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Author Parrish, Stephen, 1958-

Title The Tavernier stones : a novel / Stephen Parrish.

Imprint Woodbury, MN : Midnight Ink, 2010.


Edition 1st ed.
Description 370 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Cartographer John Graf, shunned by his Amish community for pursuing higher education, becomes embroiled in a mystery when the remains of 17th-century mapmaker Cellarius, the subject of centuries-old conjecture, emerge from a German bog. The discovery of his corpse and a ruby clutched in his death grip gives credence to the existence of the fabled Tavernier Stones, a cache of the world's most prized missing jewels. Graf joins forces with a gemologist-turned-grifter to solve a puzzle Cellarius encoded into his final and most famous map.
Subject Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste, 1605-1689 -- Travel -- Fiction.
Cartographers -- Fiction.
Gems -- Fiction.
Gemologists -- Fiction.
Treasure troves -- Fiction.
Theft -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
ISBN 9780738720562

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