Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • First U.S. edition. Inspired by ROMEO AND JULIET, bookseller-detective, Mathew Coll plans a trip to Verona. He not only finds it a very dangerous place, but also a handwritten journal which sheds new light on the passionate love story. The plot invol...


  • Antique bookseller Matthew Coll's late-night visitor turns out to be prime-time evangelist Mark Kingdom, wanted for questioning in the brutal murder of Jessica Seeley, the polio victim he miraculously made to walk...




  • Surveys over 2,000 years of erotica, noting such authors as Ovid and Henry Miller and such popular books as Fanny Hill and the work of Chaucer and James Joyce, with anecdotes on the effects of censorship in publishing erotic books throughout the year...


  • A decades-old mystery leads retired police inspector Eric Ward into imminent danger when his informal investigation into the secret legacy of a convicted murderer points to a scandal that could rock two prominent families...


    • / Amateur Sleuth
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    When the Dutch professor who discovered a rare sixteenth-century manuscript is found murdered, Matthew Coll, antiquarian bookseller and amateur detective, tracks the killer along an intricate, dangerous, and ultimately murderous trail...


    • / Amateur Sleuth
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    Matthew Coll cannot escape his past in military intelligence when, after opening a bookstore in the West Country, he is called upon by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association to investigate the theft of some rare books...


    • / General Fiction
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