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New York Times “10 Best Crime Novels of 2020” selection
Publishers Weekly Top Ten Pick for Fall 2020, Mysteries & Thrillers 
New York Post Best Books of the Week, September 5, 2020 Best Books of the Month: Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense, September 2020

“Love is strange. It ennobles some people, makes fools of others, and occasionally leads to murder. In Bradford Morrow’s lovely literary mystery, The Forger’s Daughter, the love of books causes all of the above…The elaborate artistic details that go into a literary forgery is itself a work of art.”

—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“Evocatively rendered and emotionally resonant, this literary crime novel is the real deal. Morrow’s gothic tale bears comparison with Poe’s own work.” 

Publishers Weekly, starred and boxed review

“The novel flits evocatively from upstate New York farmhouses to Manhattan auction houses, and there’s an aptly gothic tinge to the tense drama that ensues.”


“This is a novel for booklovers . . . In the same way that a typical Columbo episode was about the criminal and his or her environment, this book is really about the world of the bibliophile and the literary forger. Fascinating and vividly rendered.”


"You don't have to be a book collector or a lover of antiquarian books to enjoy The Forger's Daughter, as it merely provides the backdrop for this classy literary thriller."

Book Reporter


"[Morrow's] sympathetic cast of characters...face difficult moral choices and try to prove the old cliché that there is honor indeed among (literary) thieves."

Wall Street Journal

“Most sequels end up feeling like a pale shadow of their originals, but this one's more like a long-lost twin: unexpected and differently scary.  This is a book about both what we hide and what we agree not to look at too closely so as to be able to go on living not only with those around us, but with ourselves.”

―Brian Evenson, award-winning author of The Open Curtain

“Morrow has secured his high and enduring place in our cultural landscape in part by demonstrating the deep thematic and aesthetic connectedness of compelling mystery and serious literature. This book will race the pulse and nourish the mind in a dazzlingly seamless way. Morrow’s brilliance is unforgeable.”

―Robert Olen Butler, award-winning author of Paris in the Dark

"Keenly anticipated sequel to The Forgers . . .  a bravura performance, with deeply informed insights and nuances that will resonate with collectors everywhere."

—Nicolas Basbanes, author of A Gentle Madness

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