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Summary: Former war crimes investigator and musicologist Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that locked within its handwritten notes lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2010

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Brown, Dan

Summary: While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci--clues visible for all to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gustav Lübbe Verlag 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 438.3 FIC BRO

Gable, Michelle

Summary: "In 1942, London. Nancy Mitford jumps at the chance to manage the Heywood Hill bookshop while the owner is away at war. When a mysterious French officer insists that she has a story to tell, Nancy must decide if picking up the pen again and revealing all is worth the price she might be forced to pay. Eighty years later, Heywood Hill is abuzz with the hunt for a lost wartime manuscript written...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Pearl, Matthew.

Summary: Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens's untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends Daniel Sand to take possession of the unfinished novel. When Sand is killed, Osgood and Rebecca Sand journey to England determined to recover the manuscript and stop a murderous mastermind.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Santillana 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.3 FICTION PEA

Lerangis, Peter

Summary: After his friend falls seriously ill, Max and his cousin Alex use clues found in their great-great-great-grandfather Jules Vernes unpublished manuscript to find a magical cure.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LER

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LER

Kiernan, Caitlín R.

Summary: Sarah Crowe left Atlanta to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant, a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on the property. Tied to local legends of supernatural magic, accidents, and murders, the gnarled tree takes root in Sarah's imagination, prompting her to write her own...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roc 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIE

McAvoy, Gary

Summary: Discovery of long-hidden documents in the Vatican Secret Archives reveals the Resurrection to be a myth.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Literati Editions 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCA

Lerangis, Peter

Summary: "Max Tilt thinks his luck is finally changing, thanks to his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne's unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures. Using the clues Verne left behind, Max and his cousin Alex were able to bottle the magical healing elements needed to cure his mother's illness just in the nick of time. But then Max and Alex discover that the vials were stolen by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LER

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LER

Langer, Adam.

Summary: "A novel about a down-on-his-luck short-story writer who becomes embroiled in an elaborate confidence game designed to scam the publishing world"--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC LAN

Beebe, Katy.

Summary: After painstakingly handcrafting a replacement copy of a library book, a medieval monk tries to protect it from a hungry bear with a taste for literature. Includes historical note on illuminated manuscripts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Pub Co 2014

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Becker, James.

Summary: On assignment at a lavish English mansion, museum conservator Angela Lewis makes a shocking discovery--a parchment describing the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The excitement surrounding her miracle-find is quickly tempered, however, when she and her husband become the targets of a shadowy group determined to keep this document a secret.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BEC

Thomason, Dustin.

Summary: Shortly before December 21, 2012, a CDC expert encounters a confounding medical mystery, and a talented Mayan scholar comes into possession of a priceless codex with terrifying implications for modern civilization.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2012

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Allen, E. A.

Summary: An unbreakable cipher, a dead priest with expensive shoes, a hermit who converses with saints, an angry French girl, and much more might stop an ordinary fifteen-year-old safe-cracking genius, but not Percy St.-John. He's out to prove he did not steal a mysterious ancient book that may hold the key to mankind's greatest hope and greatest danger.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Histria Kids 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ALL

Jacobs, John Hornor

Summary: [The author] turns his fertile imagination to the evil that breeds within the human soul. A brilliant mix of the psychological and supernatural, blending the acute insight of Roberto Bolaño and the eerie imagination of H. P. Lovecraft, The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky examines life in a South American dictatorship. Centered on the journal of a poet-in-exile and his failed attempts at translating a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Kumarasamy, Akil

Summary: "Alternating between the protagonist's present life and passages of a manuscript in translation, Meet Us by the Roaring Sea is a genre-bending exploration of memory, war, technology, friendship, love, consciousness, and the challenges of caring for others in an age where we are so often lost in our own minds"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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Zapata, Michael

Summary: The story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans. In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel. The novel earns rave reviews, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she destroys the only copy of the manuscript. Decades...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2020

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ZAP

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ZAP

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Zapata 2020

Hewson, David.

Summary: Disillusioned by the darker side of Venice, English cataloguer Daniel Forster discovers a lost musical masterpiece within a library of dusty manuscripts and is drawn into a treacherous game of deception that spans three centuries.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEW

Mann, Peter

Summary: "Berlin, September, 1945. Two manuscripts are found in rubble, each one narrating conflicting versions of the life of an Irish spy during the war. One of them is the journal of a German military intelligence officer and anti-Nazi cowed into silence named Adrian de Groot, charting his relationship with his agent, friend, and sometimes lover, an Irishman named Frank Pike. In De Groot's narrative,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAN

Morrow, Bradford

Summary: In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a weathered original sonata manuscript--the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens--come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. To Meta's eye, it appears to be an authentic eighteenth-century work; to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

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Landragin, Alex

Summary: "Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut-a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LAN

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De Castrique, Mark.

Summary: "Former Chief Warrant Officer Sam Blackman lost a leg in Iraq and emerged from the V.A. hospital in Asheville, NC, as a bitter civilian without a job or a future. But when he solved a series of local murders, Sam not only brought the guilty to justice but found meaning for his life. Now he and his partner, Nakayla Robertson, are opening a detective agency. They have high hopes that the thriving...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Poisoned Pen 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEC

McDermid, Val.

Summary: When torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, Jane Gresham, a Wordsworth specialist, continues her research on the friendship of Fletcher Christian and William Wordsworth and feels compelled to discover if Wordsworth's lost epic ever existed.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M MCD

Khoury, Raymond.

Summary: To rescue kidnapped Tess Chaykin, FBI agent Sean Reilly infiltrates the Pope's massive Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition in search of a document known as the Fondo Templari, a secret history of the infamous Templars.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2010

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Penman, Sharon Kay.

Summary: Justin de Quincy is drawn into a conspiracy when he investigates a forged document that implicates Prince John in a plot to kill his brother King Richard, a scheme that also endangers the woman Justin serves, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEN

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