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The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel | Mark Pryor
Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris? Maxan elderly Paris bookstall owneris abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold? On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival drug gangs engage in violent turf wars. Before long, other booksellers start to disappear, their bodies found floating in the Seine. Though the police are not interested in his opinion, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of these bouquinistes. Then he himself becomes a target of the unknown assassins. With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair. Just as the killer intended. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Crazeedi
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4🌟 this is the first book in the series. Hugo Marston is head of security at the Paris embassy. His bookseller friend is missing; add a book with secrets, a tough newspaper reporter, a retired CIA officer friend and you have a very good book
#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #TBRRead @StayCurious @Clwojick #SeriesRead @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 21h
StayCurious This sounds good! +16! 19h
Freespirit Sounds good😊 18h
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Crazeedi @Andrew65 @gradcat @EadieB @Tove_Reads I recommend this based on this first book, it was good. I'm going to looked for second one 17h
EadieB @Crazeedi Nice review! I actually own some of these books! 15h
Andrew65 This sounds great. 13h
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Crazeedi
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@gradcat @Andrew65 @EadieB @Tove_Reads have you read this series? I just got the first book and am just putting it out there as a possibility for future?

Tove_Reads Nope, but looks good 👍🏽 1mo
Andrew65 No, wasn‘t even aware of it. 1mo
kspenmoll Looks great!!! 1mo
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Crazeedi @kspenmoll I'm anxious to see if it's a good one! 1mo
gradcat I haven‘t read this...looks interesting! (By the way, I‘m not getting your tags for some reason, so sorry if I‘m late here. Oh, and you didn‘t answer my last email, & not to worry—just checking to see if you got it. It‘s been about a week or ten days, I think, since I sent it. But, really, I‘m not trying to pressure you—I know you have millions of people to write—just checking!) ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Crazeedi @gradcat I'm sooo sorry I didnt get back to you! I'm sure I got it, maybe just too busy relaxing at the lake! Lol, I'll writ soon!! 1mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Really—Do Not Worry about it. I just wanted to be sure. I know you‘re busy, and I‘ll love you anyway! 😂♥️ 1mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Heaven 😇🤓

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RavenLovelyReads
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My books are here! What a lovely sight!

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 14mo
Aims42 😍😍😍 what a beautiful sight! 14mo
Sace 😍❤️😍 14mo
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Branwen
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Look at this cute little indie bookstore I discovered in Royal Oak! 😍📚

Texreader Looks awesome!! 14mo
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 14mo
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Oryx
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Readage
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That is all...have a great Sunday

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goodbyefrancie
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Not the best picture, but I only had a couple of minutes. Five bags full...oops! HPB clearance sales are awesome. #bookhaul

Leftcoastzen Wow! 1y
MStew Yay ! ours is next Friday I'm so excited 1y
Suelizbeth Impressive! 😻 1y
Linsy Oh my goodness, that looks like it was so much fun!!!!! 1y
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goodbyefrancie
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Half Price Books has a clearance event at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas, today through Sunday. Stock is replenished each day. Everything is $2 or less. I may have left with several bags full. 😊 #NoShame

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Suzze I don‘t blame you a bit! 1y
Reviewsbylola Omggggggg gotta see that haul!! 1y
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Leniverse I‘m with @Reviewsbylola We need book haul pictures! 1y
Leftcoastzen 🤤📚📚📚📚 1y
JenFowler Thats like a Costco for books!! So jealous 1y
Literary_Siren Yay! I‘m only a couple hours away! 1y
goodbyefrancie @literarysiren Definitely go! 1y
britt_brooke Ooh!! 1y
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Oryx
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Dr._Who_number10 HOW?!? Ugh soooo amazing💕😱😱 1y
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Kdgordon88
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Book shopping at Powell‘s today. You know you are in trouble when the first six books in your basket are not on your carefully crafted list. A couple new to me books/authors and a few #blameitonlitsy. Plus two new ones from the Audible sale. I may have a small problem!

tammysue 👏🏻 Nice haul! 1y
Reviewsbylola I‘m pretty sure The Last Days of Night is on my TBR and I loved Rules of Civility! 1y
JMEdwards The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane...love that title...may have to check it out! 1y
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dragonfire1977

Have had some crazy weeks but I am almost done with this book. It's been way too long, need some encouragement to keep going the last 61 pages.

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Bookwm85forever
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I couldn‘t resist taking a picture of this store, unfortunately, it was closed. #bookstore #bookshop #booknerd #bookaddiction.

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dragonfire1977

Has anyone here read The Bookseller by Mark Pryor? I am considering it as a next read

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Apinlibraryland
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🤣🤣🤣

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Foragingfantasy
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rubyslippersreads I‘ve had this one on my TBR list for ages: 1y
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Foragingfantasy
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I took a laundry basket of books to the store yesterday to trade for credit. Then I spent it. 🤣😂 #noselfcontrol #bookhaul #part1

rubyslippersreads Great finds! 😍📚 1y
LeahBergen Great stack! I have that same edition of My Cousin Rachel (and High Life in Verdopolis). 👍🏻 1y
Foragingfantasy @LeahBergen I didn‘t even know about Verdopolis, it was just sitting on the bronte shelf and I had to have it! 1y
Soubhiville Oh, Tipping the Velvet is one of my favorites! 1y
Foragingfantasy @Soubhiville good to hear! It‘s for my circus book, habit. 🎪 1y
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BethM
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Say it isn't so! Regardless of how you feel about B&N, closure would bankrupt communities of a book store in many cases and I can't imagine a world without a bookstore. https://www.bookstr.com/barnes-noble-danger

CocoReads 😱 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😢I don‘t have any near me and this still makes me sad. 2y
KathyWheeler It‘s the best large bookstore in my area. I‘d hate to have to frequent BAM instead. 😞 2y
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Hooked_on_books If only people would shop B&N instead of Amazon. 2y
BethM @KathyWheeler my community has a BAM but we're one of two in my state. Every other place has a B&N. @Hooked_on_books so true. From a financial standpoint i get it. I got a new release for my aunt from Amazon for $28 that would've cost me $40 at a store. But im very conscious of what we stand to lose with bookstores so Amazon is an isolated use for me. 2y
KathyWheeler @BethM I think my aversion to BAM is probably specific to my experience here — the people who work at the store here don‘t know much about books, whereas the people who work at the B & N here know a lot about them and can make good recommendations. 2y
BethM @KathyWheeler that makes sense- back in the day our Walden's went through a period like that. I'm lucky most of this staff are pretty good. (edited) 2y
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rustoryhuf
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In Baltimore and hubs had a surprise for @lizzlehuff and I before lunch. A B&N in a converted power plant. Spent almost as much time looking at the building as I did books.

Eggs ❤️this 2y
Smarkies I love it whenever they repurpose spaces. 2y
LeahBergen Cool! 2y
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TeeCee
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Conference hotel had this cute pillow in the nicely cozy lounge/lobby!

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ReadingSusan
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Stop tempting me Book Outlet!!!!!

Ddzmini 🤣🤣📖📚📚📚 2y
JoScho I got that same email! 2y
MommyOfTwo It‘s so evil! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly I actually laughed when I saw “Are your shelves lonely?” Um, definitely not. If anything, they‘d like some people to move out! 2y
ReadingSusan @MommyOfTwo so, so evil! 2y
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Wilkie
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I have been stood up twice by a woman who was supposed to come to my house to pick up some books. I am thinking about sending her this helpful template which she can use in the future. Too much? Or not enough?

Nebklvr Once i am stood up once, they don‘t get a second go 2y
CherryPie Ack! You're nicer than me. 😉 No books for lady who stands up good folks! No. No. No. 👎 2y
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Ke633
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School was having a sale today. Didn‘t find anything I needed but there were some very pretty older books.

julesG That picture on the cover. Erm. Not sure why my head is thinking not appropriate. 😁 2y
Ke633 @julesG It is a big awkward. I thought they looked like glasses but I could see how it would look inappropriate. 😂😂 2y
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Kshakal
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This made me laugh!!!

GypsyKat So relatable! 2y
ReadingSusan 🤣🤣 2y
Lyn-Mara Story of our lives! 😂😭😅 2y
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Readage
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aubergine123
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Pickpick

Paris and the booksellers on the banks of the Seine? What's not to like? Interesting characters as well. A perfect read for January. 👍

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Bourriquet76
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Boxing Day shopping at the #BookOutlet store! I made it out spending only $51 CDN!

RiotMom Good lord, that shelf! 😍 2y
TricksyTails Ooohhh!! 2y
jfalkens 😍😍 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Amazing!!!😊 2y
Bourriquet76 @RiotMom @TricksyTails @jfalkens @ElishaLovesBooks I figured Littens would love that arch as much as I do! 2y
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MorbidAi
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Book Outlet is having a Boxing Day sale and this link should give you an additional $10 off if this is your first purchase https://goo.gl/nLH9dS 👌

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Haweller
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Pickpick

A retired FBI agent working for the US Embassy in Paris (sigh!) uncovers a gang of Romanian drug dealers when a bouquinistes, isn‘t my command of the French language impressive😉, is kidnapped. The city plays a wonderful background to these two stories. It is all very intriguing. Book #2 is on my TBR list.

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Haweller
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So much truth in this sentence.

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TheRiehlDeal
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Got myself a little book haul today! I was originally planning on getting a winter coat at my local thrift store, but their selection was very bad; either they were too big or they looked too weird. Anyway, I figured I might as well buy something while I was there. Are any of these good? Also, I just noticed that Dark Places is the third book, so I might need to buy Sharp Objects.
#bookhaul #thriftstore

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 2! The first in the Hugo Marston series. Max, an elderly Paris bookstall owner, is abducted at gunpoint. His US embassy friend, Hugo, enlists Tom, a CIA agent, for help. Turns out, Max was a Nazi hunter. Then, as gang wars ramp up in the city, other booksellers disappear and are found dead. Then Max becomes a target of the unknown assassin(s). The race is on for Max and Tom to solve this thing fast. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

8leagueboot The moral of the story? Booksellers are badass. 2y
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SheilaChew
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Breakfast and decisions - what to read next...

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TheBookDream
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The recently remodeled Breakwater Books. Looks great! #shopindie

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Laura317
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gossamerchild Yay, so excited! So hope you like it 😳😳😀 2y
Laura317 @collegecatlady We are ready and excited for August 20th!! 2y
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melissanorr
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Goodreads posted this and I cracked up.

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vlwelser
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I'm really enjoying this one. Has anyone else read this?

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LittlePixels
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In the parking lot to go pick up dinner, my truck absolutely refused to drive past the #usedbookstore clearance sale. Everything is $.50!! 😍😍 Starving, but I don't even care. I'm settling in for a good long trip. #blamethetruck

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BookishMe
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In another era, Emma would have been described as handsome, and it would have been a compliment. In her late fifties, she had the erect posture and even features that gave her a timeless appeal.

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Her appearance sparked off my enjoyment of this book...
And the introduction to bouquinistes has left me fascinated with this breed of booksellers!
#nowreading #currentreads

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BookishMe
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I am one of those who cannot resist bookish titles... I thought the crime thrill will be interesting. However it feels SO SLOW although action has picked up. Well I have other titles to entertain while I plough through these pages

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Jessicav
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Has anyone read this book or series? It's making the rounds at our library but sort of came out of left field.

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TheBookDream
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Aaaand the mother load. #getindie #Thestrand

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
DeeLew Oh man!! That is my dream. Visiting The Strand is at the top of my bucket list. 💙💙 3y
TheBookDream @DeeLew It's cool, but I'm far too spoiled by a shop in my own state called Book Barn where almost everything is between $1-$6. Many of the books at The Strand (unless they're academic books, where $25 for a $50 book is pretty great) are only a couple of dollars below retail. The atmosphere and merch are pretty fantastic though. 3y
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SHUPERBookLover
Mehso-so

Paris. The booksellers "bouquistes" who sell from stalls along the Seine, antique books and secret messages within the book pages, all made for a great read. Always pick up a book with bookseller, bookshop or bookstore in title. There was a lull in the book action but the conclusion was exciting.

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CheeseheadSarah

Reading this one again and remembering why I love Pryor's Hugo Marston character so much!

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Kimmie
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First in a series. Paris and booksellers what could be better???

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Bookworm5711
Pickpick

A great introduction to Hugo Marston!