We’re celebrating the upcoming release of my third Food Lovers’ Village mystery, BUTTER OFF DEAD (July 7—save the suspense and pre-order it now!), with a glimpse of some of your favorite authors’ prized collections.
Today, we get a glimpse of one of those unintended collections with Kate Carlisle, author of the Bibliophile Mysteries—her newest paperback is THE BOOK STOPS HERE (I read it last winter and it’s terrific!) and RIPPED FROM THE PAGES will be out in hardcover June 2. Her new series is the Fixer-Upper Mysteries, starting with HIGH-END FINISH and THIS OLD HOMICIDE.
“Boy, is Leslie ever right when she says “Collecting can be murder!” While my collections haven’t led to homicide (yet), they’ve gotten seriously out of hand. Okay, you total get why I collect old books, right? After all, I write the Bibliophile Mysteries. But the beavers? My protagonist, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright, would advise me to keep my book collection away from beavers, but somehow, I wound up collecting both. There’s a story behind the beavers, and I’m sure many of you can relate. Once upon a time, I told a friend I thought beavers were cute. Shortly thereafter, she saw a beaver tchotchke and gave it to me as a joke. Another friend saw it, didn’t realize it was a joke, and gave me a second. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…
And there you go… beavers and books. Natural enemies.
The moral of the story? If you think something is cute, keep it to yourself!”
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