Booked to Die - Cliff Janeway, Bk 1 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'... more »;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 Twain's. « less
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John Dunning takes you into the world of rare books with a compelling story. I couldn't put it down and had to read all four in the series quickly and in successionl.
Be sure and read the intro on how this first in the series became a best seller,
The more I read, the more I enjoyed this novel. I especially liked the theme of the bookscout, being a book lover myself. I like the detective Janeway and look forward to more offerings by this author.
I don't know why its taken me so long to discover this author. "Booked To Die" introduces is to Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeaway. A recent homicide involving a bookscout has him trying to find the answers as to why this man is now dead.
Whats great about this book is that the people in the books are book lovers themselves, trying to find rare books that they can sell. Janeaway, himself is a book lover, which makes things even more interesting.
As the investigation progresses things in Janeway's life change a bit, but I won't divulge that. The investigation gives us several plausible suspects, which had me guessing til the very end.
I definitely will keep reading this series and recommend it anyone looking to begin a new series themselves.