Vintage Books of Death

Dark Roasted Blend hat ein schönes Posting über das literarische Subgenre Bibliomysteries: Tödliche Bücher!

Do you know that there is a certain sub-genre (sub-sub-genre?) of murder mysteries concerned with the world of authors, manuscripts, rare and deadly books - with the emphasis on deadly books?. Typically, they feature an indefatigable hero leaping around libraries in a race against time, unearthing cyphers, ancient manuscripts and clues hidden in old books.

Thrillers like this belong to a popular sub-genre called bibliomysteries, and as the name suggests, they all concern some sort of bookish skull-duggery.

Vintage Bibliomysteries: Books Can Be Fatal!