a beautiful book and spicing up her love life. But before Brooklyn can get started, Robin winds up in big trouble: Her apartment is ransacked, and the great guy she recently met lies murdered in her bed. Now Robin is the number one suspect.

Luckily, Brooklyn's boyfriend, British security expert Derek Stone, has moved to San Francisco and is ready to help. And not a moment too soon, because Brooklyn's own apartment is found thoroughly searched. To make matters worse, a bleeding Russian stranger barges in, and the earlier victim is identified as Ukrainian, making it clear to Brooklyn that she's involved in an international conspiracy. Obviously, exploring the Kama Sutra's bliss will have to wait untilafter Brooklyn finds the killer....

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One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Series #5)  

 

ONE BOOK IN THE GRAVE 
Now Available!

One Book in the Grave

 

There may be grave consequences for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright as she attempts to solve two murders tied to one book...

 

Brooklyn's chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beastseems a fairytale come true—until she realizes the book last belonged to an old friend of hers. Ten years ago, Max Adams, a renowned, brawny papermaker, fell in love with a stunning beauty, Emily, and gave her the copy of Beauty and the Beast as a symbol of their love. Soon afterward, he died in a car crash, and Brooklyn has always suspected his possessive ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau.

Now she decides to find out who sold the book and return it to its rightful owner—Emily. She believes a rare book dealer can assist her, but when she arrives at his shop, she finds him murdered. Is it possible the same couple who may have killed Daniel is now after his edition of Beauty and the Beast? With the help of her handsome boyfriend, Derek Stone, Brooklyn must unravel the murder plot—before she ends up in a plot herself...

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Pages of Sin (Bibliophile Series #7) (An eSpecial from New American Library)  

 

One Book in the Grave

 

PAGES OF SIN
A Bibliophile Mystery e-novella!
Now Available!

 

A box of old books contains hints of sordid secrets ...

 

After Wanda Frawley's tragic suicide, rare book restoration expert Brooklyn receives a box of Wanda's old books—including a copy of Pride and Prejudice that contains a very interesting letter addressed to the deceased's spouse. In it, Wanda's sister professes her love for Wanda's husband... and soon, other pieces of correspondence are discovered between the covers, hinting at sordid secrets—and, perhaps, murder....

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Ditto. A very warm welcome, Kate.

I was fortunate enough to attend the "Cupcake Cozy" event at a mystery bookstore in Scottsdale in 2011, and got to get your signature on my copy of Murder Under Cover. That was a fun event! I'm looking forward to finding out what Brooklyn's latest adventure is going to be! I'm hoping you'll have a return visit to Scottsdale, but looking at your current tour schedule, it doesn't look as though that is going to happen this spring, at least. Hope to catch you on your next visit!

 

I do have a couple of questions for you, since I was just admiring the covers of your books.

1. Who is the artist who does the cover work for your books? Could you tell us a bit about how the artwork is chosen for your books?

2. Love the titles for your books! Do you make those up, or does your editor/staff choose them for you after having read your latest manuscript? Do you ever think up a title before you begin writing, or does that come to you during, or after, you've completed the book?

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Ditto. A very warm welcome, Kate.

I was fortunate enough to attend the "Cupcake Cozy" event at a mystery bookstore in Scottsdale in 2011, and got to get your signature on my copy of Murder Under Cover. That was a fun event! I'm looking forward to finding out what Brooklyn's latest adventure is going to be! I'm hoping you'll have a return visit to Scottsdale, but looking at your current tour schedule, it doesn't look as though that is going to happen this spring, at least. Hope to catch you on your next visit!

 

I do have a couple of questions for you, since I was just admiring the covers of your books.

1. Who is the artist who does the cover work for your books? Could you tell us a bit about how the artwork is chosen for your books?

2. Love the titles for your books! Do you make those up, or does your editor/staff choose them for you after having read your latest manuscript? Do you ever think up a title before you begin writing, or does that come to you during, or after, you've completed the book?


Fricka - These are great questions - isn't the artwork on Kate's covers gorgeous?

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Kate - I'm excited this series is doing so well! It doesn't seem that long ago that we celebrated the release of book one in the series.

 

I bought your new release for Nook but haven't read it yet. What inspired you to write PAGES OF SIN? Can you tell us a little bit about it?

 

Pages of Sin (Bibliophile Series #7) (An eSpecial from New American Library)  

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I have read Kate's latest paperback, and I was excited to notice (I think it was page 174) a mention of something book-related we talked about here when Kate visited last time. What fun!

 

One Book in the Grave (Bibliophile Series #5)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story features a rare edition of Beauty and the Beast - I was so intrigued by it I looked up some old covers. I thought you all might like to see a few of them.

 

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Sorry, I could only fit one image. Here's more:

 


 


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Just a reminder that this is a party - Kate and Avery are friends, so this is a joint effort. I gave them each their own thread so I could give them individual introductions - be sure to stop in at both threads!