It's a recipe for disaster when bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is asked to restore an antique cookbook in this novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Brooklyn's sister Savannah and her former culinary school classmates all became successful chefs, especially Savannah's ex-boyfriend Baxter Cromwell, who went on to culinary superstardom. When he invites the old gang to the gala opening of his new restaurant in San Francisco, Savannah asks Brooklyn to restore a rare antique cookbook as a present for him. The night they all gather, Baxter is found dead, the cookbook has disappeared, and Savannah becomes the suspect du jour. But Brooklyn knows her sister is innocent, and there are plenty of old grudges simmering among this backstabbing bunch. Now she'll have to turn up the heat on the investigation before Chef Savannah finds herself slinging hash in a prison cafeteria.
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 featuring small-town girl Shannon Hammer, a building contractor specializing in home restoration.
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Bibliophile Mystery Series
“A delicious, twisty tale, it features food, friends, fiends.…Don’t miss it!”—Julie Hyzy, New York Times Bestselling Author of the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor House Mysteries
“Suspenseful, intelligent mysteries with a sense of humor.…Kate Carlisle never fails to make me laugh, even as she has me turning the pages to see what’s going to happen next.”—Miranda James, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries
“A terrific read…great fun all around.”—Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Fun and funny…delightful.”—Lorna Barrett, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Booktown Mystery Series
“A fun, fast-paced mystery that is laugh-out-loud funny. Even better, it keeps you guessing to the very end.” –Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author of Halfway There
“Carlisle’s story is captivating, and she peoples it with a cast of eccentrics. Books seldom kill, of course, but this one could murder an early bedtime.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Another superb entry… Quirky characters and an intriguing cookbook with a fabulous history add to the fun. Highly entertaining.” —Carolyn Hart, Author of the Death on Demand Mysteries