Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, June 09, 2017
John Grisham novel set in book trade. A must read .......
Camino Island John Grisham Published by Hachette New Zealand, 30 May 2017 TPBK $34.99 RRP/ EBK $19.99 RRP
The most daring and devastating heist in literary history
targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University.
Valued at $25 million (though some would say priceless) the
five manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are amongst the most
valuable in the world. After an initial flurry of arrests, both they and the
ruthless gang of thieves who took them have vanished without trace.
Dealing in stolen books is a dark business, and few are
initiated to its arts - which puts Bruce Cable right on the FBI's Rare Asset
Recovery Unit's watch list.
A struggling writer burdened by debts, Mercer Mann spent
summers on Florida's idyllic Camino Island as a kid, in her grandmother's beach
cottage. Now she is being made an offer she can't refuse: to return to the
peace of the island, to write her novel - and get close to a certain infamous
bookseller, and his interesting collection of manuscripts . . .
I couldn't put it down. Everyone working in the book industry MUST read this one.
About The Author: John Grisham has written a
collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, five kids'
books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42
languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.