Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island
by John Grisham
narrated by January LaVoy

Published: 2017
Publisher: Doubleday
Genre: Mystery
Hardback: 290
Rating: 4
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Island: off the coast of Florida

Camino Island
Camino Winds

First sentence(s):
The imposter borrowed the name of Neville Manchin, an actual professor of American literature at Portland State and soon-to-be doctoral student at Stanford.

A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.

Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.

Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets.

My two-bits:

Ensemble cast of characters with (community drama) contribute to this story that gets into the world of rare books.

Enjoyed the insight on bookstores and the use of a bookstore as a kind of character.


* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of Summertime time ( schedule )
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