By Kate Carlisle
murder is often a bestseller...
first within the new bibliophile secret series!
The streets of San Francisco will be coated with hardcovers if infrequent ebook specialist Brooklyn Wainwright had her approach. And her mentor wouldn’t be mendacity in a pool of his personal blood at the eve of a party for his most up-to-date publication restoration.
along with his ultimate breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and offers her a priceless—and supposedly cursed—copy of Goethe’s Faust for safekeeping.
Brooklyn unexpectedly reveals 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 at the back of through her mentor if she's going to repair justice…
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