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The Sign of The Book

A Cliff Janeway Bookman Novel

By John Dunning

The Sign of The Book
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  • Hardcover: Mar 2005,
    368 pages.
    Paperback: Mar 2006,
    544 pages.

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The return of Cliff Janeway - book dealer and sleuth! Mystery

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.

Comment: 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. While some reviewers are a little critical of the plot - describing it as 'neither dense nor twisty enough to rank with Dunning's best work' ...

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