Unprintable

First Paragraph

There’s nothing like the joy of placing pristine handmade paper in a press, clicking bits of type into a composing stick, and breathing the exotic aroma of oil-based ink. Nothing, that is, except perhaps changing the history of Europe.

Alarm bells should have rung when the deputy prime minister phoned me at the Press one balmy March day. “Alex Plumtree? Guy Ferris-Browne here. I admire your work at Plumtree Press tremendously. Listen – I know this is a bit sudden, but – are you free for lunch today?”

I sat up a bit straighter. It wasn’t every day that the humble phone lines of Plumtree Press were graced by the nation’s second-in-power.

Note: Unprintable was the #1 bestselling paperback mystery novel from mystery bookstores nationwide in 1998

“…Kaewert pits the power of politics and money against the collective strength of committed individuals…the true pleasure is Kaewert’s portrayal of her beleaguered bibliophiles and her lovingly detailed description of their world.” Publisher’s Weekly

“Move over Sue Grafton (‘A is for Alibi,’ etc.); make room for mystery writer and Omaha native Julie Wallin Kaewert with her never-a-dull-page ‘Un’ mystery series – first Unsolicited, followed by Unbound and, now, Unprintable. …she deftly weaves the traditional mystery book elements – intrigue, whodunit and a liberal number of red herrings – with a deep, hands-on knowledge of book publishing mechanics. Kaewert treats us to a fast-paced mystery in the finest Anglo tradition, but she gives us so much more – a thriller peopled by intelligent characters whom we come to know and care about set against a British bibliophile backdrop. Who needs the Concorde? Kaewert is so ‘un’ believably engaging that she will take you to England for $5.99 plus tax.” Omaha World-Herald

“Unprintable is a very interesting novel that brings to life traditional English social values in a state of conflict…The who-done-it is engrossing, but the strength of a Julie Kaewert novel is the author’s charming homage to the world of the book lover.” Harriet Klausner

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