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Ripped From the Pages (BIBLIOPHILE MYSTERY Book 9) (original 2015; edition 2015)

by Kate Carlisle (Author)

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"Excited to explore the secrets of wine country, Brooklyn attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under her parents' commune--and the findings are explosive. A room is unearthed, and it contains a treasure trove of artwork, rare books, 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. Hidden in the book is a secret map that unveils an even greater hoard of treasures brought to California by French winemakers fleeing the Nazi invasion with the commune leader's grandfather, Anton, among them"--… (more)
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Title:Ripped From the Pages (BIBLIOPHILE MYSTERY Book 9)
Authors:Kate Carlisle (Author)
Info:Berkley (2015), 301 pages
Collections:Public Library
Rating:****
Tags:Mystery, Fiction Food, Cooking, Rare Books, Book Restoration and Binding Sonoma Wine County, Murder, Investigation

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Very pleasant and engaging mystery. For me, the ending was a bit unsatisfying (in that it turned out just how one would expect it to do in real life: independent actions that only looked to be part of a larger, complex plan), and the "bibliophile" angle was minimal. But still, it works very well as the latest (ninth) episode in the evolving storyline of the protagonists. ( )
  dono421846 | Jun 15, 2017 |
It would have been better without all the "I's".... I realize it was all a part of introduction to the character, her family, background, but it was too chatty for my taste..... so, minus 1 star.
The story once I skimmed past all of those wasted pages was fine, even interesting....

Excavating for for a new wine cellar on a Northern California commune a hidden room is uncovered. The inside the room is filled with exquisite antiques and a mummified body with a valise. In the valise is a rare book, inside the book is a treasure map that leads to a hidden room beyond the one where the body was found.

As it turns out, the treasure was that of a village in "safe-keeping" of a family that fled France as Nazi occupation began... When the other families arrived from France to settle & claim their valuables, the one with the knowledge had died and there was no hope of recovery.

With the opening of the buried rooms the local families have hope of regaining their heirlooms, but a murderer is terrorizing the commune. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 8, 2017 |
Brooklyn is back in Darma with Derek. A mystery is found in Guru Bob's backyard and family history. At least Brooklyn knows she is not a detective; she doesn;t seem to work much either........ ( )
  bgknighton | Jun 14, 2016 |
Ripped From The Pages is the ninth book in the A Bibliophile Mystery series.

This is another winner from Kate Carlisle.

Brooklyn and Derek are in Dharma for a couple months while their apartments are being renovated and combined. The family's winery is having some of their storage caves expanded in order to have wine tasting rooms created. As the machinery is making headway in the cave, they come upon a hidden room. Upon looking into the room, Brooklyn and Derek find the body of a man who had been shot some seventy years earlier. Among his possession is a French edition of Journey To The Center Of The Earth and a map to the cave. Also in the this concrete room are valuable furniture, jewels and valuable works of art. As Brooklyn and Derek begin to investigate, it is learned that Guru Bob's grandfather had been boyhood friends with the dead man and the valuables that were in the room, were the valuables of a group of residents of French village about to be overrun by the Nazi's. So they set off to find out why the valuables hadn't been returned and also to find out who had killed and why, the man found in the room.

Another well plotted story from Ms. Carlisle with a very interesting cast of characters. Once again, she skillfully weaves into the story, interesting facts on the restoration of old books.

Will definitely be looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Birds Of A Feather. ( )
  FredYoder | May 4, 2016 |
Brooklyn Wainwright is staying in her California wine-country hometown while the home she shares with the “hot” and “hunky” Derek (as the author reminds us every other page) is being renovated. While excavating a cave workers come upon a secret stash of treasures …. and the body of an unknown murder victim that has been sealed up in the cave for 70 years.

Our heroine is known for finding bodies, but she’s never found one in Dharma, the commune in which she grew up. And she’s devastated for “Guru Bob,” who runs the place and whose ancestors owned the land on which the commune’s winery now stands. It turns out the body was that of a friend of Guru Bob’s grandfather Anton. And the treasures belong to French families in the area whose kin trusted Anton to keep the items safe for them during the Nazi era. Now those items need to be returned to their rightful owners. Guru Bob enlists Brooklyn and Derek, who has a murky past and now runs a high-end security firm.

While Brooklyn and Friends are dealing with an obnoxious appraiser and several pushy reporters, another person is murdered and a relative of Guru Bob is injured. It’s up to Brooklyn, Derek and the “hot” and “hunky” Gabriel, who’s helping them, to figure out what’s going on.

Although I like this series, and have been reading it on and off for years, I find perfect characters like Derek and Gabriel irritating. Hot, hunky, courageous, smart, wealthy, fluent in several languages, an expert on just about everything … and a romantic at heart? Give me a break. I realize that reality is different in the cozy world but every characters needs a few flaws to make them interesting (IMHO). ( )
  NewsieQ | Feb 3, 2016 |
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