DEWEY DECIMATED by Charles A. Goodrum

DEWEY DECIMATED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Between the National Gallery and the Smithsonian stands the Werner-Bok Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Murchison DeVeer (manuscripts) is dead in the stacks, whacked with a paper-cutter blade. Nasty, but nasty is nice in this old-fashioned, bibliophically atmospheric--even educational--debut. Eminently solvable, overlong, and, yes, occasionally arch and amateurish, but a welcome attempt at putting killing back indoors, where it's cozy.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1977
Publisher: Crown