Thorndike Press

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

  • Matthew Sullivan
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  • ISBN-10: 1432842560
  • ISBN-13: 9781432842567
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 444 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2017

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An Indie Next Pick
Goodreads Debut Author of the Month

When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Bedazzling, addictive and wildly clever, this heart-pounding mystery perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu.


Customer Reviews

“Quirky characters and a keen sense of place distinguish this multi-generational tale of abandonment, desperation, and betrayal . . . inventive and intricately plotted.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“This quirky debut novel will have particular appeal for puzzle solvers and booklovers.”

— Booklist

“Though darker than other beloved novels set in bookstores, this story will appeal to fans of Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry and Katarina Bivald’s The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. Mystery readers will also appreciate the clever connections between the characters and the crimes.”

— Library Journal