Booking in: A Crang Mystery #7 Jack Batten

Booking in: A Crang Mystery #7

Author: Jack Batten
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Book Title
Booking in: A Crang Mystery #7
Author
Jack Batten
ISBN
9781459736917
Mystery-solving criminal lawyer Crang returns to investigate the disappearance of two rare books. Fletcher Marshall is a Toronto antiquarian book dealer, internationally respected in the business. One night, someone blows the safe in his office and makes off with the contents, which include an infamous forged first edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese that is in itself a collector's item. Fletcher, who was still in the process of verifying the book, doesn't even know whether it was the real thing or a clever forgery (of a forgery). But rather than summon the cops to investigate the theft, he turns to his pal Crang, the nervy criminal lawyer, hoping he can retrieve the books before their owner gets wind of the crime. The owner happens to be the richest woman in Canada and a tough cookie who could ruin Fletcher's career. Crang gets on the hunt, learning much about the trade in musty books and the lucrative business it makes for forgers. Just as he seems to be getting close to answers, a shocking development makes things much more complicated -- and much more dangerous.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jack BattenPublisher: Dundurn PressPublished: 12/12/2017ISBN: 9781459736917Pages: 328Weight: 0.70lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80dReview Citations: Booklist 10/01/2017 pg. 34Publishers Weekly 10/30/2017Library Journal 11/01/2017
Mystery-solving criminal lawyer Crang returns to investigate the disappearance of two rare books.

Fletcher Marshall is a Toronto antiquarian book dealer, internationally respected in the business. One night, someone blows the safe in his office and makes off with the contents, which include an infamous forged first edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese that is in itself a collector's item. Fletcher, who was still in the process of verifying the book, doesn't even know whether it was the real thing or a clever forgery (of a forgery). But rather than summon the cops to investigate the theft, he turns to his pal Crang, the nervy criminal lawyer, hoping he can retrieve the books before their owner gets wind of the crime. The owner happens to be the richest woman in Canada and a tough cookie who could ruin Fletcher's career.

Crang gets on the hunt, learning much about the trade in musty books and the lucrative business it makes for forgers. Just as he seems to be getting close to answers, a shocking development makes things much more complicated -- and much more dangerous.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jack Batten
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Published: 12/12/2017
ISBN: 9781459736917
Pages: 328
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Review Citations: Booklist 10/01/2017 pg. 34
Publishers Weekly 10/30/2017
Library Journal 11/01/2017
Mystery-solving criminal lawyer Crang returns to investigate the disappearance of two rare books.

Fletcher Marshall is a Toronto antiquarian book dealer, internationally respected in the business. One night, someone blows the safe in his office and makes off with the contents, which include an infamous forged first edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese that is in itself a collector's item. Fletcher, who was still in the process of verifying the book, doesn't even know whether it was the real thing or a clever forgery (of a forgery). But rather than summon the cops to investigate the theft, he turns to his pal Crang, the nervy criminal lawyer, hoping he can retrieve the books before their owner gets wind of the crime. The owner happens to be the richest woman in Canada and a tough cookie who could ruin Fletcher's career.

Crang gets on the hunt, learning much about the trade in musty books and the lucrative business it makes for forgers. Just as he seems to be getting close to answers, a shocking development makes things much more complicated -- and much more dangerous.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jack Batten
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Published: 12/12/2017
ISBN: 9781459736917
Pages: 328
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Review Citations: Booklist 10/01/2017 pg. 34
Publishers Weekly 10/30/2017
Library Journal 11/01/2017