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Ripped from the Pages

Ripped from the Pages, June 2015
Bibliophile Mystery #9
by Kate Carlisle

Featuring: Brooklyn Wainwright
336 pages
ISBN: 0451416007
EAN: 9780451416001
Kindle: B00OQRL5J8
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Solving a 70 year old mystery is hard enough without adding a fresh dead body to the mix."

Fresh Fiction Review

Ripped from the Pages
Kate Carlisle

Reviewed by Rosie B
Posted May 31, 2015

Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Mystery Cozy | Mystery

With their apartment in San Francisco being remodeled, Brooklyn Wainwright and Derek Stone have temporarily relocated next door to Brooklyn's parents in Northern California. Looking forward to a few months of wine country bliss, Brooklyn is excited to attend an excavation of a cave in Dharma. When a secret room is discovered shortly after the digging starts, more surprising than the priceless paintings and various treasures founds in the air-tight room is the body that looks like it had just died a few hours ago.

Thanks to a search of the dead man's belonging, the town quickly discovers his identity and Guru Bob, the leader of the commune in Dharma, reveals that the man was friend's with Guru Bob's grandfather, Anton. Brooklyn also discovers a map which leads her to an even bigger treasure that was brought over by the French during the time the Nazi's were invading France. As word quickly spreads of the incredible treasure found with a mummified body, Dharma is overrun with reporters, gawkers and one truly annoying art appraiser.

While the town comes together to get the treasure back to those it rightfully belongs to, Brooklyn is on a mission to find out whether or not Anton was trying to protect the treasure or steal it for himself. The sins of the past quickly catch up with the future however and a new murder rocks the town of Dharma. With so many mysteries to solve, Brooklyn needs to rally everyone before her mystery solving days come to an end.

RIPPED FROM THE PAGES, book nine of Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile Mystery series, takes us out of San Francisco and into wine country for not one but two murders. Getting to visit Brooklyn's quirky family is always a delight so I was thrilled to find out the entire book takes place in Dharma. I love the combination of the mystery from the past intertwined with a mystery in the present. One of the things I really appreciate and feel that keeps the series fresh is that Carlisle doesn't always make Brooklyn the centre of every murder she stumbles onto. While she may be the amateur sleuth who figures out who-done-it at the end, Carlisle allows other characters to become central to the murders.

Without giving anything away, I will say the ending of the book will have you screaming, "Noooooooooo," while you shake the book, hoping to etch-a-sketch a few more words onto the page. As always, a stellar book from an amazing author. RIPPED FROM THE PAGES is another suspenseful and humorous mystery full of quirky characters that you'll want to visit again and again, and the best thing is, you'll keep guessing about the murderer until the very end and love every page of it.

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When book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright temporarily relocates to her parents’ place in Northern California, she finds that wooden barrels aren’t the only things buried in the wine caves of Sonoma….

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. Hidden in the book is a secret map that unveils an even greater hoard of treasures brought to California by French winemakers fleeing the Nazi invasion with the commune leader’s grandfather, Anton, among them.

As reporters and art appraisers flock to Sonoma to see the precious bounty, questions begin to rise—did Anton hide these items to protect them, or did he steal them for himself? Who is the mysterious man left for dead inside the cave? But not all crime is buried in the past. When a new presence threatens the town’s peace, Brooklyn decides to do a little excavating of her own and solve the mystery of the treasure before anyone else is written off.…

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