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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. Now it falls to struggling writer Mercer Mann to crack a case that has thwarted the FBI's finest minds. Praise for Camino Island 'A bewitching blend of high-stakes spying mission and summer…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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. Now it falls to struggling writer Mercer Mann to crack a case that has thwarted the FBI's finest minds. Praise for Camino Island 'A bewitching blend of high-stakes spying mission and summer romance, with a fascinatingly ambiguous central character' The Sunday Times 'Think Da Vince Code meets Sherlock Holmes' The 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
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.
  • Seitenzahl: 310
  • Erscheinungstermin: 11. Januar 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 177mm x 111mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 177g
  • ISBN-13: 9781473663756
  • ISBN-10: 147366375X
  • Artikelnr.: 49101169
Autorenporträt
John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, seven kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 45 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Rezensionen
Tasty . . . a fresh, fun departure . . . sheer catnip . . . a most agreeable summer destination. USA Today
A delightfully lighthearted caper . . . [a] fast-moving, entertaining tale. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A happy lark [that] provides the pleasure of a leisurely jaunt periodically jolted into high gear, just for the fun and speed of it. The New York Times Book Review

Sheer catnip . . . [Grisham] reveals an amiable, sardonic edge here that makes Camino Island a most agreeable summer destination. USA Today

Fans will thrill with the classic chase and satisfying ending; and book lovers will wallow in ecstasy. The Florida Times-Union