"When I entered Armand Beasley's library that night for what would be the first and last time, it inspired the awe I always felt in the presence of a great mass of books."
“Plumtree Press is about to launch a bombshell of a book - a fact-based novel about one of Britain’s most revered authors, Marcus Stonecypher, a member of Virgina Woolf’s Bloomsbury Group. Angela Mayfield’s shocking book reveals a series of explosive secret messages in Stonecypher’s own novels published at the turn of the century, messages that implicate him in secrets of publishers past, and a treacherous plot to topple the monarchy.
It soon becomes clear to publisher Alex Plumtree that someone will go to any length to keep Angela’s revelations from seeing print - but why, decades after the fact, should anyone care?
First come anonymous warnings, then, on the eve of publication, Alex’s library of precious first editions is vandalised. When deadly warnings and industrial sabotage imperil the book’s publication, Alex realizes he and his author have made some very powerful enemies. Then the Titles of Stonecypher’s books become actual events, and Alex finds himself threatened with censorship of the most permanent kind…” -- from the back cover
I enjoyed this book selling mystery featuring Alex Plumtree. I especially liked how he discovers who is after him and the writer Angela Mayfield and why. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Unprintable.
Date read: 2/5/2010
Book #: 8
Challenges: A-Z Challenge 2010, 2nd Reading Challenge
Series: Booklover's Mystery, #2
Rating: 3*/5 = good
# of pages: 415
Binding: Mass Market Paperback