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During reading a book recommended to me by a friend A Cookbook Conspiracy. 

My friend thought that I would like the detailed description of the bookbinding. She was correct, I found the details fascinating and so here I am looking at bookbinding. The author is Kate Carlisle following is an extract from her website. I do recommend her books having a mix of Miss Marple and Inspector Poirot. It is an easy read with humor, and having a wonderful flow that captures you and whisks you off into another world, that makes you wish you where there with out the murders of coarse.

 Here is an extract from the above book given to me to read, it wonderfully describes a book Brooklyn Wainwright bookbinder is examining that is in need of repair.


All About Kate

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New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle is a native Californian who worked in television production for many years before turning to writing. It was a lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding that led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder. Her first book, Homicide in Hardcover, debuted in February 2010, followed by If Books Could KillThe Lies That BindMurder Under CoverOne Book in the GravePeril in PaperbackA Cookbook ConspiracyThe Book Stops Here, and Ripped from the Pages. She also wrote a Bibliophile e-novella, Pages of Sin, available in e-format only.

With the publication of A High-End Finish in November 2014, Kate launched the Fixer-Upper Mysteries featuring building contractor Shannon Hammer, who specializes in Victorian home renovation and repair. The series is set in Lighthouse Cove, a seemingly idyllic town with many dark secrets hiding under its floorboards. This Old Homicide and Crowned and Moldering continue the series.

Kate has also written romance for Harlequin Desire, beginning with The Millionaire Meets His Match, the first book of the Duke Brothers trilogy. An Innocent in Paradise was selected by Japanese readers as one of the top ten romances for the second half of 2014.

Kate’s television credits include numerous game shows, music videos, concerts, and variety shows, including The Midnight SpecialSolid Gold and The Gong Show. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show, most notably as a member of the girl group, The Whispers. They didn’t sing, exactly, but spit water on the host of the show.

Kate also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction. It seemed the safest way to kill off her professors. Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect hero husband.

Kate is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She is the proud recipient of the Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier awards, and her first Bibliophile Mystery received a Best First Mystery nomination from RT Book Review. Kate loves to travel and read and drink good wine and watch other people cook.

Despite the appearance of overnight success, Kate’s dream of publication took many, many years to fulfill. If you’re wondering why, here’s the real scoop.

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