Booked to die : a mystery introducing Cliff Janeway

by Dunning, John, 1942-

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Fiction FIC Dun
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC Dun
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Dunning,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Dunning,
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction F DUNNING 1992
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction
Call Number  F DUNNING 1992
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction MYS DUNNI
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Collection  Fiction
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Penn Hills Library Mystery MYS DUNNING
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  MYS DUNNING
Pleasant Hills Public Library Mystery FIC MYS Dun
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  FIC MYS Dun
Sewickley Public Library Fiction M DUN
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  M DUN
Shaler North Hills Library Mystery MYSTERY DUNNING
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Mystery
Wilkinsburg Public Library Mystery FIC DUN MYS Cliff Janeway # 1
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  FIC DUN MYS Cliff Janeway # 1
First in the Cliff Janeway series from national bestselling author John Dunning.

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 book scout 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.

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Denver cop and rare-book collector Cliff Janeway has a least favorite psychopath who likes to beat derelicts until they're dead. A new case looks to fit the bill--or close enough. Bobby made a bad living tracking down rare books and selling them. He's discovered battered and dead in an alleyway. The problem is he isn't quite beaten enough to fit the psycho's m.o. Dunning has two paperback Edgars to his name and all the signs of a series winner starring the bibliophile Janeway. The trade lore works just great: signed Faulkners, first-edition Stephen Kings, all capable of raising several thousand, more than enough to get Bobby killed by a fellow bum. But was Bobby onto a discovery big enough to get him whacked by someone of more substance? Dunning is an amazingly assured writer, willing to head off down narrative side streets, secure that his readers will follow. He's never wrong. Booked to Die joins the select ranks of specialist crime fiction that works on all levels, from insider stuff to killer stuff. ~--Peter Robertson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Denver cop and rare book collector Cliff Janeway is introduced in this engrossing whodunit from two-time Edgar nominee Dunning. A sensitive and introspective sort, Janeway chafes in the hard-edged role of law enforcer so often demanded of him. When a down-on-his-luck book scout named Bobby Westfall is murdered, Cliff at first suspects local thug and personal nemesis Jackie Newton. Newton's girlfriend, a victim of physical abuse, makes Cliff more determined than ever to nail Newton. Sensitivity notwithstanding, he goes after his quarry with both fists cocked and both barrels aimed, neglecting any semblance of correct police procedure. This ironic twist shapes the plot as Janeway delves further into his city's antiquarian book trade, whose practitioners display an expertise exceeded only by their greed. Crisp, direct prose and nearly pitch-perfect dialogue enhance this meticulously detailed page-turner. Mystery Guild alternate; paperback rights to Avon. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Cliff Janeway mystery
#1 - Booked to die
#2 - The Bookman's wake
#3 - The Bookman's promise
#4 - The Sign of the book
#5 - The Bookwoman's last fling
Subjects Janeway, Cliff -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Rare books -- Fiction.
Denver (Colo.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Scribner's,1992
Language English
Description xiv, 321 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0684193833 :
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