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The Sign of the Book | [John Dunning]

The Sign of the Book

Janeway has agreed to help Laura Marshall, a friend of his bookstore partner, who's accused of murdering her husband. While Janeway tries to gather the facts, he pulls long shifts standing watch over the Marshall home, filled with books signed by their celebrity authors. When a shifty pair of alleged book dealers turns up, and Janeway begins to suspect that Laura's son is hiding critical information, the case becomes a maze of clues and increasing danger.
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Ex-policeman and rare books dealer Cliff Janeway travels to remote Paradise , Colorado , where cops and crooks alike are as infernal as the weather. Janeway has agreed to help Laura Marshall, a friend of his bookstore partner, who's accused of murdering her husband.

While Janeway tries to gather the facts, he pulls long shifts standing watch over the Marshall home, filled with books signed by their celebrity authors. When a shifty pair of alleged book dealers turns up, and Janeway begins to suspect that Laura's son is hiding critical information, the case becomes a maze of clues and increasing danger.

©2005 John Dunning; (P)2005 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Marilyn Loser Alamosa, CO USA 11-14-10
    Marilyn Loser Alamosa, CO USA 11-14-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Unconvincing"

    I really enjoyed Dunning's first 2 books. This started well, but the ending just wasn't convincing. I felt taken advantage of.

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    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 05-12-09
    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 05-12-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Signed but a second edition"

    I have read all of the Janeway series. This has been my least favorite so far. I have another yet to go but I was a little dissappointed. The story was good. The theme was good. The ideas were good. Everything was good. I just really have a high standard and expect great.

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    Kennard 10-22-14
    Kennard 10-22-14

    Just an old retired guy, eyesight not as good as it was, so really enjoy listening to these books. Been listening for about 6 years.

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    Most of the Bookman series have been good books. Nothing outstanding, just really good listens.

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    Peter Fort Myers, FL, United States 03-14-11
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    I read this many years ago and became addicted to Dunning's books. I regret that he doesn't write more. If you like books and like adventure you can't ask for more.

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