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Booked to Die (Cliff Janeway Series #1)

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Booked to Die

    First of all, it is important to point out that the actual mystery part of this book is not terribly original or thrilling. You don't read it for that though. You read this book for its shameless indulgence of bibliomania and book collecting. I actually learned quite a bit from this book about book collecting. If you fancy yourself a bit of a bibliophile, then I can certainly suggest Booked to Die.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    A great series

    I had read this series in trade paperback a year or so ago. I felt at that time that John Dunning was so jaded a/o cynical that he'd never allow them to become e-books. Wasn't I surprized.

    In Cliff Janeway, Dunning gets a voice that I believe is how he might feel about life in general. When I read them before, I kept feeling that he was kind of channeling Raymond Chandler or Dashell Hammit, and that in another life, Cliff Janeway would sound like Humphry Bogart as Sam Spade.

    A burnt-out cop takes the law into his own hands to save someone. Why not, he's ready to change careers. The fallout sends him into the workd of used books. The characters he meets are as crazy as the ones he's met as a cop, with more nooks and crannies than they had ever had.

    All for the love of books, or maybe the mysteries that surround them.

    Duning has a wonderful character in Cliff Janeway. In no way is this book claasified as a "cosy mystery" but books/series like this were the bellewether for that genre. I just wish they were so cynical

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Page turner is an understatement

    Spellbinding look into the oft insane world of book collecting with a great ending. Dunning packs a punch like O. Henry!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Highly recommend and waiting for the next #2

    I recommend this book to all who love books and a good mystery!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2001

    What a twist ending!

    I am pretty good at figuring out mystery novels. However, this one really caught me.Right up until the last page, I was stumped. What a good book! Constantly twisting and turning. I hope Dunning writes many, many more of Cliff Janeway novels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    would recommend to select readers

    slow beginning, gets much better,give it a 3 star rating out of 5.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Okay

    Some parts are good reading, but others are superfluous, totally unnecessary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Max is so awesome!

    Max is so awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Disagreeble people incidents violence and not what i want in my library

    Or my bookstore new or used. We buy a book to read and all else could be a commandment e g. Not covet. While i recycle all s c and h c books would hesitate just where to drop this off county jail senior center boys and girls club church community room books share with my friend used book shop for credit fortunately the nearest just had a tent sale of 30 000 books buska

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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