Bibliotheca Classica (BiblioMysteries)

November 28, 2020
Bibliotheca Classica (BiblioMysteries)

A rare eighteenth-century encyclopedia reveals amurderous secret in this short story by the CWA DiamondDagger–winning author of A Shock to theSystem.For Professor Derrick Rounsevell, antique books can bring thepast into the present, through not only their content but alsotelling traces left by previous readers. In the case of hisnewly-inherited copy of Bibliotheca Classica—an obscureeighteenth-century encyclopedia—peculiar markings reveal a chillingtale.Heavy erasures throughout the book indicate that a past ownerattempted to remove any lurid content from its entries, which, incataloging tales from mythology, resound with unseemly acts.Together with his wife, Harriett, Derrick investigates the book'sintriguing history, uncovering a tale of manipulation, theft, and acentury-old murder plot. In the process, Harriett makes discoveriesabout her husband that Derrick hoped would remain buried . . .