If you love the feel of paper or the smell of books, then you have something in common with many of the characters featured in Charlie Lovett's novels. His brand of literary mystery thrusts a present-day book lover into a historical mystery that can often only be solved in dusty libraries.
His first two novels explored whether famous authors actually penned the works that made them famous. In The Bookman's Tale, the much debated mystery of who authored the many plays attributed to Shakespeare is explored. And in First Impressions, Lovett casts doubt on whether Jane Austen actually wrote Pride and Prejudice. But far from being dry, academic explorations, Lovett excels at bringing to life both his present-day characters and the historical subjects of his mysteries. And his latest entry into the genre might be his most exciting yet.
The Holy Grail is the subject of his latest work, titled The Lost Book of the Grail.