Plumtree Press is about to launch a bombshell of a book—a fact-based novel about one of Britain’s most revered authors, Marcus Stonecypher, a member of Virginia Woolf’s Bloomsbury Group. Angela Mayfield’s shocking book reveals a series of explosive secret messages in Stonecypher’s own novels published at the turn of the century, messages that implicate him in secrets of publishers past and a treacherous plot to topple the monarchy. It soon becomes clear to publisher Alex Plumtree that someone will go to any length to keep Angela’s revelations from seeing print—but why, decades after the fact, should anyone care?
First come anonymous warnings, then, on the eve of publication, Alex’s library of precious first editions is vandalized. When deadly warnings and industrial sabotage imperil the book’s publication, Alex realizes he and his author have made some very powerful enemies. And then the titles of Stonecypher’s books become actual events and Alex finds himself threatened with censorship of the most permanent kind.
Julie Kaewert first indulged her fascination with book publishing by taking the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course in 1981. She then worked for book publishers in Boston and London before starting her writing career with a London magazine. Her series of… More about Julie Kaewert