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An open-and-shut case for Cambridge bookstore

Fans of mystery lament its closing

Kate Mattes announced yesterday that she would close her store after more than 25 years in the business. She has been worried about the store’s future and said she sees its closing as the first step toward a much-needed break. Kate Mattes announced yesterday that she would close her store after more than 25 years in the business. She has been worried about the store’s future and said she sees its closing as the first step toward a much-needed break. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
By Nandini Jayakrishna
Globe Correspondent / July 17, 2009

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It’s not 221b Baker St., home of the legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes. But Kate’s Mystery Books, an independent bookstore housed in a red and black Victorian at 2211 Massachusetts Ave. is perhaps just as well known to local mystery lovers. (Full article: 653 words)

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