A three-week scramble to find two handwritten manuscripts by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges worth nearly $1 million ended on Monday when they were discovered in the bookstore that had reported them missing.Read More
Lame Duck Books, a seller of rare books, art and manuscripts in Cambridge, Massachusetts, had reported the short story manuscripts missing and presumed stolen after they were last seen on November 12 at an antiquarian book fair in Germany.
"By strange chance we've located the manuscripts today. They had been tucked behind the backing of a photograph that was inside a little plastic sheath that was in one of our manuscript files when we were at the book fair," John Wronoski, Lame Duck's owner, told Reuters.
The global police network Interpol, which fights international crime, had been notified along with police in Harvard Square in Cambridge, where the bookstore had previously held them locked in a safe.
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