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The Bookman's Wake


Cliff Janeway, a book dealer, agrees to collect a woman who has skipped bail in Seattle. But when he arrives, he realizes he's been employed to find ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Janeway's Second Adventure Compelling

by TMack on Oct 17, 2013

I discovered John Dunning through "Two O:Clock Eastern Wartime" and became a fan. With the purchase of "The Bookman's Wake" I have now read all of the author's Janeway tales and this second in the series is a most compelling read. Each novel has presented a unique plot peopled with interesting characters ... More


Devilishly good read!

by kommandokitty on Jul 24, 2008

This book was my first encounter with the work of John Dunning, and I was solidly enmeshed instantly. The glimpses into the shadowy world of books, and book dealers were a great part of the draw. The characters are believable in the extreme, and when hit, they bleed. The antagonists as well as the ... More


Dunning at his best

by SeldomSeen on Apr 23, 2008

This one?s got it all: rare book finds, a nice whodunit, and Janeway at his crusty best. Centered around a legendary ?lost book? from a small press, Mr. Dunning explores the other side of publishing?the actual creation of the books themselves. From font types, to paper, to ink to presses, there?s a ... More

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