The Bookman's Wake - Cliff Janeway, Bk 2 Author:John Dunning Denver cop-turned-bookdealer Cliff Janeway is lured by an enterprising fellow ex-policeman into going to Seattle to bring back a fugitive wanted for assault, burglary, and the possible theft of a priceless edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The bail jumper turns out to be a vulnerable young woman calling herself Eleanor Rigby, who is also... more » a gifted book finder.
Janeway is intrigued by the woman -- and by the deadly history surrounding the rare volume. Hunted by people willing to kill for the antique tome, a terrified Eleanor escapes and disappears. To find her -- and save her -- Janeway must unravel the secrets of the book's past and its mysterious maker, for only then can he stop the hand of death from turning another page....« less
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The sequel to the popular Booked to Die. Cliff Janeway, Denver cop-turned-book-dealer, finds himself chasing down a charming young fugitive named Eleanor Rigby, who has stolen a rare copy of Poe's "The Raven" for reasons of her own. Trouble follows, and Eleanor disappears into a city filled with people who want the book, and don't care what they have to do to get it. Stuffed with fascinating book lore, this mystery is a bibliophile's dream.
Cliff Janeway is lured by an enterprising (and suspicious) ex-cop to Seattle to bring back a fugitive wanted for the possible theft of a priceless edition of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven.' The bail jumper turns out to be a young, vulnerable woman who calls herself 'Eleanor Rigby, who turns out to be a gifted book scout (she taught Janeway a few trucks about book scouting)" The note goes on to say that Janeway is intrigued by Eleanor, and also by the people who are pursuing her to retrieve the book.
What a good book!! And, what a good mystery! I didn't know a lot about book publishing, printing, binding, but learned alot from reading this book and enjoyed every minute of it. Dunning is an excellent author.