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And the worst thing is **spoiler alert** the book just ends.
Bartlett brings the reader into the world of rare books, opens up the world of John Gilkey, the book thief, and shares her love of books with the reader.
Above all this is a fascinating crime story with an interesting twist at the conclusion.
I understand the passion book collectors have--I have a ton of books, not classics, that I feel I "must have. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
As a book-lover, I thought I was going to read a work about a clever bibliophile who lost himself in an obsession. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Thoreau book man
What drives people to steal?
John Charles Gilkey, a con artist who’s made off with a fortune of stolen rare books from around the United States, is motivated not by... Read more
Any lover of books would adore this particular story that combines true crime, psychological analysis, and some good old fashioned bibliomania. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julie Merilatt
The author has done a service to book dealers and libraries in helping identify the type of personality that might steal books and how they would accomplish the theft. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bcook
In my opinion, the author must have felt impelled to publish this for some reason, when it was still in draft form and without the advantage of a good editor.Published 2 months ago by EOB
Good quick read. Did not really like the book. Question the author's behavior as she knowingly worked with a criminal but did not find it necessary to turn him in. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rossann Baker
soooo boring. I just couldn't finish it. I gave up at page 106. it's so repetitive. it goes nowhere. I want my time wasted back!!!!Published 2 months ago by Juan Dubini