From the book jacket
: Rich with the intricacies of book collecting that only an expert like John Dunning can offer, this is a beautifully crafted, enthralling novel of suspense from the consummate bookman himself.
: This is the fourth volume in Dunning's series about Cliff Janeway,
antiquarian book dealer and occasional private investigator. After writing
the first two in the series, he took almost a 10 year break, during
which time he added to his true crime series, and wrote two books (one fiction,
one non-fiction) about the early days of radio (see sidebar for more on
these). In 2004 he resurrected Cliff Janeway in The Bookman's Promise
and now is back again with a fourth volume, The Sign of the Book.
some reviewers are a little critical of the plot - describing it as 'neither
dense nor twisty enough to...
Beyond the Book
John Dunning is an expert on rare and collectible books and for many
years owned and ran the Old Algonquin Bookstore in Denver with his wife,
Helen. In 1994 he closed the bookstore in order to be able to
spend more time writing, but he and Helen continue to do business online.
Cliff Janeway series
- Booked To Die (1992), The Bookman's Wake (1995),
The Bookman's Promise (2004), The Sign of the Book (2005), The Bookwoman's Last Fling (2006).
- The Holland Suggestions (1974), Looking for Ginger North: One Man's...