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Camino Island

Camino Island

The Sunday Times ‘Thriller of the Month’, Mail on Sunday ‘Thriller of the Week’ and Sun ‘Best for Mystery-Lovers’.

John Grisham’s novels have sold over 300 million copies worldwide. CAMINO ISLAND is both an unputdownable beach read and a thriller for book lovers, beginning with a literary heist and finishing with a cat and mouse duel between a beguiling criminal and the woman set to uncover his guilt.

The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University.

Valued at $25 million (though some would say priceless) the five manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald’s only novels are amongst the most valuable in the world. After an initial flurry of arrests, both they and the ruthless gang of thieves who took them have vanished without trace.

Dealing in stolen books is a dark business, and few are initiated to its arts – which puts Bruce Kable right on the FBI’s Rare Asset Recovery Unit’s watch list.

A struggling writer burdened by debts, Mercer Mann spent summers on Florida’s idyllic Camino Island as a kid, in her grandmother’s beach cottage. Now she is being made an offer she can’t refuse: to return to the peace of the island, to write her novel – and get close to a certain infamous bookseller, and his interesting collection of manuscripts . . .

‘This story takes you into the dark underworld of the black market for rare books. Think Da Vince Code meets Sherlock Holmes’ Sun

‘The gripping plot will have you devouring the chapters in such a frantic fashion you’ll begin to wonder if you are somehow complicit in this perfect crime’ Heat
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 5th June 2017

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781473663725

Reviews

The gripping plot will have you devouring the chapters in such a frantic fashion you'll begin to wonder if you are somehow complicit in this perfect crime
Heat
Grisham shows charm, wit and a light touch.
The Times
Every now and then Grisham tries something new. This year he hit a bull's-eye with a beach book featuring a bunch of writers, not a bunch of lawyers. There's a huge sense of fun to this little experiment
Janet Maslin, Independent
This story take you into the dark underworld of the black market for rare books. Think Da Vinci Code meets Sherlock Holmes
Sun
It's not often that bookish readers are a thriller's target audience so this one is very welcome.
Literary Review
A bewitching blend of high-stakes spying mission and summer romance, with a fascinatingly ambiguous central character
The Sunday Times