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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,881 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Dunning Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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This sequel to the best-selling Booked to Die combines masterful suspense, bullets, and booklore in one of the best contemporary whodunits on offer.

When rare book collector Cliff Janeway is offered a lucrative bondsman job, he can't refuse, especially since the bail jumper might have a priceless copy of The Raven. This is a must listen for mystery buffs and especially those who love booklore. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 2/14/2014

    " This book didn't compare well to the first in the series, Booked to Die. There were several loose ends and questions unanswered at the end of the book. In this one, Janeway is recruited to pick up a bail skipper but becomes involved with the family, etc., etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ladydana0 | 2/10/2014

    " Great book for book fanatics. I went out and bought the 1st book in the series after finishing this one. As a book collector, these books make my heart sing. I love reading about other book fanatics, and a good mystery is included. Learning the ins and outs of book trading and selling is a great bonus to these books. Plus you can read them out of order as well. I plan on collecting all of this series, in hard back. Ebay here I come... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen Hogan | 2/2/2014

    " I was hopeful about liking this book. I'm usually not fond of mysteries, but a mystery involving books and a book dealer, seemed right up my alley. However, I just couldnt get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 2/1/2014

    " Reaaly enjoyable book. First one of Dunning's I have read; will read more. The bookseller angle intrigues me as I love exploring book stores of all sorts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/31/2014

    " I enjoy a good mystery and this had depth to it. Interesting also to learn about book buyers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Ripley | 1/29/2014

    " This was a great read with fascinating characters and a look inside the world of obsessive book collecting. This is actually the second book in the series. I couldn't find the first one over the holidays and it's not available on Nook--go figure. But I'll definitely move on to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vastine Stabler | 1/27/2014

    " This is the follow-up to Dunning's bestselling mystery about a former cop turned Book-dealer. Actually, this is a better mystery than "Booked to Die" but it requires you to accept a rather ludicrous premise. But if you accept the ground rules and you like mysteries set in the boo world, it's worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Tivendale | 1/26/2014

    " I'm still enjoying Cliff Janeway and looking forward to reading the next in the series. I found it hard to care too much about what happened with Eleanor but I enjoyed the books and the printing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/24/2014

    " This is the second in the series and I really do enjoy these books. However, I find myself skimmng a lot of the more detailed sections on book buying and appraising. It is way too much information and detracts from what is seriously a very good mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/18/2014

    " Another fun read that made me want to be a printer. But maybe, given the plot, it's better to be a reader! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Epp | 12/8/2013

    " Great book if you are interested in knowing more about book collecting etc. The mystery is wrapped around this industry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Metcalfe | 12/5/2013

    " a very informed book, great detail on rare books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 12/4/2013

    " My husband and I both loved this title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 11/23/2013

    " the second Cliff janeway mystery, excellent read. read b4 2000, no date when read by... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/17/2013

    " Great new mystery author for me! Interesting new topic (the "slueth" is a rare book dealer) - thanks Karen for the suggestion! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/5/2013

    " Looks pretty good at the moment, i haven't read anything of this guy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Ellis | 10/29/2013

    " Lots of interesting info in here about book collecting, selling, etc., worked into a good story line. Cliff Janeway works again to solve a series of murders of owners of a rare book. A good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 10/16/2013

    " Kept me up way too late. Roaring train to the finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 9/19/2013

    " Bookman Cliff Janeway returns for the second entry in John Dunning's engaging series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 6/23/2013

    " Liked the first one, and enjoyed this one too. But, will take a break and read something else for a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 6/13/2013

    " excellent sequel to Booked to Die. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/7/2013

    " Hello? Why isn't everyone reading these books? They're great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Dee | 5/20/2013

    " I picked this book for book club after reading about it for years. Thumbs up from everyone which is unusual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Shields-Szostak | 2/2/2012

    " 1st edition, signed by author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaimie | 9/8/2011

    " entertaining series. I really enjoyed the beginning and the end of the book, but the middle dragged just a bit for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 9/5/2011

    " This is a mystery about rare books that starts in Denver but takes place in another city.It is a sequal to Booked To Die and not quite as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 8/13/2011

    " This is an interesting addition to the series. The chase and search to find the "missing or unknown" Poe. The strangely sad heroine also adds to the story. Janeway has trouble finding the right girl...see his next book to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 8/10/2011

    " This is a solid follow up to the first installment. I love learning about the world of book collectors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 7/27/2011

    " One of the things I love about this series is all the interesting tidbits about book collecting, I find it very fascinating. The story was great, and I read the last half in one sitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 7/16/2011

    " EXCELLENT mystery! I have a new series now!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dirk | 5/19/2011

    " A mystery with an ex-cop turned book seller who gets involved with some old murders and new crimes involving an eccentric book creator/publisher. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 5/14/2011

    " This mystery novel set in Seattle revolves around the publishing of limited edition books. I enjoyed the many details and specifics about the books and book collecting as much as I did the puzzle.

    If you are an avid reader with a taste for mysteries, you most likely will enjoy this novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbi | 3/18/2011

    " couldn't get past the first few pages. very dry and uninteresting. way too much detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/4/2011

    " Enjoyed reading about the book scouts and how the pricing of books used to be before the internet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~mad | 2/2/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoy this series - since I love books! DUH.....
    (I was transported. Great book to read on a chilly rainy day.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine:3 | 1/21/2011

    " Confusing at times, overall a well written book. =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allen | 1/9/2011

    " I am beginning my second reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akrista | 1/4/2011

    " Book #2 and as much fun as the first. Looking forward to reading books 3-4-5! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/4/2011

    " Kept me up way too late. Roaring train to the finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 12/29/2010

    " This was a great read with fascinating characters and a look inside the world of obsessive book collecting. This is actually the second book in the series. I couldn't find the first one over the holidays and it's not available on Nook--go figure. But I'll definitely move on to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 11/30/2010

    " One of the things I love about this series is all the interesting tidbits about book collecting, I find it very fascinating. The story was great, and I read the last half in one sitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquelynn | 11/21/2010

    " I didn't like this book as much as the first book, but it is still interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 10/29/2010

    " excellent sequel to Booked to Die. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 9/21/2010

    " Great book if you are interested in knowing more about book collecting etc. The mystery is wrapped around this industry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 8/25/2010

    " I enjoy a good mystery and this had depth to it. Interesting also to learn about book buyers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Parkerspammy | 6/30/2010

    " This book didn't compare well to the first in the series, Booked to Die. There were several loose ends and questions unanswered at the end of the book. In this one, Janeway is recruited to pick up a bail skipper but becomes involved with the family, etc., etc. "

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About the Author
Author John Dunning

John Dunning has revealed some of book collectings most shocking secrets in his bestselling series of crime novels featuring Cliff Janeway. Those books have won the prestigious Nero Wolfe Award, been New York Times Notable Books, and becoming New York Times and Book Sense bestsellers. Dunning is also the author of the Edgar Award–nominated Deadline, The Holland Suggestions, and Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime. An expert on rare and collectible books, he owned the Old Algonquin Bookstore in Denver for many years. He is also an expert on American radio history and the author of On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. His other jobs have included glass cutter, racetrack groom, and political publicist. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.