At once funny, and suspenseful, heartwarming, The Lost Book of the Grail has something for every kind of reader, and every kind of book-lover, alike. Bustle. And when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, about the Grail, Arthur and Bethany’s search takes on grave importance, leading the pair to discover secrets about the cathedral, and about themselves.
Lovett's unique work combines literary and historical research with classic elements of cozy mysteries, classic love stories, and exciting adventure tales to create a true genre-blending masterpiece. Bethany soon joins arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, the ancient manuscript telling the story of the cathedral’s founder.
The Lost Book of the Grail: A Novel #ad - His one respite is his time spent nestled in the library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral. From the new york times bestselling author of the bookman’s tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile’s quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library.
But when a beautiful young american named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library’s manuscripts, Arthur’s tranquility is broken.
First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane AustenPenguin Books #ad - Their queries draw sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice—and ultimately threaten Sophie’s life. In a dual narrative that alternates between sophie’s quest to uncover the truth—while choosing between two suitors—and a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.
. A thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale. Charlie lovett’s new book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is now available. Book lover and austen enthusiast sophie collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of A Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield.
The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of ObsessionPenguin Books #ad - A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love. Charlie lovett’s new book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is now available. Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.
S. Nine months after the death of his beloved wife amanda left him shattered, a young antiquarian bookseller, relocates from North Carolina to the English countryside, Peter Byerly, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. Byatt's Possession. Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins and braves a host of dangers to follow a trail of clues back across the centuries—all the way to Shakespeare’s time and a priceless literary artifact that could prove, once and for all, the truth about the Bard’s real identity.
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A Long Time ComingThomas & Mercer #ad - The reward for reuniting an old man with his rightful past? Priceless. But doing it is going to be murder. The uplift? a trip to milan to help Holocaust survivor Sol Bezzecca recover a pair of cherished sketches by Renoir. It takes a real artist to solve a crime this big—in a brilliant, engrossing mystery by Edgar Award winner Aaron Elkins…Art curator Val Caruso is not a happy camper.
It’s val’s job to get them back. Unfortunately, his italian adventure takes a dangerous turn when he becomes trapped in an intricate web that reaches back to World War II—and is still very sticky with art thieves, forgers, and somebody who wants Val out of the picture permanently. His promotion has just been nixed, his divorce has become final, and he’s dug himself into a nice little rut for his fortieth birthday.
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Spielberg! Mr. Lucas! it’s your move. Seattle times dashing and courageous american adventurer Ethan Gage returns in William Dietrich’s The Rosetta Key—the thrilling sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s acclaimed Napoleon’s Pyramids. An eighteenth century indiana jones, Gage swashbuckles once again, this time in pursuit of a precious Egyptian relic that would give its owner the power to rule the world.
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A Curious Beginning A Veronica Speedwell Mystery Book 1Berkley #ad - As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans when veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian.
The new york times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell. London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance.
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Bryant & May: Wild Chamber: A Peculiar Crimes Unit MysteryBantam #ad - Helen forester’s day starts like any other: Around seven in the morning, she takes her West Highland terrier for a walk in her street’s private garden. Detectives arthur bryant and john may are back on the case in this whip-smart and wildly twisting mystery, in which a killer in London’s parks is proving to be a most elusive quarry.
Bryant, recovering from a health scare, rife with class drama, delves into the arcane history of London’s cherished green spaces, violence, and illicit passions. But by 7:20 she is dead, strangled yet peacefully laid out on the path, her dog nowhere to be found. But as a devious killer continues to strike, Bryant and May struggle to connect the clues, not quite seeing the forest for the trees.
Now they have to think and act fast to save innocent lives, the fate of the city’s parks, and the very existence of the PCU. An irresistibly witty, inventive blend of history and suspense, Bryant & May: Wild Chamber is Christopher Fowler in classic form. Praise for bryant & May: Wild Chamber“Ingenious.
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Library Journal starred review.
Harry's Trees: A NovelMIRA #ad - But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. When his wife dies suddenly, despairing, Harry, retreats north to lose himself in the remote woods of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. A grieving widower, a courageous librarian and a mysterious book come together in an uplifting tale of love, a determined girl, loss, friendship and redemption.
Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. Discovering harry while roaming the forest, Oriana believes that he holds the key to righting her world. Harry reluctantly agrees to help Oriana carry out an astonishing scheme inspired by a book given to her by the town librarian, Olive Perkins.
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The Paris Librarian: A Hugo Marston NovelSeventh Street Books #ad - From the Trade Paperback edition. The reason: they may indicate that the actress had aided the Resistance in frequent trips to France toward the end of World War II. Hugo delves deeper into the stacks at the American library and finally realizes that the history of this case isn’t what anyone suspected.
The police conclude that Rogers died of natural causes, but Hugo is certain mischief is afoot. Even more dramatic is the legend that the Severin collection also contains a dagger, one she used to kill an SS officer in 1944. As he pokes around the library, Hugo discovers that rumors are swirling around some recently donated letters from American actress Isabelle Severin.
The Paris Librarian: A Hugo Marston Novel #ad - . But to prove he’s right, Hugo must return to the scene of a decades-old crime. Hugo marston’s friend paul Rogers dies unexpectedly in a locked room at the American Library in Paris.
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As the edges between story and reality blur, a world within a world is created. But now he's come to the bar harbor home for the Elderly to spend the remainder of his days among kindred spirits: the publishing industry's nearly gone but never forgotten greats. Among them are cecibel Bringer, a young woman who knows first-hand the cost of chasing excess.
A terrible accident destroyed her face and her sister in a split-second decision that Cecibel can never forgive, though she has tried to forget. A faithful staff of nurses and orderlies surround the writers, and are drawn into their orbit, as they are forced to reckon with their own life stories. For alfonse has an unshakeable case of writer's block that distresses him much more than his precarious health.
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Alfonse carducci was a literary giant who lived his life to excess—lovers, parties, alcohol, and literary rivalries.