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Head of Zeus
The Book Thing
The Book Thing Laura Lippman
 Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die For, 8

Tess Monaghan wants to like the Children's Bookstore. It's new, bright, friendly and packed with the kinds of books that she is dying for her daughter to fall in love with. But the owner's attitude stops her in her tracks. What kind of children's bookseller hates children?

But Octavia, the owner, has a lot on her mind. Each Saturday, someone steals a stack of her most beautiful, most expensive children's books, and the expense threatens to force her fledgling store out of business. Luckily, Tess is not only a book lover – she's also a private investigator who doesn't mind working pro bono to help an independent bookshop. Her investigation will make Octavia smile for the first time in months – and uncover a crime more suitable for the mystery aisle than the children's section.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Apr 2014 * 50pp * £0.99 * 9781781858332
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'Not just the author of top-notch psychological thrillers, Lippman is one of the finest writers in America.'
Mark Billingham
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Author

Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman
Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist. She has been awarded the Edgar, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe and Barry awards. For more information about Laura visit www.lauralippman.com
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