The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository

Bibliomysteries

Book 33
Open Road Media
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In this “utterly enchanting” Edgar and Anthony Award–winning novella, a book lover uncovers a secret world of literary wonders (Irish Times).
 
A voracious reader, Mr. Berger leads a solitary but satisfying life. Preferring the company of books to that of people, he’s looking forward to an early retirement in the English countryside, where he can spend his remaining years nestled comfortably between the pages of classic literature. But his serene life is disrupted when he witnesses a woman with a distinctive red traveling bag fling herself before a train. If Mr. Berger isn’t mistaken, he’s just seen the climax of Anna Karenina reenacted on the Exeter-to-Plymouth railway. Though there is no body on the tracks, and the destiny of the tragic victim was written nearly a century before, Mr. Berger still longs to rescue her.
 
The investigation leads him to the Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository, where the living breathing characters of literary invention are under the guardianship of a curious caretaker—and where, for Mr. Berger, the line between fiction and reality will blur beyond comprehension.
 
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About the author

John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1968 and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter, and a dogsbody at Harrods department store in London. He studied English at Trinity College, Dublin, and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for the Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute. 

He is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States.

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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Dec 18, 2018
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Pages
72
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ISBN
9781504055635
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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