SC02: 2013: THE CAXTON PRIVATE LENDING LIBRARY & BOOK DEPOSITORY

AWARDS
Winner: 2014 Edgar Award (Best Short Story)
Nominee: 2014 Anthony Award (Best Short Story)

SYNOPSIS
Mr. Berger spent 34 years as a closed accounts registrar, keeping his life as quiet and empty as possible. He prefers the company of books to that of people, and when the opportunity for early retirement presents itself, he is happy to spend the rest of his years in the countryside, with only books for company.

Mr. Berger’s quiet life is interrupted one evening when he sees a woman fling herself before a train, in the manner of Anna Karenina. When he rushes to help, however, the woman is gone—and thus Mr. Berger is even more shocked when he sees the same woman do exactly the same thing again, a few nights later. His investigation leads him to the Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository, a place beyond all his imaginings.

COPYRIGHT
©2013 John Connolly

FIRST PUBLISHED
[IMAGE TO COME]
Mysterious Press (US)
Limited Edition HB (numbered and lettered editions) - 82 pages - 15/05/2013 - ISBN: 9781613160510

Mysterious Press (US)
PB - 82 pages - 15/05/2013 - ISBN: 9781613160527

StoryFront (US)
EB - 68 pages (approx.) - 3621 kb - 04/12/2013 - eISBN: 9781477869437

NOTES
The Mysterious Bookshop publishes a new bibliomystery every month. Each story features books and/or those who write them, buy them, read them, collect them, sell them or are in some way involved with them.

Originally published in print format as The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository, and exclusive to THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP in New York (available as a limited edition HB in an illustrated dust jacket, limited to only 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author; there also will be 26 lettered copies, also signed by the author), it is now available in electronic format as The Museum of Literary Souls through AMAZON UK and AMAZON US.

THE COLLECTED
  1. US First Edition PB (signed) 
  2. Kindle EB