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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,137 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 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josiah | 2/8/2014

    " The best one in the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/10/2014

    " Always good to read a Janeway mystery. Talked to Mr. Dunning about old time radio ten plus years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Olson | 1/9/2014

    " Another engaging mystery in the "Bookman" series. Cliff Janeway, retired police officer and current antiquarian bookseller, finds himself involved in a complex murder mystery with his significant other's former best friend at the center. The mystery is twisty, the Colorado mountain setting is picturesque, Janeway is an engaging character, and there's plenty of yummy booklore and bookselling trivia sprinkled throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzan | 12/21/2013

    " Ok, so I shouldn't have read this after Les Miserables, but too late! It was a good mystery,I liked that it is set in Denver and Paradise, Colorado. Reminded me of haunting the mountains there. I liked the book interest, the plot was twisting and turning, it was well written, I would recommend it but not after a smashing classic. lol... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Conne | 12/7/2013

    " I enjoy reading books by this author as he writes about places in Denver. Very easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 11/7/2013

    " cliff janeway....hello! love this writer and his series. read b4 2000, so no record of date I read it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 9/24/2013

    " I really like this author because he not only weaves mystery into a story but he also does it from a bookman's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micheal Childress | 9/23/2013

    " Excellent book for book lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 6/4/2013

    " I think anyone who collects books will fine this series extra interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Dee | 3/4/2013

    " This is a series that just gets better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce Schlueter | 2/22/2013

    " Loved it! I think this was the best yet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 11/27/2012

    " Fell flat at the End. Too Predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 5/13/2012

    " A good story, some swearing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/8/2012

    " To me the best part of the book was the ending. Came well recoomended but just could not get into myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryEllen | 5/4/2012

    " Good book. Long in some areas but a fairly easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/20/2012

    " Oh, I think I've found a new author when I want to read something that easily holds my attention. I couldn't put this one down - read it in 3 days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryAlice | 9/15/2011

    " one of the better dunning books - not as good as the first 2, but better than the bookwoman's last fling and the bookman's promise. hope he continues to add to this series "

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

    " Great book for mystery fans and those who love independent book stores. Takes place in Denver area. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/26/2011

    " I am enjoying John Dunning's books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 12/18/2010

    " Read this very quickly...good story, good mystery and good characters... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bookeraj | 11/5/2010

    " Love Cliff Janeway, old-fashioned detective, and yet a bookstore-owner, what's there not to like? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/24/2010

    " Oh, I think I've found a new author when I want to read something that easily holds my attention. I couldn't put this one down - read it in 3 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 9/20/2010

    " Interesting info about the book trade. At least one heart-stopping moment. Some elegant writing, interestingly enough, about waiting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 9/16/2010

    " Another fun read--better than #3. Now I'll see how long I can put off reading the last one in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryEllen | 9/14/2010

    " Good book. Long in some areas but a fairly easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 7/23/2010

    " I had read this book a few years back and somehow picked it up again at the library and still enjoyed it thoroughly. one of the benefits of getting old is that you can reread books like they are new! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 6/11/2010

    " I still like Cliff Janeway, but the end of this one was too abrupt and had not enough foundation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 6/6/2010

    " I have a soft spot for books with a bookseller as protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 4/15/2010

    " I hated the ending. Poor Janeway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/8/2010

    " Good mystery overall. Could use a bit more editing. Seems like the story drifts a bit in the middle. I found myself really liking the main Janeway character but since I hadn't read the earlier books I did feel a little left out with some of his past references. Good book though. "

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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.