One Book in the Grave
By Kate Carlisle
(Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451236128, 291pp.)
Publication Date: February 7, 2012
List Price: $7.99*
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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....
Kate and her husband live near the beach in Southern California where she was born and raised.