The Book Of Mirrors

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the Book Of Mirrors

by E. O. Chirovici

 

When big-shot literary agent Peter Katz receives an unfinished manuscript entitled The Book of Mirrors, he is intrigued.

The author, Richard Flynn is writing a memoir about his time at Princeton in the late 80s, documenting his relationship with the famous Professor Joseph Wieder.

One night in 1987, Wieder was brutally murdered in his home and the case was never solved.

Peter Katz is hell-bent on getting to the bottom of what happened that night twenty-five years ago and is convinced the full manuscript will reveal who committed the violent crime.

But other people’s recollections are dangerous weapons to play with, and this might be one memory that is best kept buried.

 

When part of a manuscript lands on the desk of literary agent, Peter Katz, he is intrigued by the story of Richard Flynn, a student at Princeton, his girlfriend Laura Baines and charismatic Professor, Joseph Wieder.  Richard began working for the Professor in his library, but when he is found murdered, Richard becomes a suspect.
When Peter Katz tries to uncover the rest of the manuscript it transpires that it is lost. There follows two investigations into this 20 year old crime, one by a journalist, and the other by a detective who was also on the original investigation.
 It is a journey of twists and turns delving into the memories of the characters who played a part in the original story and who have very differing tales to tell; with lapses of memory, truths, half-truths and lies tripping off tongues.
This is a fine multi-layered, intelligent crime story that will keep you guessing about more than just the perpetrator of the crime. The author has created characters with depth and feeling. They take hold of you and immerse you in the story, leaving you reluctant to let it go until the final pages have been read.
A certain winner.
Many thanks to Martin Myers of Penguin/Random House for giving me a copy of this book.

 

 

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