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The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4)
The Sign of the Book - Cliff Janeway, Bk 4
Author: John Dunning
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743482479
ISBN-10: 0743482476
Publication Date: 3/28/2006
Pages: 416
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 94 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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BarbSchmidt avatar reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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.
reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 407 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Different type of bookman book, many twists and turns.
reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 296 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I have just finished this book and I think it is Dunning's best one!
KellyP avatar reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 142 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
John Dunning's 4th novel about retired-cop-turned-bookdealer Cliff Janeway. This is an excellent series!
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reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 92 more book reviews
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!
dallas avatar reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 16 more book reviews
Last in the Bookman series. It will leave those who have become Cliff Janeway fans waiting for #5. The rare books field comes alive in this series.
reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 391 more book reviews
The Sign of the Book tells the story of the murder of a man who has an unusual collection of autographed books, and Janeway is brought into the story by his lover, Erin D'Angelo, who is the defense attorney of the murdered man's wife. Janeway determines that the signatures in the books are authentic, but he has a funny feeling that they are forged. Whether they are genuine or forged is critical to the outcome of the murder investigation. The story has some interesting twists and turns that lead to a startling conclusion.
AldersgateBooks avatar reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on + 33 more book reviews
Another excellent book from John Dunning, thoroughly enjoyed reading about aspects the bookselling business woven into the mystery story, only marred by language that added nothing to the story.
keycollect avatar reviewed The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway, Bk 4) on
I really like all these Cliff Janeway Bookman novels!


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