At the time, I hadn't started reading the book, but now I have and it's totally engaging, so much so that I've started looking for other books by the author, Paul Collins. Fortunately for me, he has more than a few to choose from. As an added bonus, his website has links to his radio shows (he's the literary detective on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday).
The most recent book by Paul Collins
I love discovering authors I didn't know existed, don't you? (Although now that I know that he's on NPR, I rather feel as if I should have found one of his books long before this).