A Cookbook Conspiracy

A Cookbook Conspiracy It s a recipe for disaster when bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is asked to restore an antique cookbook Brooklyn has always been a little obsessed with food but it was her sister Savannah who became a

  • Title: A Cookbook Conspiracy
  • Author: Kate Carlisle
  • ISBN: 9780451415974
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • It s a recipe for disaster when bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is asked to restore an antique cookbook.Brooklyn has always been a little obsessed with food, but it was her sister Savannah who became a chef, graduating from the prestigious Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris She and her classmates all went on to successful careers, but none of them achieved culinary supeIt s a recipe for disaster when bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is asked to restore an antique cookbook.Brooklyn has always been a little obsessed with food, but it was her sister Savannah who became a chef, graduating from the prestigious Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris She and her classmates all went on to successful careers, but none of them achieved culinary superstardom, like Savannah s ex boyfriend Baxter Cromwell.When Baxter invites the old gang to participate in his new restaurant s gala opening in San Francisco, Savannah looks forward to seeing her friends, and even asks Brooklyn to restore a tattered cookbook an old gift from Baxter as a present for him But Brooklyn immediately recognizes that the book, which has strange notes and symbols scrawled in the margins, is at least two hundred years old She thinks that it probably belongs in a museum, but Savannah insists on returning it to Baxter.Shortly after receiving the gift, Baxter is found dead, with Savannah kneeling over him, bloody knife in hand, and the rare cookbook has disappeared Brooklyn knows her sister didn t kill him, and she suspects the missing cookbook might lead to the real villain Now Brooklyn will have to turn up the heat on the investigation before Chef Savannah finds herself slinging hash in a prison cafeteria.

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    1. 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. It was the slowest of the series so far. Never realized the main character was so whinny before. It was definitely padded. Never read a book which rehashed what's happened so far so many times in great detail. Glad I got it cheap but it wasn't worth hardcover status in the series.

    2. I was hungry a lot listening to this book, it seems that if the author is good at what she describes I want to eat it. I guess I'm like a Hobbit wanting my second breakfast and all.(view spoiler)[ Savannah was a great main suspect in the murder, you knew right off that Brooklyn would have to find the murderer and save her vegetarian sister. (hide spoiler)]

    3. Thank you NAL Hardcover for providing me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review!4.5 Sold Stars! Brooklyn is back in the seventh installment of A Bibliophile Mystery!Brooklyn was always obsessed with food, unfortunately her cooking skills are sub-par and nothing ever comes out right. It was her sister Savannah who managed to attend of the most prestigious culinary schools in Paris, Cordon Bleu. Savannah and her friends graduated on top of their class, but it was Savannah's ex-boyfrie [...]

    4. Ah, fluffy fun. This is part of series of Bibliophile mysteries and this is the only one I've read so far. I couldn't resist a mystery about a cookbook! It was unbelievable but a fast, easy read that was totally stress free. I actually think I'll read another in this series. Sure, I like to read The Great American Novel every now and then and I like a book that kills off all the characters (every now and then) but sometimes you have to have a book that you know will have a happy ending without t [...]

    5. Kate Carlisle returns to her Bibliophile Mystery series with A Cookbook Conspiracy. Readers who love food, as well as, books will be especially happy with this installment. With a combination of history, mystery and culinary craftiness this book offers a little something for everyone. The restoration of a valuable cookbook takes center stage and lands Brooklyn's sister, Savannah in some hot water. A great new whodunit to add to any readers collection.What I liked:Being a voracious reader for pra [...]

    6. Overall I thought this was the poorest showing in the series (2 star for series, 3 for the genre). It was disappointing, especially after the move to hard cover. I felt that the story wasn't as interesting as in the past, the characters participation in the story wasn't as 'necessary', and there were a number of character things that didn't appeal to me. All this lead to my it just feeling 'ok' to me. What I didn't like: Missing staple characters: No Vinny, Suzie, Gabriel, Ian, Minka, or other n [...]

    7. This book did not deliver on any of its promises -1) Its a terrible murder mystery.2) It didn't have any interesting tidbits about bookbinding.3) Even though one of the protagonists was a chef and the book was titled 'Cookbook Conspiracy' it didn't have anything about food other than everybody getting together for dinners all the time while chefs from the group were dropping dead like flies.4) The quotes from the cookbook in question is about the only saving grace of this book. The plot of the c [...]

    8. This book was just good, which is sad as I had such high hopes for it. I think the move from a paperback to a hardcover really hurt the quality. There was just so much filler that wouldn't have been there in a paperback.

    9. Lighter than her usual story.Fun.I never felt any danger. The food sounds good.Not enough clues.A good visit with fun characters-friends.

    10. From :It’s a recipe for disaster when bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is asked to restore an antique cookbook….Brooklyn has always been a little obsessed with food, but it was her sister Savannah who became a chef, graduating from the prestigious Cordon Bleu school in Paris. She and her classmates all went on to successful careers, but none of them achieved culinary superstardom like Savannah’s ex-boyfriend Baxter Cromwell.When Baxter invites the old gang to participate in his new restauran [...]

    11. Was looking for a book to listen to on trip to Ottawa (about 8 hour drive for me). This wound up being the perfect choice. I finished it just before arriving at my destination. It was a nice and light fun read. I have never read any of Kate Carlisle's books. Considering I started in the middle of the series, there was no problem with understanding any former storylines, as it seemed to me the author did a nice job of weaving facts/events into the current story. The only thing that made this more [...]

    12. This series takes me back to the beginning of this very blog. My review of Homicide in Hardcover, the first book in the Bibliophile Mystery series was one of the first on my blog. Okay, it was technically the fourth review I did. Back in the days when I had zero followers and was writing them for myself. No schedule, just randomly posting. I wasn't even giving them ratings. And now look, book 6 in the series and 2 exciting years later. We've both come a long way.It has been awhile since I last s [...]

    13. This was fun! Met Brooklyn's sister, blad by choice Savannah and Derek's cryptographer brother, Dalton and these two get along very well from the word go! Savannah who is a Cordon Blle chef requests that Brooklyn rebind a very old cookbook that her ex-boyfriend and chef, Baxter Cromwell, gave her. She just wants it gone! Brooklyn attempts to explain to Savannah that this cookbook is so old that it is extremely valuable. Savannah does not care. She just wants it rebound or whatever so she can giv [...]

    14. A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY by Kate CarlisleOnce you have suspended credulity, this is a fun read. The twists and turns continue almost to the last page when you discover who has committed the murderers. In between you will meet a bevy of cooks, two handsome Brits (one a former spy, or is he still a spy?), a mother who is a witch and several police officers (who don’t solve the crime). Bookbinder extraordinaire Brooklyn and her chef sister Savannah are alternately the chief suspects and the chief cr [...]

    15. My favorite current series and this one did not disappoint. I'm so attached to these characters and Dharma. The best bits of this book: meeting Derek's brother and NO MINKA!! I loved the whole sub-plot about Obedience Green and the Civil War. And of course, I can't get enough of the bookbinding/restoration details. I find them fascinating, although I realise this might not be the case for everyone. Still, I don't think they are overdone in any way.The plot line revolves around Brooklyn's sister [...]

    16. Another strong entry in the series. Liked it a lot. I did find their wandering around crime scenes and Brooklyn's looking for the cookbook box she made was a bit unreal. I feel she and the detective are not close, yet she seems to boldly "intrude" on the scenes. Of course, her sister is closely involved and she's often with Derek Stone, so there is an explanation for her being there.This series appeals to me on several levels. I like learning about books and I like learning about the content of [...]

    17. This is one of my favorite cozy series and it has yet to disappoint me. Love Brooklyn, her wacky family, especially her mom, and her boyfriend, Derek. And this time his overuse of the "darling" endearment was kept to a minimum so I didn't have to throw the book across the room! YAY!! I was wrong about the killer and am always pleasantly surprised when that happens. I am not a stickler about reading in order, but would not start this series with this book as several past cases are referenced in t [...]

    18. A cute fluffy mystery. The most interesting parts of the book for me are the book binding descriptions. I also like Derek, but it is difficult to see what he sees in Brooklyn. I know they are just characters in a book, but I do get invested when it is a series. Wrapped up the murder a little too quickly at the end. I probably will continue to read if I can find the next in the series.

    19. Kate Carlisle has done it again. A frothy a fluffy mystery that will keep you up well in to the wee hours of the night. Not every book needs to be weighed down, sometimes you just want something fun to read. If you enjoy a lighthearted mystery, definitely check out this series. Plus this book comes with recipes.

    20. A waste of time. Shallow characters, weak plot, awkward style. I finished it because I was raised Catholic and that's what I do, but it was, as I sad, a waste of time.

    21. Listened to this. Might have been better to read. Did not like the various voices of the characters, especially Savannah

    22. This one was a slog. While I didn't hate the ending the same way that I hated the previous one, I think a lot of it was just sort ofblah. Also, it retroactively irritated me even more about the previous one - there was this weird twist set up of Vinnie and Suzie inheriting a child and then they didn't even show up in this one.I felt like this was a bit of a rehash with Brooklyn's sister finding the dead body, touching it, and then being the prime suspect. Almost this exact thing happened with Ro [...]

    23. Bad boy chef Baxter Cromwell is opening up a restaurant in San Francisco and Brooklyn Wainright's sister Savannah along with Brooklyn and Brooklyn's dashing beau Derek are there for the grand opening. After an opening night party, Brooklyn goes back to the restaurant only to find her sister standing over Baxter's body with a bloody knife in her hand. Brooklyn knows she must investigate to keep her sister from being suspect #1. I really enjoy the "Bibliophile" cozy mystery series. I like Brooklyn [...]

    24. I would give this a 5-star just because there was no Minka. So sick of that character and glad she never showed up in this book because she has served no purpose in past books and is so totally unlikeable. To take her place, however, is Brooklyn's chef sister, Savanah. She and her chef friends were really annoying and whinny. I like the introduction of Derek's brother Dalton and would have like to have seen him more developed. Hopefully in another book.

    25. French -trained chefs, a rare cookbook and book expert, what cou!d go wrong?What great fun to try to solve two murders while learning a little about cooking, book restoration, fine wine and code breaking. I'm generally pretty good about solving literary murders, but this book kept me as perplexed as the sleuths until the very end!

    26. This was enjoyable. I was hungry through the entire book though. Savannah annoyed me a bit. I liked seeing Derek's brother. I also liked Derek's interaction with the Wainwrights. This one seemed a bit repetitive to me. Things were rehashed too many times. And there didn't actually seem to be any sleuthing going on. Mostly they just waited for things to happen while they ate. A lot.

    27. Another entertaining predicament for Brooklyn Wainwright! The characters are always quirky and fun, and Brooklyn cracks me up. I love reading this series because it brings a strange sort of delightful comfort, despite the murder mystery part. I learn a lot about books and, in this particular installment, got a few good recipes! On to the next!

    28. I read this for my local library's Mystery Book Club. It is a cosy, a form of book I do not usually enjoy. I did get interested in who killed Baxter and enjoyed the recipes and cooking tips. There is also some interesting material about Brooklyn's vocation, which is bookbinding. This is a series and it is not the first book. It might be better to read these books in order.

    29. Reads like a Hallmark mystery on TV. Lots of chefs, a cookbook from the American Revolutionary times. The narrator is a book binder; her sister is a chef suspected of killing another chef. Lots of chefs all being blackmailed by the one who is murdered. Cookbook is interesting as it contains a secret code. Killer is one of the chefs. Altogether two murders solved by the book repair gal.

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