Kate Carlisle Hannah Dennison
Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award-winning author Kate Carlisle cites time spent with a vineyard-owning cult leader as one of the contributing detours along her route to becoming an author. After these little side trips, Kate rediscovered her love of writing and began to pursue her craft. The Book Stops Here is the eighth book in Kate’s Bibliophile Mystery Series.
During Hannah Dennison’s early childhood she began creating and telling stories, although her mother called them fibs. Hannah tried a few different careers, including a stint in the Royal Navy, secretary to a Formula One racing Champion, and airline attendant on commercial and private charters. A meeting with Stephen Spielberg prompted Hannah to began to pursue her dreams of writing. Murder at Honeychurch Hall is the first novel in Hannah’s latest mystery series.
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You never know what treasures can be found in someone's attic. Unfortunately for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright, some of them are worth killing for....
Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be appearing on the San Francisco edition of the hit TV show "This Old Attic" as a rare-book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a very valuable first-edition copy of the classic children's story "The Secret Garden," which is owned by a flower vendor named Vera.
Once she hears what her book is worth, Vera is eager to have Brooklyn recondition it for resale. But after the episode airs, a furious man viciously accosts Brooklyn, claiming that Vera found the first edition at his garage sale, and he wants it back--or else. Brooklyn is relieved that she's put "The Secret Garden" in a safe place, but Randolph Rayburn, the handsome host of "This Old Attic," is terrified by the man's threats. He confides in Brooklyn that he fears he is being stalked. He doesn't know who might have targeted him, or why.
In the days that follow, several violent incidents occur on the set, and Brooklyn is almost killed, leaving both her and her security expert boyfriend, Derek, shaken. Is someone after Brooklyn and the book? Or has Randolph's stalker become more desperate? And then Brooklyn visits Vera's flower shop...and discovers her dead. Is the murderer one of the two obvious suspects, or is something more sinister--even bizarre--going on? Brooklyn had better find the clever killer soon or more than her chance at prime time may be canceled...permanently.
Kat Stanford is just days away from starting her dream antique business with her newly widowed mother Iris when she gets a huge shock. Iris has recklessly purchased a dilapidated carriage house at Honeychurch Hall, an isolated country estate located several hundred miles from London.
Yet it seems that Iris isn't the only one with surprises at Honeychurch Hall. Behind the crumbling facade, the inhabitants of the stately mansion are a lively group of eccentrics to be sure--both upstairs and downstairs --and they all have more than their fair share of skeletons in the closet.
When the nanny goes missing, and Vera, the loyal housekeeper ends up dead in the grotto, suspicions abound. Throw in a feisty, octogenarian countess, a precocious seven year old who is obsessed with the famous fighter pilot called Biggles, and a treasure trove of antiques, and there is more than one motive for murder.
As Iris's past comes back to haunt her, Kat realizes she hardly knows her mother at all. A when the bodies start piling up, it is up to Kat to unravel the tangled truth behind the murders at Honeychurch Hall.
There may be grave consequences for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright as she attempts to solve two murders tied to one book...
Brooklyn's chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems a fairy tale come true--until she realizes the book belonged to an old friend of hers. Ten years ago, Max Adams, a brawny renowned papermaker, fell in love with a stunning beauty, Emily, and gave her the copy of Beauty and the Beast as a symbol of their love. Soon afterward, he died in a car crash, and Brooklyn has always suspected his possessive ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau.
Now she decides to find out who sold the book and return it to its rightful owner--Emily. She believes a rare book dealer can assist her, but when she arrives at his shop, she finds him murdered. Is it possible that the same couple who may have killed Max are now after his edition of Beauty and the Beast? With the help of her handsome boyfriend, Derek Stone, Brooklyn must unravel the murder plot--before she ends up in a plot herself....
Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright returns home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class. Unfortunately, the program director Layla Fontaine is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lords over her subordinates. But when Layla is found shot dead, Brooklyn is bound and determined to investigate-even as the killer tries to close the book on her for good.