Publication: The Mysterious Bookshop, 2017, New York
First edition. One of 100 copies issued in cloth, numbered and signed by the author. As new, unread copy in dust jacket. "At first glance, the miniature book of hours with gilt-edged pages and the beautiful box that contains it look too small to be of any real consequence----which is exactly why the woman, hardly a thief in her day-to-day life, doesn't think twice about pocketing the package when it catches her eye at the local antiquarian bookshop. But this minor transgression sets in motion a series of events, each one more disastrous than the one before it; as the pretty little box changes hands---being misplaced, stolen, lost, and discarded---it leaves a path of death and destruction in its wake. Meanwhile, all along, one question courses through this chilling history: is the book really the source of its dreadful power, or are the would-be owners of the item already cursed by their covetous desire to posses it---each impelled by one of the seven deadly sins?" This is the 34th book in the series.
Inventory Number: 42880