Booked to Die

Booked to Die

A Mystery Introducing Cliff Janeway

Book - 1992
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Bobby is dead, murdered at the witching hour on Friday the thirteenth, his body dumped under a ladder in a dark alley. It's not a good end for a superstitious man. Janeway is sure he know who did it: flashy businessman Jackie Newton, who is known to have a pathological hatred for dirfters. He's suspeced of a string of killngs in New Jersey and California, but nobody's been able to win a conviction. Janeway came close, but then the star witness got scared. Now Janeway hopes he'll have another chance at a man whose destruction has become his personal goal.
Publisher: New York : Scribner's ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1992.
ISBN: 9780684193830
0684193833
Branch Call Number: M DUNN
Characteristics: xiv, 321 p. ; 22 cm.

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Jan 09, 2018

Brilliant mystery about Cliff Janeway, who owns an antiquarian bookstore in Denver. The author's revelations about how to find first editions of books created phenomenal competition among bookstore owners and collectors to acquire first editions of every type of fiction (some nonfiction, too, but mostly fiction).

More than 20 years after first reading this book, I can still envision the secret room with the world's most wonderful collection of first editions; they not only have signatures, but special notes and drawings from the authors.

If you love mysteries about bookselling, you cannot find any better series than this.

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