Peril in Paperback:
A Bibliophile Mystery
6th in Series
Obsidian (August 7, 2012)
Published by New American Library
A Division of The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book File Size: 683 KB
How to become the life of the party? First, survive the celebration…
Rare books and antiquities expert Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbor Suzie’s aunt Grace. A retired founder of a major video game corporation, Grace is a larger-than-life character who’s turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a fun house, full of everything from pinball machines and giant props to secret passageways and trap doors. Brooklyn is most excited to catalog Grace’s extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction.
Part of the fun involves a séance, but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead, poisoned by a cocktail intended for Grace. It seems someone is determined to turn Grace’s playful palatial estate into a house of horrors. Brooklyn suspects the key to the killer’s identity may lie in the roman á clef Grace has written about her life. With Grace in great peril, “must-read” takes on a whole new meaning, as Brooklyn tries to stop a murderer who’s through playing around…
Grace’s house is amazing! If I had a room like the one Brooklyn stayed in I would never leave!! My kids are all gamers so they would love the entire house and my sports nut hubby would make himself right at home in front of the huge television. Oh if it were only real it would be a fantastic place to visit!!
In addition to our cast of favorites we meet Grace’s “friends” and family. They take quirky or eccentric to a whole new level. A couple are downright mean. Derek is off an assignment and only appears in the last few pages but he makes quite an impact. It also turns out Gabriel knows Grace so he shows up just in time to help Brooklyn deal with another dead body.
This killer wasn’t an easy one to catch, so many suspects and a few secrets too. Add a snowstorm to the mix which keeps the police from responding and you have real mystery on your hands.
I have enjoyed every book in this series and am mad at myself for taking to long to read this one. A Cookbook Conspiracy,the next book in the series hits bookstores a week from today. In fact Kate Carlisle will be my guest on June 6 to tell us all about it!
*This book was from my personal collection.