The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (Bibliomysteries, Book 33)
In this "utterly enchanting" Edgar and AnthonyAward–winning novella, a book lover uncovers a secret world ofliterary wonders (Irish Times).A voracious reader, Mr. Berger leads a solitary but satisfyinglife. Preferring the company of books to that of people, he'slooking forward to an early retirement in the English countryside,where he can spend his remaining years nestled comfortably betweenthe pages of classic literature. But his serene life is disruptedwhen he witnesses a woman with a distinctive red traveling bagfling herself before a train. If Mr. Berger isn't mistaken, he'sjust seen the climax of Anna Karenina reenacted on theExeter-to-Plymouth railway. Though there is no body on the tracks,and the destiny of the tragic victim was written nearly a centurybefore, Mr. Berger still longs to rescue her.The investigation leads him to the Caxton Private LendingLibrary & Book Depository, where the living breathingcharacters of literary invention are under the guardianship of acurious caretaker—and where, for Mr. Berger, the line betweenfiction and reality will blur beyond comprehension.