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The department of rare books and special collections : a novel / by Jurczyk, Eva,author.;
"Liesl Weiss has been (mostly) happy working in the rare books department of a large university, managing details and working behind the scenes to make the head of the department look good. But when her boss has a stroke and she's left to run things, she discovers that the library's most prized manuscript is missing. Liesl tries to sound the alarm and inform the police about the missing priceless book but is told repeatedly to keep quiet to keep the doors open and the donors happy. But then a librarian goes missing as well. Liesl must investigate both disappearances, unspooling her colleagues' pasts like the threads of a rare book binding as it becomes clear that someone in the department must be responsible for the theft. What Liesl discovers about the dusty manuscripts she has worked among for so long--and about the people who preserve and revere them--shakes the very foundation on which she has built her life"--
Subjects: Mystery fiction.; Detective and mystery fiction.; Librarians; Book thefts; Missing persons;
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By book or by crook : a lighthouse library mystery / by Gates, Eva,1951-;
Seriously determined to rewrite her life, Lucy, leaving her job poring over the rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library behind, arrives in the Outer Banks where she lands a librarian job at the lighthouse library that seems like a dream come true until theft and murder enter the picture.
Subjects: Murder; Book thefts;
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Devils are here / by Marabell, Peter.;
"It's summertime in Petoskey. Michael Russo investigates the theft of a valuable collection of books from Bannister College, a small, elite Liberal Arts school on the outskirts of town. The case takes a dangerous turn when the Dean of Sciences is shot to death and fear stalks the campus. Faculty and administrators detest the disruption dropped on their quiet academic community by the police and the press. When Russo makes a surprising discovery that threatens Petoskey's most revered institution, it's unclear what the impact will be on Bannister, the community and Michael Russo himself."--Page 4 of cover.
Subjects: Detective and mystery fiction.; Rare books; Book thefts; Murder;
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Camino Island / by Grisham, John.;
Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.--Adapted from book jacket.
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction); Book thefts; Bookstores; Antiquarian booksellers; Undercover operations;
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The art of theft [electronic resource] : Lady Sherlock Series, book 4. by Sherry, Thomas.; Reading Kate.;
Narrator: Kate Reading.Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of The Hollow of Fear . As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure. Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbleton—everyone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake...Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 289322 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Mystery.; Romance.;
© 2019., Penguin Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=4537946 -- Click to access title on Overdrive. ;
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The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel / by Davis, Fiona,1966-author.;
It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more--her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their young family to live in an apartment within the grand building. But Laura wants more, and when she discovers the Heterodoxy Club--a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on women's rights--Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threathening the home and institution she loves, she's forced to confront her shifting priorities head on... and may just lose everything in the process. Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she's wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit Sadie's running begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection. Determined to save both the exhibit and her career, the typically risk-averse Sadie teams up with a private security expert to uncover the culprit. However, things unexpectedly become personal when the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage--truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library's history. -- back cover
Subjects: Historical fiction.; New York Public Library; Grandmothers; Libraries; Book thefts;
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The Snatchabook / by Docherty, Helen.; Docherty, Thomas,illustrator.;
The woodland animals of Burrow Down are ready for a bedtime story, but where are the books?
Subjects: Stories in rhyme.; Stories in rhyme.; Bedtime; Books and reading; Forest animals; Book thefts; Bedtime; Books and reading; Forest animals;
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MaddAddam : a novel / by Atwood, Margaret,1939-author.;
The Maddaddam trilogy: The story so far -- Egg : The story of the egg, and of Oryx and Crake, and how they made people and animals; and of the chaos; and of snowman-the-jimmy; and of the smelly bone and the coming of the two bad man -- Rope : Rope ; Procession ; Poppy -- Cobb House : Morning ; Breakfast ; Hammock ; Story ; Homecoming -- Bearlift : The story of when Zeb was lost in the mountains, and ate the bear ; The fur trade ; Crash ; Supplies ; Bunkie ; Bigfoot ; The story of Zeb and thank you and good night -- Scars : Scars ; Violet biolet ; Blink -- Zeb in the dark : Zeb in the dark ; The story of the birth of Zeb ; The petrOleum brats ; Schillizzi's hands ; Mute and theft ; Deeper into the pleeblands -- Snowman's progress : Floral besheet ; Girl stuff ; Snowman's progress ; Drugstore romance ; Weeding -- Blacklight headlamp : The story of Zeb and Fuck ; Floating world ; The hackery ; Cold dish ; Blacklight headlamp ; Intestinal parasites, the game -- Bone cave : Cursive ; Swarm ; Bone cave ; Farrow -- Vector : The story of how Crake got born ; Young Crake ; Grob's attack ; Vector ; Scales and tails ; The story of Zeb and the snake women -- Piglet : Guru ; Piglet ; Palaver ; Fallback ; Fortress AnooYoo -- The train to Cryojeenyus : The story of the two eggs and thinking ; Shades ; Kicktail ; Raspberry mousse ; The train to CryoJeenyus ; Lumiroses ; Edencliff -- Eggshell : Muster ; Sortie ; Eggshell ; The story of the battle -- Moontime : Trial ; Rites ; Moontime -- Book : Book ; The story of Toby.Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The year of the flood, this conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cobb house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's one-time friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge.--From publisher description.
Subjects: Science fiction.; Adventure stories.; Humorous stories.; Environmental disasters; Regression (Civilization); Epidemics; Dystopias; Genetic engineering; End of the world;
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The rape of Europa : the fate of Europe's treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War / by Nicholas, Lynn H.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [467]-475) and index.
Subjects: Art thefts; World War, 1939-1945;
© 1994., Knopf,
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Theft by finding : [electronic resource] : diaries (1977-2002). by Sedaris, David.; Sedaris, David.;
Narrator: David Sedaris.For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in audio. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime listeners only think they know. Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 390129 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Biography & Autobiography.; Essays.; Humor (Nonfiction).;
© 2017., Little, Brown & Company,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=3117623 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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