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Booked to Die (Cliff Janeway Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780743410656
ISBN10: 0743410653
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Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he is an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local bookscout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway's wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge. andlt;BRandgt; Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshop — all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now, Janeway's life is about to start a precarious new chapter as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains. andlt;BRandgt; Includes information on John Dunning's new Cliff Janeway novel, andlt;Iandgt;The Bookman's Promise,andlt;/Iandgt; coming soon in hardcover from Scribner

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"You have to love the premise of this book. A Denver detective, sick of police work, quits his job and opens a bookstore. Is that great or what? Cliff Janeway is a book collector from way back, so what's more natural than to begin selling his prize first editions when his job goes sour. More to the point, Janeway's new bookstore is an island of peace compared to the crime traffic with which he formerly had to deal. That included the unsolved murder of a book scout, a guy who made his living picking up bargains at the Goodwill and peddling them to bookstores. Janeway pursues that mystery in the course of his own book searches, and it turns out to be a good story. But don't be distracted from the real fun—all that lore about books and the book trade. It's a bibliophile's dream." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

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Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he's an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local bookscout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, sleazeball Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding murder convictions. Unfortunately for Janeway, his swift form of off-duty justice costs him his badge.

Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a bookshop — all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now Janeway's life is about to change in profound and shocking ways as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.

About the Author

John Dunning is the national and New York Times bestselling author of Booked to Die, which won the prestigious Nero Wolfe award, The Bookman's Wake (a New York Times Notable Book of 1995), the Edgar Award-nominated Deadline, The Holland Suggestions, and Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime. An expert on rare and collectible books, he owned the Old Algonquin Bookstore in Denver for many years. He is also an expert on American radio history, authoring On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. His latest Cliff Janeway novel, The Bookman's Promise, is forthcoming in hardcover from Scribner. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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barnabas14, May 3, 2013 (view all comments by barnabas14)
I had never heard of John Dunning until a recent trip to LA. A used book seller was taking me thru all the wonderful(!!!!) used bookstores there and suggested I read a John Dunning book.

This was my first and it won't be my last. Not only was there a compelling story about a murder and all the chasing down of that but Dunning does a great job of giving you a small picture of what it would be like to own your used bookshop. He loads the book with authors (some of whom I had never heard of) and their writings.

All in all, it is a great book for those who love books and reading!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743410656
Author:
Dunning, John
Publisher:
Pocket Star Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Denver (colo.)
Subject:
Rare books
Subject:
Denver
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Cliff Janeway Novels
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
(F) inc tsr
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 7.385 oz

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Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he's an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local bookscout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, sleazeball Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding murder convictions. Unfortunately for Janeway, his swift form of off-duty justice costs him his badge.

Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a bookshop — all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now Janeway's life is about to change in profound and shocking ways as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.

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