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The Bookwoman's Last Fling (Cliff Janeway, Bk 5)
The Bookwoman's Last Fling - Cliff Janeway, Bk 5
Author: John Dunning
Denver bookman Cliff Janeway would have liked Candice Geiger. She loved books with a true bookwoman's passion. Her collection of first-edition children's books is the best that Janeway ever hopes to see. Sadly, Janeway and Candice Geiger will never meet. She died much too young. Now, twenty years later, her books remain a testament to an...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743289450
ISBN-10: 0743289455
Publication Date: 5/9/2006
Pages: 368
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3.9 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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Another great Cliff Janeway story. This time, Dunning sends Cliff off to work behind the scenes at some race tracks. Terrific background stuff, since Dunning worked with race horses earlier in his life. The books are all juveniles this time. A fine read.
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reviewed The Bookwoman's Last Fling (Cliff Janeway, Bk 5) on + 108 more book reviews
Janeway is called to Idaho to appraise a book collection, but things are never simple for Cliff. It is an astounding collection, but someone has clearly been stealing some of the books.

He is still absorbing that mystery when he must start investigating the death of the woman who made the collection, though she has been dead for many years. Was her death an accident, suicide, or murder?

Janeway must immerse himself in the racetrack life, looking for those who remember the Bookwoman.

Dunning is a good writer in the "hard boiled" style and the background of books and racing is vivid and interesting.

However, I found this story a bit drear. None of Dunning's books are light and humorous, but this one seemed especially dark. (I suppose our current long, long winter could be influencing me.)

If you have not read Dunning before, I would suggest that you start with another book, since some of the problems Janeway faces have been building in the previous books. Still if you like tough guy mysteries with a bit of book lore, you'll like the books of John Dunning.
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I have enjoyed all of Dunning's Cliff Janeway books and this one did not let me down.


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