Ripped from the Pages by Kate Carlisle
There is no shortage of unlocking the secrets to many mysteries that this book beholds. The characters are what make Ripped From the Pages the dynamic mystery it was along with the entire Bibliophile Mystery Series.
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. As reporters and art appraisers flock to Sonoma to see the precious bounty, questions begin to rise.
But not all crime is buried in the past. When a new presence threatens the town’s peace, Brooklyn decides to do a little excavating of her own…
Review by Lisa K’s Book Reviews:
RIPPED FROM THE PAGES was simply a wonderful book. Author Kate Carlisle has done another fantastic job of penning an edge of your comfy reading chair mystery. Brava!
I really enjoyed the excavation and discovery of the hidden room with all the amazing treasures including, but certainly not limited to, rare books. It’s the sort of place many of us would love to discover, with the exception of the body. Who am I kidding, that would be pretty exciting too, wouldn’t it? Ms. Carlisle’s descriptions of the room were so vivid I could see it as I read. It was so easy to picture myself in the center of it all. My mind began working right away on who the body was, how it got there, and who was responsible.
The characters in the series are so easy to connect to and are a lot of fun to read. As always, it was a delight to spend time with them. Brooklyn’s (the lead character) mom is a hoot. I thought my Mom could be ornery, but this lady is a real handful!
Filled with tons of twists and turns, this was a thrilling read that culminated in a satisfying reveal. If you’re a fan of the Bibliophile Mystery series, you are going to love this installment! If you haven’t read the series, you can start with this book and not feel too lost. It will however make you want to go back and start the series from the beginning.
If you’re looking for a great weekend read, you are going to want to pick up a copy of RIPPED FROM THE PAGES.
Review by A Cozy Girl:
There is no shortage of unlocking the secrets to many mysteries that this book beholds. The characters are what make Ripped From the Pages the dynamic mystery it was along with the entire Bibliophile Mystery Series. The detailed history of the characters in this story although fictional make this book so interesting and captivating as each page is turned.
The allure of the book and the printed page has always mesmerized bookbinder, Brooklyn Wainwright, it is her life’s passion. It surely entices all of her senses. Brooklyn and her handsome British boyfriend who was in charge of the security of the worlds most valuable art pieces who now owns a security company to do just that moves in next door temporarily to Brooklyn’s parents who live on a commune California.
All the members at the commune are building a thriving community complete with a vineyard and a winery that Brooklyn’s family is helping to run. There’s anticipation in the air when there is to be a excavation of a storage cave to make room for a wine tasting area within the cave but when they start and break through they discover they have to break through a man made concrete wall.
While they let Brooklyn take a quick peak she discovers a dead body inside along with a treasure trove of various finds and with the mans possessions that they soon discovered was murdered was a first edition of Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. Of coarse Brooklyn thinks the book can unlock the mystery to the murdered man and the lost possessions within the cave with the secret map found inside and with the connection to Guru Bob the leader of the commune Brooklyn wants to do her own digging to unlock a age old mystery.
Brooklyn’s passion for books and the printed page holds no bounds and that is how I relate to her. We both have a passion for books. She is one of my favorite characters from a cozy mystery series for that reason alone that and the fact that is always up for unlocking mysteries, crime fighting and finding the killers before the police do. It also helps that there’s a handsome British man named Derek at Brooklyn’s side. I love a British man and imagining how he would sound when he calls Brooklyn Love makes me weak in knees and imagining Gabriel does not hurt either.
Guru Bob’s family history of his family fleeing France from the Nazi Invasion was sad but at the same time interesting and it drew me so much further into the story while Brooklyn was trying to find the key to the mystery. This mystery is perfect for the book lover and a treasure and history lover those were the reasons it was so great.