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    The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel

    Posted on 4/17/2013 by Amy Pawlowski in The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel

    Being a librarian, I am often drawn to novels about books, book clubs, bookstores, etc., which is how this well reviewed debut novel caught my eye. I was not disappointed by this mystery concerning booksellers (bouquinistes) and their buyers and collectors set in present day Paris. Hugo, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, can't prevent his favorite bookseller from being abducted by gunpoint by the river Seine but he is determined to find out who did it and why it happened. With help from a local journalist and his semi-retired CIA friend, Hugo navigates the back streets of Paris, a reluctant and sometimes corrupt police force, and political intrigue while more booksellers end up in the Seine. If you love the world of books, a good mystery, and want to escape to Paris, try this Mark Pryor novel out.

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    Angela Guinther
    Carnegie West Branch Manager

    Recent Reads: Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth. The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet, and Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the Century by Lloyd Kahn
    You might find her: Working out at Edgewater Park and enjoying the lake, or cooking up recipes from some of her favorite cookbooks
    Loves: Concerts, and lots of them. Just this year she saw nearly 10, with Madonna being her favorite of all time.