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The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel Paperback – 1 June 2013

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ PROMETHEUS BOOKS; 1st edition (1 June 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 303 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1616147083
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1616147082
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 1.93 x 20.96 cm
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"A fabulous new thriller writer has entered the game. Mark Pryor's The Bookseller crackles with intelligence, wit, and insider knowledge. Hugo Marston is a hero to be reckoned with, and the lush Paris backdrop makes you ache to get on a plane. The perfect escapist read—Paris, books, history, intrigue&mdashwhat more can you ask for?" --J. T. Ellison, Author of A Deeper Darkness

"Stylish, suspenseful, and smart... . Fans of Alan Furst will find much to love... . Bibliophiles, Francophiles, and mystery addicts rejoice! The debut of Hugo Marston is one you don't want to miss." --Steven Sidor, Author of Pitch Dark

"The Bookseller is a sure-footed debut novel for Mark Pryor. His protagonist, Hugo Marston, is a savvy guide through a fast-paced story that will keep readers guessing with every turn of the page. Pryor's sharp eye for detail makes contemporary Paris one of the novel's most endearing characters. The Bookseller is a first-rate beginning for a mystery series that will surely earn a loyal following." --David Lindsey, Author of Sorrow's Spy

"....a well-crafted, atmospheric mystery that kept me turning the pages until I was breathless. Hugo Marston is my new favorite hero... ." --Jennifer Hillier, Author of Creep and Freak

"Tightly plotted and filled with suspense, Mark Pryor's debut novel delivers the goods. Hugo Marston is a thinking man's hero, by turns honorable and ruthless. I can hardly wait for the next installment of Marston's adventures." --Carol Carr, Author of the India Black series

"VERDICT: Pryor's steady and engrossing debut combines Sherlockian puzzle solving with Eric Ambler-like spy intrigue. With a cast of characters you want to know better and a storyline cloaked in World War II betrayals (think Nazi collaborators), the author winningly blends contemporary crime with historical topics." --Library Journal, Debut of the Month! Starred review!

"[A] tale of a city that's gritty, utterly real and filled with surprises both horrifying and tender. Much like a baguette, this fabulous story is crusty on the outside, sweet on the inside, and once you've had a bit, you can't wait for more."

"Pryor introduces Hugo Marston, once FBI, now head of security at the Paris U.S. embassy, and his friend Tom Green, a brash former CIA agent. They are caught in a fascinating adventure with enough intrigue to satisfy every reader. Kudos for a fantastic debut!" --RT Book Reviews, Four and a Half Stars

About the Author

MARK PRYOR (Austin, TX) is an assistant district attorney with the Travis County District Attorney's Office, in Austin, Texas. He is the creator of the true-crime blog DAConfidential. He has appeared on CBS News's 48 Hours and Discovery Channel's Discovery ID: Cold Blood. This is his first mystery novel.

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