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Rides a Stranger

(Book 12 in the Bibliomysteries series)
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After the death of his father, a literature professor is drawn into the murder investigation of a bookstore proprietor. Though Don and his father both love books, their tastes couldn’t be more different. Don is a scholar, and his father reads nothing but schlock. His house is full of dime paperbacks, battered thrillers, and case after case of western novels, none of which his son could ever bear to read. At his father’s funeral, Don is approached by a strange man, a rare book dealer named Lou Caledonia. Don assumes the man wants to buy his dad’s old westerns, but Lou explains that something far more important is on the line. Don finds the cramped confines of Lou’s used bookstore immensely comforting, but a surprise waits for him downstairs. Caledonia has been shot dead, and Don is in danger, too. The boy who was too smart to read pulp fiction is about to find himself trapped in a thriller of his own.

The Bibliomysteries are a series of short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors.

Genre: Mystery

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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Rides a Stranger
Author(s): David Bell
ISBN: 1-5366-4277-0 / 978-1-5366-4277-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition

Title: Rides A Stranger (Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die Book 11)
Author(s): David Bell
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Rides a Stranger (Bibliomysteries Book 12)
Author(s): David Bell
Publisher: Road
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