I love Cliff Janeway,the detective in the series, and I love John Dunning's writing. All his plots are interesting, pulling you along, but this one is the best so far. I found myself trying to read slowly, to extend the pleasure. It ended all to soon as the pages flipped by more and more quickly.
Enjoyable mystery centered in Colorado during the wintertime. Janeway calls upon his skills as a former police officer (keeping himself alert during stakeouts) and as a expert bookseller (assessing the worth of rare books). There are some nice twists and a few red herrings to throw Janeway and the reader off the trail, but all is resolved at the end.
Fourth in the Cliff Janeway, ex-cop and book dealer series. I waited quite a time between the previous book and this one as I was quite disappointed in it after the stellar first couple in the series. This one was back on track and I enjoyed it very much although I did figure out almost right away who the killer was. I didn't guess the circumstances of the murder, but my gut told me whodunit.
Cliff travels to small town Paradise to begin investigation on a case for Erin, his girlfriend, who's a lawyer. This case involves Erin's childhood friend Laura, who's been accused of killing her husband. The husband also had an interesting collection of books that figure into the case as well. Our intrepid hero pits himself against snowstorms, the dark of night, a crazed deputy, a drunken grandfather, a crooked book dealer and a whole host of other obstacles to help get at the truth. Enjoyable and once again looking forward to the next in series.
A wonderful addition to Dunning's Cliff Janeway series. Cliff and his attorney girlfriend, Erin, take on a client accused of murdering her husband. Laura, the client, used to be Erin's best friend until she seduced Erin's boyfriend Bobby and later marriend him. Now he's dead and although Laura's confessed, Cliff and Erin don't think she did it. Who is she protecting? One of the best things about reading Dunning's mysteries is how much the reader learns about the book trade. For book lovers, that's almost as important as solving the mystery!
Assessing a book's value is Denver cop-turned bookseller Cliff Janeway's expertise. But even a pro like Janeway could be supremely challenged by certain signed first editions. When is an autograph authentic? How can forgeries appear to be so convincingly real.
The same questions apply, it seems, to a murder investigation in tiny Paradise, Colorado.