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4 Stars (Out of 5)
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As the overnight bookseller in a strange bookstore, Clay Jannon unravels the secrets of its shelves and customers.  His interesting discoveries and sometimes humorous deductions keep the plot lively, but the characters are a little too flat, and I never really found a beating heart at the center of this story.  The most fascinating “character” is the company known as Google.  Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore will appeal to readers interested in any combination of technology, books, antiquity, and mystery.