Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Book Stops Here book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright visits California Wine Country where she uncovers murder and intrigue . . .
While Brooklyn has temporarily relocated to her parents place in Sonoma, she attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under their commune. A room is unearthed, revealing artwork, rare books, cases of wine, a chest of jewelry . . . and a perfectly mummified body. A closer examination of the murdered man s possessions reveals a valuable first edition of Jules Verne s A Journey to the Center of the Earth containing a secret treasure map.
Word of the explosive find draws in reporters, art appraisers, and questions. After a new presence threatens the town s peace, it s clear that not all crime is buried in the past. So Brooklyn decides to do a little excavating of her own and solve the mystery of the treasure before anyone else is written off. . . ."