Morley Christopher

The Haunted Bookshop is a novel by Christopher Morley (1890-1957), first published in 1919. The story takes place in a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn, New York, run by Roger Mifflin and his assistant, Aubrey Gilbert. The bookstore is haunted by the ghost of a former owner, the widow of the original owner, who died in the store. The novel is known for its witty dialogue, charming characters, and its celebration of the joys of reading and bookselling. It has remained a popular representative of the “bibliomystery,” a mystery story set in the world of books.