A series of mysterious deaths in the Papyrus Bookstore brings literature-loving police inspector Dejan Lukic to investigate. Together with the attractive owner, Vera Gavrilovic, they discover the elusive Last Book is responsible. Seemingly causeless deaths multiply, the National Security Agency, a secret apocalyptic sect, and others are drawn in, and the secrets of immortality, death, and reality itself are revealed in a masterful trilogy that demonstrates the magical and ultimately benevolent power of literature.
Includes The Last Book, The Grand Manuscript, and The Compendium of the Dead.
Serbian master fantasist Zivkovic has written what may be the most delicious mystery by a speculative-fiction specialist since Stanislaw Lem's mind-boggling The Investigation (1974). Unlike Lem's novel, it is also a discreet, witty love story.-Publishers Weekly, USA