The Sign Of The Book (Cliff Janeway #4)
Denver bookman and ex-cop Cliff Janeway is enjoying the good life, buying and selling the books he adores as he ekes out a living in his store on seedy East Colfax. And it doesn't hurt that superstar lawyer Erin ...more
By Ellen Rappaport (Florida)
This review is from: The Sign of the Book (Cliff Janeway Novels) (Paperback)
This was my first Cliff Janeway Bookman story but I will be reading more in this series.
Cliff Janeway is a rare book dealer and runs a book store along with his partner, Erin D'Angelo. Erin's former love interest, Robert Marshall, has been murdered. Cliff finds his wife, Laura, has been taken into custody without the aid of a lawyer. Cliff starts to ...more
So,when I took this one,I just knew it that I wouldn't be disappointed!
I really love all Cliff Janeway books so this one wasn't exception!
Big 5 stars!
Then Erin comes to the bookstore, obviously upset. When she decides to tell him what's wrong, he hears a story about betrayal and first love. Erin had been engaged to a man, Bobby Mar ...more
This was the first John Dunning novel I've read, and it took a while to get used to his narrative style. After a couple of chapters, however, the reading sm ...more
But not this book. Janeway, an ex cop gets drawn into a murder in a remote Colorado town, and slowly peels the truth out. He travels down false trails, pushes buttons, exploits ...more
There's nothing wrong with releasing now a book that was written back then.
But in the first chapters the author, as character and narrator, thinks back on how things have changed with the ubiquitous presence of the Web. That places us in the late 90s or early 21st century, right?
The trouble here is that all through the no ...more
Dunning, John – 4th in series
Scribner, 2005- Hardcover
Cliff Janeway is a former policeman and now bookstore owner and collector. He is asked by his attorney girlfriend Erin to investigate the arrest of Erin's former best friend, Laura, who has confessed to killing her husband. What he finds is a woman, who may be trying to protect her disabled son, a bully deputy who has badly mishandled a murder scene, and a house full of signed 1st editio ...more
In this book, Janeway's lawyer/store partner/girlfriend, Erin D'Angelo, asks him to go to western Colorado & find out what's going on with an old friend of hers accused of shooting her husband, Bobby, Erin's old boyfriend. As with Dunning's other books, what follows from that scenario is a complicated weaving of guilt & innocence, deception and truth-telling, rationality & fantasy, good & evil.
Of course, there's a book-related theme. ...more
Not at all. Cliff Janeway (and I can't help thinking Star Trek whenever I see that name) is much more like Jack Reacher than Miss Marple: a tough ex-cop who doesn't like following rules. He is lured into this case by his girlfriend Erin, whose childhood friend - the same one who stole her boyfriend - is found with a ...more
In 2004's The Bookman's Promise, Janeway searched for a valuable book-and a killer. Here, Janeway explores the murder of a man with a valuable library. Dunning, also an antiquarian bookseller (www.oldalgonquin.com), is a bibliophile whose Bookman novels rise above the standard crime fare. This fourth installment updates readers on Janeway's personal life and fills in gaps from the previous volume. The elaborate plot, convincing red herrings, and pitch-perfect dialogue eclipse the book's few stoc...more
Of course that's only the premise. You still have to have good cha ...more
I do think the plot was pretty transparent in regards to whom shot whom and why but I couldn't quite figure out where ...more
John always wanted to write, but was a poor student. He left high school in the tenth grade, partly because of an inability to concentrate and absorb lectures. Several years ago he was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), a malady that could not have been imagined in t ...more