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Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name?(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc.(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Bibliomysteries series
The “Bibliomysteries” series are a series of short stories about lethal books, all written by some of the top mystery authors.

For a lot of bibliophiles, particularly aficionados of mystery fiction, some of the most beloved stories and books feature a backdrop of libraries, manuscripts, rare books, bookstores, priceless volumes, and eccentric book collectors.

The Mysterious Bookshop releases new bibliomysteries each year. Every story features books and/or those that buy them, write them, collect them, sell them, or are involved with them in some way.

Bibliomysteries cross all subgenres, from hard boiled private eye stories (like the classic “The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler) to the cozier stories about Charlotte MacLeod’s librarian sleuth as well as the mainstream “Booked to Die” by John Dunning. They are books and short stories that fall into the small yet elevated category of literature of mysteries set inside the world of books.

It is pretty clear that if the crime involves rare books, or if one book or books are the primary macguffin. Or if much of the action is set in either a library or a bookshop, the story is a bibliomystery, just like if one of the major characters in the story is a librarian or a bookseller. A collector of rare books also counts, and often an academic or a scholar that works with rare manuscripts, books, or archives could be included. Publishers do, assuming their jobs are integral to the plot.

Authors might. It’s tricky, if they just happen to write books and get involved in mysteries, then it is a borderline call. If it is the nature of their work that pulls them into some mystery, or their books work as a vital clue in the solution, they probably would make the cut.

“The Book of Virtue” is a story by Ken Bruen in the “Bibliomysteries” series and was released in the year 2011. Now that his hated dad dead, one man’s life takes a rather dangerous turn. He does not cry when Frank, his dad, dies. The old man was a self-absorbed drunk, abusive, and once cancer puts him on his deathbed, his son is right there to watch. At Frank’s last moment he leans down and whispers into his ear, letting his dying dad know that he is glad to see him go.

The only inheritance he gets is a heavy and leather bound book. He’s never seen it before, and even has trouble believing that his ignorant, brutal dad ever laid hands on something so beautiful. However this volume is well-thumbed, filled with advice and aphorisms written in the dead man’s hand. Quickly after he reads it, the son finds that his life spirals out of control. If he does not want to follow his dad to the grave, he better heed the lessons inside the book.

“The Scroll” is a story by Ann Perry in the “Bibliomysteries” series and was released in the year 2011. One ancient scroll pulls a bookseller into a chiller of a mystery.

Monty Danforth locates the tin that’s buried underneath a shipment of leather-bound classics. Inside of it is a millennia-old vellum manuscript that was written in an unfamiliar yet unmistakably ancient language. Danforth attempts photocopying and photographing it, however all he ends up with are blank images. It’s like the ink were made out of something that is impervious to modern technology. While the mystery of this scroll enchants him, this hapless bookseller lands himself right into a cutthroat conspiracy which he might never escape out of.

Quickly, a dead-eyed old guy and his granddaughter come to call for this scroll. Monty refuses to sell it to them, however they aren’t going to the last to demand it. Some powerful forces crave the secrets that are locked inside of this ancient document, and the only way that Danforth is going to survive is if he can master its power.

“An Acceptable Sacrifice” is a story by Jeffery Deaver in the “Bibliomysteries” series and was released in the year 2012. One pair of federal agents from either side of the US-Mexico border target some cartel kingpin.

They refer to him as “Cuchillo,” the Knife. Not due to him killing with a blade, he has plenty of guys that do that sort of work for him, but due to his mind being so incredibly sharp. While Mexico’s government continues to wage war on the drug cartels, it takes a fair amount of brains to survive, and Cuchillo has done more than survive. He’s also prospered. However when Cuchillo starts cutting too deeply, the federal police of both Mexico and the United States step in so they can dull the man’s blade.

Alejo Diaz and P. Z. Evans know that the Hermosillo cartel plans on attack a tourist bus in Sonora, and they also know that they will need to either capture or kill Cuchillo in order to stop it from happening. This cartel leader just has one weakness: old, rare books. To destroy this intellectual’s evil empire, this unlikely duo of international cops are going to need to appeal to his inner bibliophile.

“Seven Years” is a story by Peter Robinson in the “Bibliomysteries ” series and was released in the year 2018. Donald Aitcheson, a retired Cambridge professor, enjoys scouring antiquarian bookstores to find secondhand treasures, just as much as he loathes to find the scribbled marginalia from their previous owners. However when he comes across an inscription in a book of poems by Robert Browning, he is less irritated than he is disturbed. This was not once a gift given to an unwitting woman. It was a threat that was suggestively sick, horribly intriguing, and insidious.

It’s enough to get Aitcheson’s imagination to run wild. Could it be a sordid teacher-pupil affair that ended with betrayal? The taunt of some obsessive psycho? Some scorned lover’s opening salvo in their campaign of horror? Of course, it could obviously be nothing but a tasteless joke between a couple of friends.

While his curiosity gets the better of him, he cannot resist playing detective. However when his investigation leads him to some remote girls’ boarding school in the Lincolnshire flatlands, and out into the confidence of its headmistress, he quickly finds the repercussions of reading between the lines.

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