The Lies That Bind

The Lies That Bind

Kate Carlisle / Jun 04, 2020

The Lies That Bind Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright returns home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class Unfortunately the program director Layla Fontaine is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lord

  • Title: The Lies That Bind
  • Author: Kate Carlisle
  • ISBN: 9780451231697
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright returns home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class Unfortunately, the program director Layla Fontaine is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lords over her subordinates But when Layla is found shot dead, Brooklyn is bound and determined to investigate even as the killer tries to close the book on her for good.

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      • Kate Carlisle

        Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show She also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction It seemed the safest way to kill off her professors Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect husband.A lifelong love of old books and an appreciation of the art of bookbinding led Kate to create the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder Kate is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America She loves to drink good wine and watch other people cook.Despite the appearance of overnight success, Kate s dream of publication took many, many years to fulfill.


    1. Questa serie mi piace sempre di più! Ci sono ampi riferimenti al restauro di libri, cosa che mi affascina tantissimo, ma purtroppo riesco a capire bene solo un terzo delle spiegazioni al riguardo Il cast dei personaggi è buono e sono sempre curiosa di sapere come si evolverà la vita della protagonista. In questo libro la storia gialla era ben congegnata e la soluzione mi ha colto di sorpresa. Meno male che ho appena iniziato questa serie perché vuol dire che ho ancora tanti libri da leggere [...]

    2. I’m a Kate Carlisle fan despite her series not containing the atmosphere I interpreted from covers: cats and enchanting libraries. Complexity of mysteries and pace gallop ahead of contemporaries. Kate doesn’t write cute subjects into popular backdrops that might pass for mystery. She owns this craft. Her character is likeable, readers know her family well, and there is uniqueness in them and her career; with humour that is uplifting.One aspect I dislike is coveting a group that doesn’t fit [...]

    3. The Lies That Bind4 StarsBook restorer, Brooklyn Wainwright, is caught up in another mystery when the director of the center hosting her class is murdered. The victim, Layla Fontaine, was rude, manipulative and deceitful, so it is no surprise when the suspects start piling up. Nevertheless, Brooklyn is determined to investigate, especially when someone close to her is targeted.A definite improvement on book #2.Brooklyn is a likable heroine although she has one or two questionable moments in this [...]

    4. Ok, I realize that it is my own fault for even purchasing this book but it is far and away one of the WORST books I have ever read. Had I even opened the book and just looked at the names of some of the characters, I would have never bothered to bring it home. I thought I would try a new genre just for fun and so I picked this up. The writing was so incredibly simplistic it was painful, it was tacky, ridiculous and childish. The "murderer" was obvious and the main character was a twit. I am floo [...]

    5. I was prepared to love this series about a bookbinder who seems to attract murder, because I'm an amateur bookbinder myself. However, the characters are pretty one-dimensional and everyone is categorized by how beautiful or attractive they are. Seemed pretty shallow to me, so even though the crime story was mildly interesting, I'm walking away from this series.

    6. Brooklyn Wainwright is the master when it comes to restoring rare and antique books. In this third installment of the series, she is teaching a class on bookbinding at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Book Arts, BABA. The director of the center is a real witch and has recently hired another teacher, a former classmate that Brooklyn absolutely hates, but Brooklyn loves what she does and loves to share it by teaching others, so she decides she can endure their presence for a few weeks.Unfortu [...]

    7. This was a decent installment of Brooklyn Wainwright and her escapades with hunky Derek Stone.I've fallen behind in the series, and while I'm up-to-date with my purchases, I've got a lot of reading to go to catch up to the current book. I'm looking forward to "hanging out" with Brooklyn and Derek and making a few more trips to Dharma to interact with her family. So, the nuts and bolts: the mystery was solid, interesting and while I had an inkling who the killer might be, it still kept me guessin [...]

    8. Reviews Of Unusual Size -Re: Brooklyn Wainwright is teaching a bookbinding class and having lots of internal monologues about her feelings when a co-worker drops dead, another is assaulted and two dreamy men from her past appear. Are any of them connected? Will there be more murders? Did the people in her class pay to take it? Cause if they did, they've gotta be feeling ripped off.Outstanding: The art of bookbinding and repair is vividly detailed and more interesting that I would have guessed. T [...]

    9. More of a 4.5I read this book in 2 sittings as the snow fell outside. This series is really growing on me, I think Brooklyn is growing up a little and coming into her own. I really enjoyed this one and loved the setting of Brooklyn teaching a book binding class. As for the attacks and murders, there seemed to be a lot of possible suspects, but only 2 that really seemed plausible. I suspected the real killer before Brooklyn because (view spoiler)[ Alice's character just seemed so over the top she [...]

    10. The Lies that Bind is the third book in Kate Carlisle’s Bibliophile Mysteries featuring book conserver Brooklyn Wainwright. Almost immediately Carlisle deals with the absurd element of all stories involving amateur sleuths, the ridiculous death toll that surrounds these individuals. In this case it is Brooklyn herself who ponders whether she is a magnet for murder and mayhem when she find her nemesis Minka LaBoeuf bleeding in the hall at the Book Center where they both teach a class. Soon othe [...]

    11. Brooklyn has had some strange things happen to her latelyd of murdering on of her best friends and mentord of murder againnds dead bodiests shot atts kissed by strange handsome mend has been able to work on the finest books ever created. You would think Brooklyn wants a vacation.Wrong. She returns home to set up her bookbinding class and everything seems to fall right back into place.When I mean everything falls back in to place, I mean that Brooklyn has yet again found a dead body. She is invol [...]

    12. I really have enjoyed this series of cozy mysteries. The 4th in the series won't be out until May 2011 but I'll be ready. I love all the great information about bookbinding, but more than that, I love the main character, Brooklyn, who is at once a force to be reckoned with and an absolute hoot at other times. I enjoy her rather unorthodox family and friends. Even her enemy, Minka is entertaining. A really great cozy read in a series I hope to continue following.

    13. I looked forward to this series with great anticipation. I love books, I love mysteries, so this seemed like a perfect combination. Unfortunately, I hated pretty much every character in the entire book. The protagonist, Brooklyn Wainwright, is a real jerk. She's willing to keep her mouth shut about a fake first edition her boss is trying to sell, just so she can keep her job. Everyone else is equally unappealing or obnoxious. I couldn't even finish it.

    14. Really bad. Murder mystery with antiquarian bookbinder and hunky British detective quasiboyfriend at center, which is a cute concept but miserably executed. Unforgivably clunky writing, inauthentic and unbelievable characters, and the protagonist is too stupid to live. (Alerts the killer to her whereabouts by shoving books on a shelf. What are the odds they would all fall on her?)

    15. Poor Brooklyn. She doesn't really find dead bodies wherever she goes. Really. It just seems that way.I'm in love with this series. The books are fast-paced and the bookbinding information is very interesting. I really like the characters that Carlisle has created in this series.

    16. I liked the plot progression in this one, but I have to say our main character Brooklyn really isn't growing very much. Hard to admire a character who keeps her mouth shut about a fake First edition Oliver Twist. Meh.

    17. I knew who the "bad guy" was in this one from the minute they showed up, but it detract from my enjoyment of this book. The characters are what pull me in with these books and that held true with this one, too. Here's wishing Brooklyn & Derek a long, happy & hot sex life!

    18. I absolutely love this series and I thought this book was excellent. Great characters and setting, and the book conservation subject fascinates me enough to look for classes here in Melbourne. Can't wait for the next book!

    19. Somewhere just below 3 stars, I think. I mostly enjoyed The Lines that Bind but was a bit bored at times. Brooklyn is back home in San Francisco, where she's been hired by Layla Fontaine of the Bay Area Books Art Center, also known as BABA, to restore an early edition of Oliver Twist, along with teaching a bookbinding class. Brooklyn is pleased by the job at first but grows upset with Layla after Layla insists on publicizing the OT book as a first edition. While teaching at BABA, Brooklyn stumbl [...]

    20. Fairly fast paced. In no particular order: When are we going to get Gabriel's background? He keeps flirting with Brooklyn but did not seem too put out over Derek declaring his intentions with a passionate kiss. Arg, stupid Minka. What a horrible person. I loved it when Naomi finally fired her. What did Layla see in her in the first place? Why did she hire her? And poor Brooklyn had to save the life of her arch enemy. Layla She was horrible to everyone. And desperate. Trying to publicly claim Der [...]

    21. A nice thing about this series is that you can pick up any book in the series and read. One book is not dependent on any other book in the series. I started with the newer books in the series, and this is the earliest book I've read so far. I've never felt lost. Each book I read, I'm liking this series even more. The characters are interesting, the stories are interesting, and I like the added bit about book binding. In this one, Brooklyn is teaching a book binding course, and it is crucial to t [...]

    22. Fun book continuing the adventures of book restorer, Brooklyn Wainwright, and her love interest, Derek Stone--lots of dead bodies, which Brooklyn always seems to find; lots of old books, which Brooklyn restores, and lots of crazy characters, which revolve around Brooklyn in San Francisco and Dharma, or wherever Brooklyn finds herself. Entertaining mystery with enough quirkiness to balance out the violence, all while books are everywhere!

    23. I am really liking this series. Half way through I looked up the series in order so I would not miss any. Except for the fact that people always seem to drop dead around the main character at a rate that is quite alarming, this story is realistic and exciting. The mystery plot is well thought out, the book binding information really interesting, the characters are funny and likable, and the back story compelling. Who could ask for more?

    24. Is Brooklyn jinxed? Danger seems to follow her no matter where she is. Brooklyn is looking forward to teaching a class on bookbinding. Then she finds out the Minka will be there as well teaching a class. As Brooklyn tries to avoid Minka, Derek arrives unannounced and throws her for a loop. Murder is not far behind.

    25. This was an enjoyable read, like the first two. I liked that it was back in SF on Brooklyn's home turf. It was fun reading about a book-binding class - now I'm dying to take one!I thought it was pretty obvious that Alice wasn't who she said she was and I wasn't very surprised when it turned out that she was the killer. Gabriel's presence in this one actually added to the plot, so I guess we will see where his story goes. It seems like he's mostly there to add a secondary love interest for Brookl [...]

    26. Robin, North River patron, July 2017, 4 stars:An enjoyable light read, but not a particularly plausible situation and a bit too much emphasis on wanting to sleep together, which was unnecessary for the story. I did learn a bit about book binding and what makes a first edition of an antique book.

    27. A trudged through to page 86 only because it was a book club selection. OMG. Do people really like this trash? The main character was a real twit. Can't believe a women like this really exists in this day and age. She let her guy, her boss and everyone else around her just walk all over her. Get a life, Brooklyn.

    28. The Lies That Bind continues the Bibli0phile Mysteries. Brooklyn continues to have bodies find there way to her. She spends more time in Dharma with her family, so we get to meet her sisters. Derek SF to guard Gunther as he attends the BABA extravaganza. Brooklyn is attending the event as well as teaching a book binding class. Murder and Mayhem, plus a surprise ending!

    29. I liked this one better than the last one. I prefer when characters are in their home environment. I just seem to like them better. I have to be honest, though. I totally called the culprit from almost the moment when we met them. But I definitely enjoyed this one for sure.

    30. I couldn't read more than half this book. It was terrible. The characters were unlikeable and immature, and behaved, all too often, like middle school-aged children. And if I ever have to read descriptions like "his muscular thighs hard beneath the denim" again will be too soon.

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