Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Hobby becomes an obsession | Life | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "Book-lover Dick Rohfritch didn’t set out to buy 12,000 modern first editions once owned by an eccentric lawyer-collector found murdered in his rural Missouri home. It’s just that he doesn’t like to play golf. And thereby hangs the tale of how The Woodlands got Good Books in the Woods, a new secondhand bookstore full of remarkable finds.

The dead man, 70-year-old Rolland Comstock, was an avid bibliophile who traveled all over the country to acquire signed first editions by 20th-century British and American writers. In July 2007 he was found dead, shot multiple times, in the mansion he shared with his 50,000 books. No one has been charged in the case, which is still under investigation."

3 comments:

Shirley Wetzel said...

I was thinking it might be another venue for book signings. He needs some more books by good old Texas authors

Graham Powell said...

I could be in my car in 15 minutes...

Randy Johnson said...

Sounds like the plot for the next Cliff Janeway novel.