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Bookhunter

by Jason Shiga

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Ripped from today's headlines, Bookhunter fires off and you can't quit reading. The excitement is fulfilling. The year is 1973. A priceless book has been stolen from the Oakland Public Library. A crack team of Bookhunters (aka. library police) have less than three days to recover the stolen item. It's a race against the clock as our heroes use every tool in their arsenal of library equipment to find the book and the mastermind who stole it. Will the detectives catch this scoundrel? Find out in Bookhunter, the greatest comic of the new millennium. What a roller coaster ride of excitement! What an unexpected twist takes place! Do not begin Bookhunter unless you are prepared to finish it in one sitting.… (more)
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It is 1973 and a serious crime has been uncovered at the Oakland Public Library – a rare Caxton Bible on loan from the Library of Congress has been replaced by a forgery. Time to call in the Library Police to solve this nefarious crime or, as they quickly discover ‘basically…three concentric locked-room mysteries’ and they have only three days to do so.

If you are looking for the perfect graphic novel for your favourite librarian or bibiliophile, look no further than Bookhunter by Jason Shiga, a wonderfully over-the-top but clearly fond poke at the profession. It combines a mystery, some heavy duty SWAT action by the library police, and the real threat of deadly paper cuts as punishment for crimes against the public library system with some very funny inside jokes that perhaps only librarians can fully appreciate but still had me, just a poor librarian wannabe, giggling out loud. For anyone with a love of books and libraries, this is just a whole lot of zany fun. ( )
  lostinalibrary | Sep 10, 2016 |
Librarians are Guardians of the First Amendment. We need more books like this. And I need to join the Library Marshals. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
Librarians are Guardians of the First Amendment. We need more books like this. And I need to join the Library Marshals. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
Librarians are Guardians of the First Amendment. We need more books like this. And I need to join the Library Marshals. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
Librarians are Guardians of the First Amendment. We need more books like this. And I need to join the Library Marshals. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
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Ripped from today's headlines, Bookhunter fires off and you can't quit reading. The excitement is fulfilling. The year is 1973. A priceless book has been stolen from the Oakland Public Library. A crack team of Bookhunters (aka. library police) have less than three days to recover the stolen item. It's a race against the clock as our heroes use every tool in their arsenal of library equipment to find the book and the mastermind who stole it. Will the detectives catch this scoundrel? Find out in Bookhunter, the greatest comic of the new millennium. What a roller coaster ride of excitement! What an unexpected twist takes place! Do not begin Bookhunter unless you are prepared to finish it in one sitting.

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