Monday, May 25, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle

 Title: The Book Stops Here
 Author: Kate Carlisle
 Series: Book 8 A Bibliophile Mystery
 Publisher: The Penguin Group
 Genre: Cozy Mystery
 Rating: 3.75 Stars
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Reviewed by: Marlene


 Brooklyn Wainwright is a young book binder who finds herself temporarily hosting segments for book appraising on a show called This Old Attic, while they are taping in San Francisco. She lives with her Security Firm owner boyfriend Derek in a loft with the new addition of a nameless kitten (Don't worry she gets a name by the end of the story). While Brooklyn finds herself enjoying her short live TV gig and making new friends, it comes to light that one of the books she appraised my not have been obtained honestly. This sets off a chain of events that lead to a murder and confusion as not only is Brooklyn dodging this murderer but the host of the show is also being stalked, depending on who's point of view your taking.

His, the host Randolph or his producer telling him he's just paranoid. Soon both cases become so intertwined it is hard to tell which attack is made for whom. As she sets off on her own investigation of the book, instinctively knowing that the murderer must be some how linked to it. Brooklyn starts researching the book and author. With her help of her friend Ian from the Covington Library she is soon in touch with Edward Strathmore who gives her a unique perspective on the original owner of the book. The characters in the book were well written and likable.

 I especially liked Alex, Suzie and Vinnie and hope they make more appearances in the future books. And who doesn't love the dodding white knight of a boyfriend Derek but personally I think he should have been teaching his girlfriend some defense moves before a next door neighbor. As for Brooklyn, she seems like a nice friend to have but I personally couldn't relate with her, I'm more of an Alex girl till you get to her WIC but you'll see what I mean. The flow of the story was gradual but it made for a nice dramatic climb to the truth. I liked how the pieces came together and how it was resolved......Especially with Minka! You should also try reading Kate Carlisle's series The Fixer-Upper Mysteries. I love that series, I have read both books and a patiently waiting for a third. That series is the reason why I decided to give this series a try and I wasn't disappointed.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for review.This did not influence my thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are my own.

Author Kate Carlisle Online: http://www.katecarlisle.com/
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 Giveaway is open to US Residents only.

 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST May 26

 Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your (SPAM FOLDER)

52 comments:

  1. I would love to read this book. Thank you for this drawing. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  2. Sounds great! Would love it! robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

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  3. "The Book...?" I love how Cozies play with the titles! kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Titles are one of my favorite things about cozies, Kathleen! My next Bibliophile Mystery is RIPPED FROM THE PAGES (June 2), and my third Fixer-Upper Mystery in November is titled CROWNED AND MOLDERING. LOL Makes me smile every time!

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  4. What a great job that would be!
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  5. Sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  6. I love the background of her series and I would love to win this. Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway...
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  7. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  8. Great series! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  9. Sounds like a fun cozy; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  10. This book is on my TBR list! It sounds delightful, and the cover is gorgeous. Thank you for a chance to win.
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    1. That kitten on the cover is so sweet, isn't it? It appears again on the cover of Bibliophile Mystery 9, RIPPED FROM THE PAGES.

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  11. An other wonderful series I am hoping to get started soon. Thank you for the chance. :-)

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  12. Thanks for introducing me to a new series. I will check this out!

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  13. Already on my wish list!
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  14. I love this series and Brooklyn! afarage@earthlink. Net

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    1. Thank you, Alicia! So glad you love Brooklyn. I do, too, and I hope to write many more adventures for her.

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  15. I've enjoyed this series and looking forward to reading the next insntallment.
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  16. I love this series and always look forward to the next one. Thanks for chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  17. I have enjoyed the first four. gillian.pilcher@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Gillian! That's so good to hear. :)

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  18. Would love a copy. Thanks for the contest!
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  19. Sounds like another great book in this series!
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  21. I love reading the cozy mysteries. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance :) darholley1 (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. Sounds great!! jawdance@yahoo.com

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  23. Thank you so much for giving the chance to win one your books. Wish me LUCK...

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  24. Thank you for the chance to win this book I would love to read it
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  25. Sounds like an exciting read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  26. Past experience with reading this series makes me so anxious to acquire the latest book in Kate's series. That was a nice review that you gave and it is well deserved too.
    I would love to be included in the list of hopefuls for book 8. Thank you so much.
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    Cynthia
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  27. I love the storyline and am anxious to see how it ends. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. ruthmazur46@gmail.com - Ruth Lyons Mazur

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  28. When I see it's a cozy I know it will be good and this one seems to be no exception.Thanks for the chance to win vernagass@gmail.com

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  29. I would love a copy of this book! hewettjo@yahoo.com

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  30. Old books are such a treasure---I'd like to win this cozy. Thanks for the contest.
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  31. I've loved and read all the Brooklyn Wainwright books, they are a great read. Would love to read this one also. elaineneel@aol.com

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  32. Thank you for the opportunity
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  33. I love this series and definitely want to read the new on. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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  34. Happy Memorial Day!!
    Love this cover. Would love to win.
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  35. Great series. Feature is wonderful. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. This book would be enjoyable. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Wow, so many nice comments! Thank you for hosting me here today, and for sharing your thoughts about THE BOOK STOPS HERE. <3 I hope you'll enjoy its follow-up, RIPPED FROM THE PAGES, which will be out in hardcover and ebook on June 2. (Next week! Squeee!!!)

    I'm also thrilled to hear that you love the Fixer-Upper Mysteries. It's a dream come true to write two ongoing mystery series. :)

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    1. Your welcome, My co-reviewer, Marlene reviewed The book stops here but I will be reviewing Ripped from the pages with a giveaway June 5th. My Co reviewer will also be reviewing the next in the fixer-upper mysteries too. I happen to love the bibliophile mysteries too.

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  38. This sounds like a cozy read :)

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  39. this is my favorite series, can't wait to read, thanks for letting me enter to win, lilflynracer @ msn.com

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  41. I love this series.

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win! betty6931@fuse.net

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win! betty6931@fuse.net

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