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The Bookseller

(2012)
(The first book in the Hugo Marston series)
A novel by

 
 
Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris? Max—an elderly Paris bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold? On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival drug gangs engage in violent turf wars. Before long, other booksellers start to disappear, their bodies found floating in the Seine. Though the police are not interested in his opinion, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of these bouquinistes. Then he himself becomes a target of the unknown assassins. With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair. Just as the killer intended. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Stylish, suspenseful, and smart, Mark Pryor's The Bookseller conveys the reader expertly through a puzzle of missing Nazi hunters and drug deals. Fans of Alan Furst will find much to love. As strong and welcome as a hot coffee on a chilly Paris morning. Bibliophiles, Francophiles, and mystery addicts rejoice! The debut of Hugo Marston is one you don't want to miss." - Steven Sidor


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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel
Author(s): Mark Pryor
ISBN: 1-61614-708-3 / 978-1-61614-708-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel (Hugo Marston (1))
Author(s): Mark Pryor
ISBN: 1-4526-1369-9 / 978-1-4526-1369-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel (Hugo Marston (1))
Author(s): Mark Pryor
ISBN: 1-4526-4369-5 / 978-1-4526-4369-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel (Hugo Marston (1))
Author(s): Mark Pryor
ISBN: 1-4526-6369-6 / 978-1-4526-6369-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel
Author(s): Mark Pryor
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June 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel
Author(s): Mark Pryor
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel
Author(s): Mark Pryor
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel
Author(s): Mark Pryor
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel
Author(s): Mark Pryor
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
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October 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel (A Hugo Marston Novel Series Book 1)
Author(s): Mark Pryor
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU