The Sign Of The Book : A Cliff Janeway Novel (Hardcover)

Author: Dunning, John

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From the "New York Times" bestselling author who has charmed America with his passion for collectible first editions comes a riveting new Cliff Janeway "Bookman" crime novel that reveals some of book collecting's most shocking secrets.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743255059
SKU 39954360
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0743255054
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 9.75L x 1.25T
Author Info
John Dunning
Two-time Edgar Award nominee John Dunning was born on January 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. While still a young boy, he and his family moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he attended school until, at the age of 16, he dropped out to join the army. Following his brief stint in the military, Dunning worked as a glass cutter in Charleston and later as a groom for a number of horse trainers in Idaho and California. It was during that time that the writers' bug bit him. But unfortunately, no one would hire him for lack of formal education and experience. After many years of applying for newspaper jobs, Dunning finally landed a position as a library file clerk at the Denver Post in 1966. That job eventually led to writing assignments in the book-review section and later to news and investigative stories. Dunning also began alternative careers as a press secretary for various political campaigns, a local radio show host and producer, and a mystery novelist. While his first book, THE HOLLAND SUGGESTIONS, received minimal attention from readers and booksellers, his novels LOOKING FOR GINGER NORTH and DEADLINE both received Edgar nominations. In 1992, Dunning gained a following and received both the Nero Wolfe Award and an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association award for the novel BOOKED TO DIE, which features ex-cop turned rare-book dealer Cliff Janeway. Its long-awaited sequel, BOOKMAN'S WAKE, was published in 1995. Himself an expert on rare and collectible books, Dunning opened Denver's Old Algonquin Bookstore in 1984 and later launched an appointment-only, first edition business. Drawing on his career in radio and his knowledge of radio history, Dunning wrote ON THE AIR: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OLD-TIME RADIO in 1996.
"[T]he Bookman novels...[are] compulsively readable....Dunning writes with such confidence and assurance the reader cannot help being drawn into this compelling whodunit."
"[C]lever....Janeway is as resourceful as ever."
"[I]t's great thumbing the pages with Janeway."
From the Publisher
Annotation This mystery is the fourth in a series starring Cliff Janeway, a Denver ex-cop who became an antiquarian book dealer. Janeway's lover and partner in his bookstore, lawyer Erin D'Angelo, needs his help in a difficult matter in Paradise, Colorado. Years ago, Erin's best friend Laura and Erin's first love Bobby had an affair, and subsequently married. That severed Erin's connection with them both, but now Bobby has been shot, Laura's confessed to it, and she's asked Erin to defend her. Erin, with deep misgivings, would like Janeway to investigate the circumstances of the murder, and to assess whether the late man's reportedly valuable book collection would be able to pay Laura's legal bills.
Editors Note Entreated by partner Erin D'Angelo to help in the case of a friend, who has been accused of murdering her husband, avid book collector Cliff Janeway investigates the whereabouts of the couple's three children during the killing and discovers that the victim possessed a valuable collection of books. By the author of The Bookman's Promise.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0353
Publisher Scribner Book Company
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