When a suspected forger is brutally murdered, his sister’s loverhimself a notorious counterfeiter of the handwriting of literary greatsis caught in a web of truth and lies that puts his own life in jeopardy
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery & Thriller Pick for Fall 2014
The Mysterious Press
978-0-8021-2427-2 • $14.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2015
“Like the love child of Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle . . . delightful to read.”NPR.com
“The Forgers hits the sweet spot at the juncture of genre crime fiction and the mainstream novel with an almost mystical perfection. In its deep knowledge of books and those who trade in them and in its thousand vivid, unexpected turns of phraseits depth of both subject and languageThe Forgers could have been written only by Morrow, and at only the rare and striking level of mastery he has now achieved.” Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story
From acclaimed novelist Bradford Morrow, called “a mesmerizing storyteller who casts an irresistible spell” by Joyce Carol Oates, and “one of America’s major literary voices” by Publishers Weekly, comes a richly told literary thriller about the dark side of the bibliophile community.
The rare book world is stunned when a reclusive collector, Adam Diehl, is found on the floor of his Montauk home: hands severed, surrounded by valuable inscribed books and original manuscripts that have been vandalized beyond repair. Adam’s sister, Meghan, and her lover, Willa convicted if unrepentant literary forgerstruggle to come to terms with the incomprehensible murder. But when Will begins receiving threatening handwritten letters, seemingly penned by long-dead authors but really from someone who knows secrets about Adam’s death and Will’s past, he understands his own life is also on the lineand attempts to forge a new beginning for himself and his beloved Meg.