Book Thief Stabs British Collector for The Wind in the Willows


The rare book business turned deadly for a British book dealer, who was stabbed and killed for his first-edition copy of The Wind in the Willows (worth about $64,000) in April, Michael Schaub reports at the Los Angeles Times. The suspect, in calculating crime novel fashion, was planning a robbing-spree among more celebrities and keepers of rare goodies, keeping details of his plans in an Excel spreadsheet.

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