Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery

By Kate Carlisle

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first within the new bibliophile secret series!

The streets of San Francisco will be coated with hardcovers if infrequent booklet professional Brooklyn Wainwright had her method. And her mentor wouldn’t be mendacity in a pool of his personal blood at the eve of a party for his newest booklet restoration.

along with his ultimate breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and provides her a priceless—and supposedly cursed—copy of Goethe’s Faust for safekeeping.

Brooklyn without notice unearths herself accused of homicide and robbery, because of the humorless—but attractive—British defense officer who unearths her kneeling over the physique. Now she has to learn the clues left in the back of through her mentor if she's going to restoration justice…

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Funds. apart from a beneficiant bequest to his housekeeper and diverse knickknacks to pals plus a couple of infrequent books to Guru Bob, Abraham had left his complete property to me. Me. I acquired all of it. His condominium, his enterprise, his library of books and papers, his portfolio of estate and inventory investments, which, his legal professional hastened to guarantee me, have been vast. The daughter of his middle, he'd referred to as me in his will. After listening to that, i might run throughout the remainder of my packet of tissues. After the desire used to be learn, my father needed to carry me up as we walked outdoors. i used to be in a daze. I needed to get away. i could not visit my family's residence. i did not are looking to seek advice from an individual, specifically Annie. once i would promised my dad i might name while I acquired domestic, I jumped in my automobile and escaped Dharma. I felt responsible leaving yet knew it'll merely worsen if I needed to look at Annie's unhappy eyes and comprehend she used to be thinking about what might've occurred, if purely. If in simple terms her mom hadn't lied. If merely Abraham have been alive. It used to be visible Abraham hadn't had a clue Annie existed till a couple of days ahead of he died. Her identify used to be by no means pointed out within the will. I shook my head as I swung onto the one zero one, nonetheless in surprise over the complete disclosure of Abraham's internet worthy. I knew estate values in Sonoma have been excessive and everybody who'd invested within the commune and Dharma had made cash through the years, due to shrewdpermanent economic making plans via Guru Bob and my dad and some others. certainly, Guru Bob had provided a cosmically right explanation for making sound investments because the more cash one had, the fewer negativity one suffered. possibly that thought did not translate out within the genuine global, yet in Dharma, humans have been beautiful darn satisfied and thankful more often than not. no less than, that used to be the target. yet simply in case they forgot, Guru Bob was once constantly there to remind them to be cheerful, rattling it. So, Abraham was once loaded. Who knew? and that i used to be in a hindrance. What used to be I presupposed to do with Abraham's stuff now that Annie was once within the photo? i'll signal his condominium over to her. i did not want a condominium in Dharma. there has been no loan to fret approximately and Annie could be chuffed to reside there as soon as her mom was once long gone. She may well benefit from the small neighborhood that might envelop her as one among their very own. yet that was once a choice she most likely didn't wish to consider for it slow. It was once an excessive amount of for me to contemplate instantaneously, too. As I hit the bridge, then drove throughout the quickly music lane on the bridge toll plaza, i decided to name a kinfolk assembly subsequent week. My sibs and fogeys may most likely agree that Annie must have Abraham's residence. i'd additionally be able to provide her a few cash or a part of the investments. i did not imagine she'd care approximately Abraham's books or his enterprise up to I did. My brother Jackson, continuously the pragmatic one, could insist that Annie suffer a paternity try. So may the legal professionals. but when a person had a doubt that she and Abraham have been comparable, they would simply need to examine all that hair. The bad woman would wish a piece of Abraham's cash simply to aid the hair items she'd require for the remainder of her existence.

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