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Kate Carlisle is the author of the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder.

Kate grew up in a big family near the beach in Southern California. She spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows. She also studied acting and singing. Kate spends most of her time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect hero husband.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Romance
Kate Carlisle recommends
Night of the Living Dandelion (2011)
(Flower Shop Mystery, book 11)
Kate Collins
"One of my favorite mystery series."
Lost and Fondue (2011)
(Cheese Shop Mystery, book 2)
Avery Aames
"A tasty morsel of a mystery."
Book, Line and Sinker (2012)
(Library Lover's Mystery, book 3)
Jenn McKinlay
"[An] appealing new mystery series."
Easter Bunny Murder (2013)
(Lucy Stone Mystery, book 19)
Leslie Meier
"Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend."
Final Sentence (2013)
(Cookbook Nook Mystery, book 1)
Daryl Wood Gerber
"[A] delectable page turner with a tasty mix of characters, crime, and cookbooks."
Murder, She Barked (2013)
(Paws and Claws Mystery, book 1)
Krista Davis
"Wagtail Mountain will appeal to animal lovers and mystery lovers, alike."
The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala (2016)
(Book Club Mystery, book 3)
Laura DiSilverio
"[An] appealingly clever protagonist."
Feliz Navidead (2016)
(Santa Fe Cafe Mystery, book 3)
Ann Myers
"Delectable, well-potted mystery..."
Masking for Trouble (2016)
(Costume Shop Mystery, book 2)
Diane Vallere
"Margo Tamblyn (is) the newest, savviest, smartest heroine to join the cozy mystery world."
Elementary, She Read (2017)
(Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, book 1)
Vicki Delany
"Vicki Delany is one of my favorite mystery authors and with Elementary, She Read, she has outdone herself. This first book in her intriguing new series features Gemma Doyle, a wonderfully appealing protagonist who runs the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, where delightfully quirky characters and fascinating old books flourish. I loved everything about this story! The Cape Cod setting was enchanting and the intricate mystery kept me turning pages late into the night. Easily one of the best new mystery series on the market."
Dead in the Water (2017)
(Welcome Back to Scumble River, book 1)
Denise Swanson
"Rejoice, Scumble River fans! Skye and Wally and the whole gang are back-and Denise Swanson proves once again that she is among the top writers of the genre. With more twists and turns than a tornado-a real tornado!-Dead in the Water is fast-paced and fun, with a smart, savvy protagonist, some truly sinister villains, a suspenseful plot, and a delightfully satisfying ending. I can't wait to visit Scumble River again!"
Death on Tap (2017)
(Sloan Krause, book 1)
Ellie Alexander
"A charming new series featuring Sloan Krause, a clever protagonist and a talented brewer whose knowledge of the science and art of brewing beer is both fascinating and fun. The cozy village and the quirky characters who inhabit it are a delight, and the intriguing mystery will keep readers enthralled to the very end."
Death of a Russian Doll (2018)
(Vintage Toyshop Mystery, book 3)
Barbara Early
Murder Once Removed (2019)
(Ancestry Detective, book 1)
S C Perkins
"For mystery lovers of any generation, S.C. Perkins has penned a captivating new series that is equal parts dangerous and delightful, witty and well-plotted. Murder Once Removed has it all: a plucky heroine, effortless prose, and a healthy dose of Southern Charm, along with fascinating genealogical details, wonderful characters, and a multi-generational crime to solve. This is cozy crime fiction at its finest."
The Bodies in the Library (2019)
(First Edition Library Mystery, book 1)
Marty Wingate
"Cozy Mystery fans, rejoice! The Bodies in the Library is the first in a fresh and lovely new mystery series by Marty Wingate that checks off some of my favorite boxes: a library of rare mystery novels; a setting steeped in history; lots of intriguing characters; and a valiant cat named Bunter. The plot gently unfolds as our spunky protagonist gathers clues--with a little help from Dame Agatha and a benevolent ghost--in order to solve a rather coldblooded murder that kept me turning pages and guessing to the very end."
Death at High Tide (2020)
(Island Sisters Mystery, book 1)
Hannah Dennison
"A delightful new mystery series featuring a truly unique setting, wonderfully eccentric characters, a thoroughly intriguing plot, and the most fascinating cat in the world. Do not miss this fast-paced, funny, and charming mystery from a true master of the genre!"
Murder, She Edited (2021)
(Deadly Edits, book 4)
Kaitlyn Dunnett
"Kaitlyn Dunnett is such a good writer-One of my favorites!."
A Killing in Costumes (2022)
(Hollywood Treasures Mystery, book 1)
Zac Bissonnette
"Mystery lovers, rejoice! A Killing in Costumes is the first in a dazzling new mystery series that hits all the high notes: a charming, sunny setting; clever characters that captivate; fascinating details of old Hollywood glitz and glamour; and an intriguing plot that will keep you guessing to the very end. With effortless prose and laugh-out-loud banter, Zac Bissonnette has penned the absolute must-have mystery of the season. You will love-love-love A Killing in Costumes!"

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