The Bookman s Wake

To find her -- and save her -- Janeway must unravel the secrets of the book's past and its mysterious maker, for only then can he stop the hand of death from turning another page.

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Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439117323

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Denver cop-turned-bookdealer Cliff Janeway is lured by an enterprising fellow ex-policeman into going to Seattle to bring back a fugitive wanted for assault, burglary, and the possible theft of a priceless edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The bail jumper turns out to be a vulnerable young woman calling herself Eleanor Rigby, who is also a gifted book finder. Janeway is intrigued by the woman -- and by the deadly history surrounding the rare volume. Hunted by people willing to kill for the antique tome, a terrified Eleanor escapes and disappears. To find her -- and save her -- Janeway must unravel the secrets of the book's past and its mysterious maker, for only then can he stop the hand of death from turning another page....

The Bookman s Wake

Surprised by a visit from a difficult-to-manage former cop from his old precinct, bookstore owner Cliff Janeway is unable to resist Slater's invitation to help recover a stolen edition of rare and value book

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Author: John Dunning

Publisher:

ISBN: 0786204966

Category: Fiction

Page: 565

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Surprised by a visit from a difficult-to-manage former cop from his old precinct, bookstore owner Cliff Janeway is unable to resist Slater's invitation to help recover a stolen edition of rare and value book

The Bookman s Promise

Also by John Dunning fiction Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime The Bookman's Wake Booked to Die Deadline Denver Looking for Ginger North The Holland Suggestions nonfiction On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio Tune in Yesterday The ...

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Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743258364

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Cliff Janeway is back! The Bookman's Promise marks the eagerly awaited return of Denver bookman-author John Dunning and the award-winning crime novel series that helped to turn the nation on to first-edition book collecting. First, it was Booked to Die, then The Bookman's Wake. Now John Dunning fans, old and new, will rejoice in The Bookman's Promise, a richly nuanced new Janeway novel that juxtaposes past and present as Denver ex-cop and bookman Cliff Janeway searches for a book and a killer. The quest begins when an old woman, Josephine Gallant, learns that Janeway has recently bought at auction a signed first edition by the legendary nineteenth-century explorer Richard Francis Burton. The book is a true classic, telling of Burton's journey (disguised as a Muslim) to the forbidden holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The Boston auction house was a distinguished and trustworthy firm, but provenance is sometimes murky and Josephine says the book is rightfully hers. She believes that her grandfather, who was living in Baltimore more than eighty years ago, had a fabulous collection of Burton material, including a handwritten journal allegedly detailing Burton's undercover trip deep into the troubled American South in 1860. Josephine remembers the books from her childhood, but everything mysteriously disappeared shortly after her grandfather's death. With little time left in her own life, Josephine begs for Janeway's promise: he must find her grandfather's collection. It's a virtually impossible task, Janeway suspects, as the books will no doubt have been sold and separated over the years, but how can he say no to a dying woman? It seems that her grandfather, Charlie Warren, traveled south with Burton in the spring of 1860, just before the Civil War began. Was Burton a spy for Britain? What happened during the three months in Burton's travels for which there are no records? How did Charlie acquire his unique collection of Burton books? What will the journal, if it exists, reveal? When a friend is murdered, possibly because of a Burton book, Janeway knows he must find the answers. Someone today is willing to kill to keep the secrets of the past, and Janeway's search will lead him east: To Baltimore, to a Pulitzer Prize-winning author with a very stuffed shirt, and to a pair of unorthodox booksellers. It reaches a fiery conclusion at Fort Sumter off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. What's more, a young lawyer, Erin d'Angelo, and ex-librarian Koko Bujak, have their own reasons for wanting to find the journal. But can Janeway trust them? Rich with the insider's information on rare and collectible books that has made John Dunning famous, and with meticulously researched detail about a mesmerizing figure who may have played an unrecognized role in our Civil War, The Bookman's Promise is riveting entertainment from an extraordinarily gifted author who is as unique and special as the books he so clearly loves.

The Bookman s Wake

Instead, he finds himself protecting the lady from people after the book.

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Author: John Dunning

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1028857335

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page: 351

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Rare book dealer Cliff Janeway, a former policeman, is enrolled as a bounty hunter by a Denver detective agency to bring back from Seattle a woman who stole a rare book. Instead, he finds himself protecting the lady from people after the book.

Booked Twice

Together for the first time in an omnibus edition are the first two Cliff Janeway novels--"Booked to Die" and "Bookman's Wake."

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Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743261401

Category: Fiction

Page: 691

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Together for the first time in an omnibus edition are the first two Cliff Janeway novels--"Booked to Die" and "Bookman's Wake."

The Holland Suggestions

Critics Cheer John Dunning and His Extraordinary National Bestseller THE BOOKMAN'S WAKE "The Bookman's Wake not only kept me up far too late one night, but got me up two hours early the next morning." — Geoffrey Stokes, The Boston Globe ...

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Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671003531

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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When a mysterious photograph unlocks a Pandora's box full of memories, Jim Ryan begins a difficult journey toward the truth about the mother of his teenage daughter and uncovers a legacy of betrayal and murder. Reprint.

Deadline

The Bookman's Wake was three years on the fire. This was a trek through hell, full of false middles and bogus characters who appeared suddenly to muddy it up and were ruthlessly cut in later drafts. There were long interruptions, ...

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Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9789049980849

Category: Fiction

Page:

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During his first day at a new job, a veteran journalist is drawn into a strange closed society After years of churning out copy as a newspaper reporter, Dalton Walker still can’t resist a fire. When a circus tent goes up in smoke, seventeen are killed, and one body in particular draws his attention: a little girl, charred beyond recognition. The adult that brought her there must have survived, but no one comes forward to claim the body. Why? It is a strange case, and the more Walker digs, the stranger it becomes. At the same time, his new editor hands him a fluff piece—a profile of something New York City has never seen before: an Amish Rockette. As Walker investigates how a girl who was taught that dancing is a sin could have found her way to Radio City Music Hall, he begins to suspect that her apparent fear of reporters is more than just shyness. Danger surrounds the dancer, who is learning that life on the kickline can be just as perilous as a circus-tent fire.

Book Finds 3rd Edition

And ten years after The Bookman's Wake came out , you can probably pick up the ARC for an easy fifty bucks . A lot of people took a gamble and lost on that one . I saw people pay upwards of $ 800 for The Bridges of Madison County when ...

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Author: Ian C. Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399532382

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

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For the experienced collector or someone embarking on a new hobby, this newly revised and updated edition of Book Finds reveals the secrets of locating rare and valuable books. Includes information on first editions and reader's copies, auctions and catalogs, avoiding costly and common beginner mistakes, strategies of professional "book scouts," and buying and selling on the Internet.

Maxwell s Handbook for AACR2

Title and statement of responsibility area 020 ‡a 0684800039 100 1 ‡a Dunning, John, ‡d 1942245 14 ‡a The bookman's wake : ‡b a mystery with Cliff Janeway / ‡c John Dunning. 260 ‡a New York : ‡b Scribner, ‡c c1995.

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Author: Robert L. Maxwell

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 519

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For application of the most current Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, there is but one standard: Maxwell's Handbook for AACR2. This practical and authoritative cataloging how-to, now in its Fourth Edition, has been completely revised inclusive of the 2003 update to AACR2. Designed to interpret and explain AACR2,Maxwell illustrates and applies the latest cataloging rules to the MARC record for every type of information format. Focusing on the concept of integrating resources, where relevant information may be available in different formats, the revised edition also addresses the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and the cataloging needs of electronic books and digital reproductions of physical items such as booksand maps. From books and pamphlets to sound recordings, music, manuscripts, maps,and more, this is the most comprehensive and straightforward guide to interpreting and applying standard cataloging rules. Learn: How and when to apply the rules What has changed in MARC21 coding How the rules help organize descriptive and bibliographic information What are uniform titles for unusual formats or materials How to select access points Extensive updates have resulted in all-new chapters covering cartographic materials, electronic resources, and continuing resources (formerly called serials). Illustrated with over 490 figures, showing actual MARC catalog records, this is the must-have AACR2 guide for catalogers, LIS students, and cataloging instructors.

The Sign of the Book

John Dunning, winner of the Nero Wolfe Award, is the author of three Cliff Janeway Bookman novels: Booked to Die, which instantly became a hotly sought collectible; The Bookman's Wake, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995; ...

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Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743271912

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From New York Times bestselling author John Dunning comes a riveting Cliff Janeway Bookman novel, combining captivating book lore with page-turning suspense. Occasionally, Denver bookman Cliff Janeway has one of those perfect days—he sells a couple of good books and he buys something even better—perhaps a tough-to-find Steinbeck in mint condition. Even the jacket is fine. Working from his store on seedy Colfax Avenue, Janeway doesn't have enough of those days, but he's not complaining. Things are looking up because of his new partner and friend, lawyer Erin d'Angelo. So when Erin asks Janeway for a favor, it's hard to say no. She wants him to go over the mountain to the small town of Paradise where a former good friend, Laura Marshall, is in jail, accused of killing her husband. What happened at the Marshalls' remote mountain home? Did Laura kill Bobby, or is she trying to protect her oldest son? And where were the three children when the shooting occurred? What did they see? Rich with the intricacies of book collecting that only an expert like John Dunning can offer, The Sign of the Book is a beautifully crafted, enthralling novel of suspense from the consummate bookman himself.