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Peril in Paperback

Peril in Paperback

6th Bibliophile Mystery

How to become the life of the party?
First, survive the celebration...

Rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbor Suzie's Aunt Grace. A retired founder of a major video games corporation, Grace is a larger-than-life character who's turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a fun house, full of everything from pinball machines and giant props to secret passageways and trap doors. Brooklyn is most excited to catalog Grace's extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction.

Part of the fun involves a séance, 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. Brooklyn suspects the key to the killer's identity may lie in the roman á clef Grace has written about her life. With Grace in great peril, "must-read" takes on a whole new meaning, as Brooklyn tries to stop a murderer who's through playing around...

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"An engaging whodunit in which the mansion steals the show."
   —Gumshoe Review

"Fun mystery in a fun house. . . grabbed my attention from the beginning and never let go."
   —Fresh Fiction

"If you're a fan of the traditional English house-party mysteries, you'll want to read Kate Carlisle's homage to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. . . such a fun story."
   —Lesa's Book Critiques

"The plot is solid cozy mystery fare with being stranded by snow until the murderer can be caught. . . The climax was a good romp. . . Excellent—Loved it!"
   —Mysteries and My Musing

Signet, Paperback, August 2012, ISBN: 978-0451237620