The Book of Virtue by Ken Bruen

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Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors
With his hated father dead, a man’s life takes a dangerous turn
He doesn’t cry when his father, Frank, dies. The old man was an abusive, self-absorbed drunk, and when cancer takes him to his deathbed, his son is there to watch. At Frank’s final moment he leans over and whispers in his ear, letting the dying man know that he’s glad to see him go. His only inheritance is a heavy, leather-bound book. He has never seen it before, and has trouble believing that his brutal, ignorant father ever touched something so beautiful. But the volume is well-thumbed, full of aphorisms and advice written in the dead man’s hand. Soon after he reads it, the son finds his life spiraling out of control. If he doesn’t want to follow Daddy to the grave, he had best heed the lessons of the book.

About Ken Bruen

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Published November 12, 2012 by Road. 27 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The publication by of a quartet of bibliomysteries --- shorter mystery and suspense fiction centered on books --- would not be complete without a work by Ken Bruen.

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