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The Forgers

by Bradford Morrow

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  • Published in USA  Nov 2014
    258 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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The rare book world is stunned when a reclusive collector, Adam Diehl, is found on the floor of his Montauk home: hands severed, surrounded by valuable inscribed books and original manuscripts that have been vandalized beyond repair.

Adam's sister, Meghan, and her lover, Will - a convicted if unrepentant literary forger - struggle to come to terms with the seemingly incomprehensible murder. But when Will begins receiving threatening handwritten letters, seemingly penned by long-dead authors, but really from someone who knows secrets about Adam's death and Will's past, he understands his own life is also on the line - and attempts to forge a new beginning for himself and Meg.

In The Forgers, Morrow reveals the passion that drives collectors to the razor-sharp edge of morality, brilliantly confronting the hubris and mortal danger of rewriting history with a fraudulent pen.

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"Starred Review. The insights Morrow offers into the lure of collecting, the rush of forgery as a potentially creative act, and underlying questions of authenticity render the whodunit one of the lesser mysteries of this sly puzzler." - Publishers Weekly

"Morrow writes with a sure, clear voice, and his prose is lush and detailed. Readers who are willing to forgive some slow-paced sections and a few red herrings along the way will be rewarded with a twisty and suspenseful conclusion. " - Library Journal

"A conventional thriller elevated by its glimpses into a bookish milieu." - Kirkus

"Bradford Morrow's The Forgers is a bibliophile's dream, an existential thriller set in the world of rare book collecting that is also a powerfully moving exposé of the forger's dangerous skill...It's perfect all-night flashlight reading." - Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Swamplandia!

"The Forgers is remarkable. Bradford Morrow is remarkable. The Real Thing, which is rare on this earthly plane." - Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours and The Snow Queen

"The Forgers is quintessential Bradford Morrow. Brilliantly written as a suspense novel, lethally enthralling to read, and filled with arcane, fascinating information - in this case, the rarified world of high-level literary forgery." - Joyce Carol Oates

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Janetoo

Reminded me of The Death of Roger Ackroyd
This was a wonderful book - however, if you are looking for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or a Jo Nesbo or any other mystery with a dark, nasty serial killer, you won't like this because it is fairly bloodless, and is mostly a mental thriller. If you LOVE books (old books) this book will be of interest to you. It goes in a blink, so I would think it is the perfect "lake" book - it can be read in a day - it is very enjoyable.

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Bradford Morrow Author Biography

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Bradford Morrow grew up in Denver, Colorado, and has lived or worked in a variety of places. As a teenager, he traveled through rural Honduras as a member of the Amigos de las Americas program, serving as a medical volunteer in the summer of 1967. The following year he was awarded an American Field Service scholarship to finish his last year of high school as a foreign exchange student at a Liceo Scientifico in Cuneo, Italy. In 1973, he took time off from studying at the University of Colorado to live in Paris for a year. After doing graduate work at Yale University, he moved to Santa Barbara, California where he worked as a bookseller until relocating to New York City in 1981, where he founded the literary journal Conjunctions and began writing novels. ...

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