From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Book Stops Here" book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright visits California Wine Country where she uncovers murder and intrigue . . . While Brooklyn has temporarily relocated to her parents place in Sonoma, she attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under their commune. A room is unearthed, revealing artwork, rare books, cases of wine, 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" containing a secret treasure map. Word of the explosive find draws in reporters, art appraisers, and questions. After a new presence threatens the town's peace, it's clear that not all crime is buried in the past. So Brooklyn decides to do a little excavating of her own and solve the mystery of the treasure before anyone else is written off. . . .
About the Author
A native Californian, "New York Times" bestselling author Kate Carlisle worked in television for many years before turning to writing. A lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries featuring Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery, and murder. She is also the author of the Fixer-Upper Mysteries.