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The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections / Eva Jurczyk.

Jurczyk, Eva, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library JUR (Text) 33500013521349 New Available -
Crookston Public Library JUR (Text) 33500013521356 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781728238593
  • ISBN: 1728238595
  • ISBN: 1728246598
  • ISBN: 9781728246598
  • Physical Description: 336 p. ; cm.
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Poisoned Pen Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #1
    Liesl Weiss is acting as head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections while her boss, Christopher, lies in a coma. She'd much rather be behind the scenes, but the university president, Lawrence Gerber, wants her schmoozing with donors. She sets up a private showing of the Plantin Polyglot Bible, Christopher's prize acquisition, but when she opens the safe where it was stored, it's not there. Has it been misplaced among thousands of rare books, or was it stolen? When an employee goes missing, signs point to theft, and still Lawrence is reluctant to get the police involved. Liesl is left to solve the mystery on her own, unsure of whom to trust among her staff, all while keeping donors happy and running the library. Jurczyk's unique debut has plenty for bibliophiles to relish, from dark stacks to precious manuscripts. Readers will sympathize with Liesl and her desperation to keep her head above the demands of a position she didn't ask for while untangling the intricate threads of the mystery of the missing book. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Librarians > Fiction.
Book thefts > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Book thefts.
Librarians.
Missing persons.
Genre: Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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