There's a cool story on the front page of today's Washington Post about a guy who showed up at the Folger Shakespeare Library in D.C. with a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio that was stolen from an English university 10 years ago. He asked the library to authenticate it. As the Post writers put it:
The Folger's sleuthing determined that the old book was genuine all right -- and as hot as a pawned diamond tiara.
Love that turn of phrase. It's a cool story about an odd mystery that the police are just now starting to sort out. The cops have arrested someone ...
The (suspect) lives in a modest brick two-bedroom house in a working-class neighborhood of Washington, England -- the ancestral town of George Washington's family, about a 15-minute drive from the university where the folio was stolen.
According to police, there was a silver Ferrari in his driveway and Armani suits in the closets. The man lived there with his mother, who is in her 80s. The home was crammed with antique books.
... but won't say if it's the same guy who showed up at the library.