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From the PublisherThe New York Times Book Review A joy to read for its wealth of inside knowledge about the antiquarian book business and its eccentric traders...A soundly plotted, evenly executed whodunit in the classic mode...Cliff Janeway makes a honey of a debut.
Boston Sunday Globe I am...an unabashed admirer of John Dunning's Booked to Die. No one...can fail to be delighted by the sort of folkloric advice Janeway carries with him.
San Francisco Chronicle Fascinating...Very cannily and creepily, Dunning shows how quiet men with civilized tastes can turn into killers....The payoff, in pleasure, is for the reader.
Publishers Weekly (starred) Crisp, direct prose and nearly pitch-perfect dialogue enhance this meticulously detailed page-turner.
Kirkus Reviews (starred) Dunning, twice nominated for the Edgar, deserves to win one for this Denver-cop-turned-bookman tale — a lively, seductive primer on how to open a bookstore, spot a first edition, warehouse it, price it, and enjoy it for its own sake.
Booklist Dunning is an amazingly assured writer, willing to head off down narrative side streets, secure that his readers will follow. He's never wrong.
Houston Chronicle Booked to Die offers an intriguing peek inside the antiquarian book business, and book lovers will be fascinated by the setting and education along the way. Yet this story has much more...Dunning's return...has the mystery readers' scene buzzing with great reviews and hopeful that more books featuring his detective-book dealer will be forthcoming.
People The author immerses the reader in this intriguing, little-known milieu without losing sight of the page-turning yarn he's spinning. In the end you may be disappointed that the last plot twist has finally played out.