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UNBOUND
UNCATALOGUED
UNPRINTABLE
UNSIGNED
UNSOLICITED
UNTITLED



The Avengers
Copyright © 1998
by Julie Kaewert
Bantam
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Starring Ralph Fiennes as the indomitable Mr Steed and Uma Thurman as the sexy but deadly Mrs Peel, The Avengers combines a duo of sophistication, ruthlessness and grit with a healthy dose of humor. The premise; these two British operatives plan to stop evil aristocrat Sean Connery from succeeding with his diabolical plan ... to control the weather and take over the world! — from the publisher


Unbound
Copyright © 1997
by Julie Kaewert
Crimeline
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England's prestigious Plumtree Press is about to release a shocking book that exposes coded messages in a famous novel — codes alleged to be printer's errors. The messages are so treacherous, that if discovered at the original time of publication, the author would have been hung for treason. Now, with someone ruthlessly trying to keep this revealing expose out of stores, Alex Plumtree must protect his star author and family's legacy before the phrase "publish or perish" becomes all too real! — from the publisher


Uncatalogued
Copyright © 2002
by Julie Kaewert
Crimeline
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A diary someone would kill to keep secret...
It promises to be the find of the century: documents by famed diarist Samuel Pepys rumored to be in the US — which is where publisher Alex Plumtree and his fiancée, Sarah, are headed for his college reunion. Then bizarre things start happening ... a Royal accident imperils the succession and fiery violence rocks London, mimicking Pepys's chronicles of seventeenth-century England. Things get even more curious when the archivist who stumbled on the uncatalogued papers vanishes. Then a centuries-old scandal surfaces that could bring down the modern monarchy. Soon Alex begins to suspect that the diaries may not have been penned by Pepys after all — but by someone whose shocking actions may have altered the course of history.... — from the publisher

The author's love for rare books is the focal point of the story ... — Publishers Weekly


Unprintable
Copyright © 1998
by Julie Kaewert
Crimeline
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It is possibly the most repugnant piece of fiction in all of England. So why is Plumtree Press, one of the country's most respectable publishing houses, about to add the hotly controversial new novel to its list? Publisher Alex Plumtree isn't talking. Hardly anyone knows he has taken on the project as a favor to the Prime Minister. Forget the bad press and hateful reviews. Alex swiftly finds himself on the wrong side of a lawsuit, bugged, betrayed, roughed up, and implicated in murder. Suddenly Alex doesn't know who to trust. For someone is clearly determined to stop the presses at any cost. The only thing Alex does know for certain is that going to press with this book may cost him more than just his reputation ... it may cost him his life. — from the publisher


Unsigned
Copyright © 2001
by Julie Kaewert
Crimeline
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The life of the party was just found dead....
It was billed as the biggest literary event of the season. McKinley Montague, the handsome, enigmatic author of sensational serial-killer novels, was to make a rare book-signing appearance at the grand opening of London's newest superbookstore. But the author never arrives — and word quickly spreads that Montague is dead, the victim of a mysterious boating accident. Publisher Alex Plumtree is shocked by McKinley's sudden passing. Yet even more disturbing is the encounter Alex has in a local coffee shop with a reporter that very night. First the scribe reveals he received a tip that McKinley's own publishers had him murdered to boost his sales. Seconds later, a bullet shatters the cafe's window, missing the pair by inches. The shooting is only the first of many bizarre incidents, unexplained deaths, and troubling phone calls. And with his own life hanging in the balance, Alex wonders if McKinley's demise was just the opening chapter in London's deadliest literary season ever. ... — from the publisher


Unsolicited
Copyright © 2000
by Julie Kaewert
Crimeline
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From bestseller to death-dealer
London's Plumtree Press has a world-class bestseller of a novel. And the sequel is earmarked to get this old family firm out of the red. But its anonymous author, known to Plumtree only as "Arthur," has apparently vanished, leaving the crucial last five chapters undelivered. Alex already knows they reveal the identity of the characters who smuggled British children to America during World War II. But, of course, this is fiction. So when a lead critic previews the book as a nonfiction exposé, Alex is shocked. Even more so when the critic is murdered ... and Alex finds himself the target of a ruthless hunt for the manuscript and bizarre attempts on his life. Ducking newshounds, government officials, and the sniping of jealous publishers, Alex knows only one thing: If he can't find Arthur and untangle the truth, his next season's list may be a posthumous one. — from the publisher
Untitled
Copyright © 1999
by Julie Kaewert
Crimeline
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The perfume of old books and the smell of danger...
Publisher Alex Plumtree is in for the most astounding week of his life. First he comes into possession of a rare, centuries-old book, rumored destroyed on orders of King Edward IV. Then he receives an undreamed-of honor: an invitation to join a select society of book collectors ... who are also some of the most powerful men and women in England. But Alex's triumph quickly turns sour. The book vanishes from Alex's office. His initiation weekend with the Dibdin Club is rife with bizarre behavior, appalling accidents — and a death that sends Alex reeling. He quickly begins to suspect that his valuable find is even more than it seemed on first glance. For hidden in its pages is a shocking secret that could change the history of books forever ... as well as the face of the modern world. And there are people — and foreign powers — who would do anything to keep this secret from coming to light. All Alex has to do is figure out what that secret is. If he can stay alive long enough. — from the publisdher

Alex is an engaging and often comic hero, and he is supported by wonderful secondary characters. The plot is complicated and occasionally confusing, but in the end, the charming characters and the suspenseful race to find the book hold readers' attention. — Publishers Weekly

Anglophiles, bibliophiles and mystery lovers in general will enjoy Untitled. Kaewert presents a lively story peppered with facts that appeal to the bookworm in all of us. The mystery will beguile you and history fans will find themselves murmuring "what if." — Romantic Times

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