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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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