A novel featuring an antiquarian bookseller as the main character is bound to capture my attention. Add to that the mystery behind who actually wrote Shakespeare's plays and you have all the ingredients for a delicious read in The Bookman's Tale.
The author Charlie Lovett is a former bookseller himself, and his love of books certainly shines through on every page.
The plot (told in alternating time periods) is interesting and I enjoyed the sections with Peter working in the restorations section of the library the most.
The Bookman's Tale is a cozy mystery that should whet the appetite of any bibliophile and whilst I did find it entertaining, I didn't fall head over heels reading it.
My rating = ***