Collecting Can Be Murder – Kate Carlisle – #bookgiveaway

Kate Books and BeaversWe’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.


Kate ThisOldHomicide_HR (2) - high resToday, we get a glimpse of one of Kate TheBookStopsHere_final 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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Leave a comment on my Facebook page or blog, for a chance to win a signed copy of HIGH-END FINISH. Ruff the Cat will choose a winner at random—check back in the morning to find out!

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Collecting can be murder — two weeks of fun — #bookgiveaway

IMGP2894Collections. We’ve all got ’em, whether we realize it or not. When I was writing the third Food Lovers’ Village Mystery, BUTTER OFF DEAD (July 7, 2015, available for pre-order now), I realized that one of the book’s themes is collections—and what happens when one becomes an obsession. Collecting can be murder.

So I thought it would be fun to ask other writers to share pictures of their collections and tell you how they came about. Starting soon, for the next couple of weeks, I’ll post a new collection and the cover of the author’s latest book on my blog,; the posts will also appear on FB. Leave a comment on the blog or on FB—tell me about your collections, if you’d like—for a chance to win a copy of the featured author’s latest book, many of them signed. Ruff the Cat will pick a winner the next morning, so check back to claim your prize!

As the shelf shows, you’ll have a chance to win books by Catriona McPherson, Cathy Ace, Connie Archer, Kate Carlisle, Sheila Connolly, Kathy Aarons, Vicki Thompson, Susanna Hardy, Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames, Roberta Islieb, and me—and maybe a few more.

We’ll wrap up with a few pictures of my collections and some special Food Lovers’ Village giveaways.

(Hint: if you subscribe to the blog, you’ll receive the posts by email and you won’t have to hunt for them on FB.)

(This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook.)