» » The Bookwoman's Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel

Download The Bookwoman's Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel fb2

by John Dunning
Download The Bookwoman's Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel fb2
History & Criticism
  • Author:
    John Dunning
  • ISBN:
    0786287934
  • ISBN13:
    978-0786287932
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Thorndike Pr; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (August 2, 2006)
  • Pages:
    541 pages
  • Subcategory:
    History & Criticism
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1286 kb
  • ePUB format
    1675 kb
  • DJVU format
    1398 kb
  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    853
  • Formats:
    azw doc lrf docx


Denver bookman Cliff Janeway would have liked Candice Geiger. She loved books with a true bookwoman's passion. The estate can't be distributed until the books are valued, so there's pressure on Janeway to do the job quickly. But one look at the books tells Janeway something's wrong.

Denver bookman Cliff Janeway would have liked Candice Geiger. She died much too young. Valuable titles are missing, replaced by cheap reprints. Other hugely valuable pieces remain. Why would a thief take one priceless book and leave an equally valuable volume on the shelf?

John Dunning has revealed some of book collecting’s most shocking secrets in his bestselling series of crime novels . In Cliff Janeway, Dunning has created a memorable character. It has probably been nearly 10 years since I last read Dunning, but I found myself immediately involved.

John Dunning has revealed some of book collecting’s most shocking secrets in his bestselling series of crime novels featuring Cliff Janeway: Booked to Die, which won the prestigious Nero Wolfe award; The Bookman’s Wake, a New York Times Notable Book; and the New York Times bestsellers The Bookman’s Promise, The Sign of the Book, and The Bookwoman’s Last Fling.

Электронная книга "The Bookwoman's Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel", John Dunning

Электронная книга "The Bookwoman's Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel", John Dunning. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Bookwoman's Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

But one look at the books tells Janeway something's wrong. Fans of previous "Bookman" novels by John Dunning will be equally captivated by The Bookwoman's Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel (Cliff Janeway Novels). This offering is just as witty, literate and informative a tome as his previous ventures.

The bookwoman’s last fling. 1. The morning was angry but I was cool John dunning series: Cliff Janeway. The morning was angry but I was cool. Before I was ten I had read all of Walter Farley’s wonderful Black Stallion novels, and for a year I pictured myself as an impossible cross between Alec Ramsey and Eddie Arcaro. John dunning series: Cliff Janeway. Other author's books: Bookman's promise cj-3.

The Bookwoman's Last Fling. A Cliff Janeway Novel. Narrated by: George Guidall. Series: Cliff Janeway, Book 5. Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins. Bringing together his inside knowledge of both books and horseracing, John Dunning provides another memorable, hard-boiled detective adventure, filled with all the authenticity and delicious trivia that fans have come to expect from the Bookman series. Dunning's exceptional gifts at plotting and characterization should help win him many new readers, while the horse-racing angle is sure to lure Dick Francis fans.

The Bookwoman's Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel (Cliff Janeway Novels). Dueling book cover. ay the best design win! Start Voting. In another enthralling bestseller by "master yarn spinner" (Chicago Sun-Times) John Dunning, rare book dealer and relentless private eye Cliff Janeway unravels a deadly plot marked by stolen classics and stable secrets. Published May 2006 by Recorded Books, In. .Internet Archive Wishlist.

John Dunning knows the horse and book worlds well This is the last book in the Janeway novels. I found I liked it the least of the series.

John Dunning knows the horse and book worlds well. Before writing his first book, he worked for horse trainers in Denver, Idaho, and California, and he ran the Old Algonquin Bookstore in Denver. The Bookman's Last Fling offers a smart, authentic look into both worlds. Janeway, agreeably misanthropic as always, complements a cast of complex, fascinating characters, local color, and solid dialogue. This is the last book in the Janeway novels. While I really enjoy the book collector's aspect of the novel, I did not enjoy the horse racing aspect. Dunning speaks of it in the same way he speaks of book collecting.

Traveling to Idaho to look at rare first-edition books, private investigator Cliff Janeway is disturbed by a horse owner's untimely death, a case that brings Janeway to the California Races at Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park.

Dianantrius
Cliff Janeway, reitred Denver cop turned booksller, is once again called upon to put his detective skills to the test to figure out who stole some very rare books. He is brought in to determine how many books in a vast collection had been stolen, offer an appraisal, and perhaps identify who stole them. Then he is drug further into the family history to determine if there was a murder many years ago, or if Candice Geiger's death was the accident it was ruled to be. To question the family and get to know what happened so many years ago, Janeway must delve into the family business, horse racing.

This is the last book in the Janeway novels. I found I liked it the least of the series. While I really enjoy the book collector's aspect of the novel, I did not enjoy the horse racing aspect. Dunning speaks of it in the same way he speaks of book collecting. As a reader, you can tell that he's passionate about both and as such, he is rather descriptive of both worlds. Since I don't enjoy horse racing, I found that half of the book a bit tedious and I longed for him to get back to describing the book business and the rare collections. However, if you enjoy both the book world and the horse racing world, then you should enjoy this book more than I did.
Thorgaginn
I am a fan of John Dunning ... read all the Cliff Janeway's and one of his other novels. In Cliff Janeway, Dunning has created a memorable character. It has probably been nearly 10 years since I last read Dunning, but I found myself immediately involved. The setting of this story (horse-racing world) was a change for Cliff, but quite well explained. And of course the book world was still involved. I always learn something interesting about the used book world when I read about Cliff Janeway and this occurred in this book as well.
Gldasiy
In this novel we learn about the world behind horse racing as well as the normal book industry information. The author knows what he is talking about and does a good job of describing both worlds.

However, the final twist in the plot really turned me off! Mystery novels with a twist are great, but the twist in the plot has to be at least somewhat believable - in this case it is not.

If you are into the Bookman series, then you have to read this to stay up with the overall Janeway story line, but other than that, save your money.
Diab
As a fan of this series I always look forward to the next book. This latest did not disappoint. The change of location was interesting, and there was a great sense of place. What I like most about this series, though, is the characters, and not just the main character. John Dunning creates characters in his books that you will long remember; if you read "The Bookman's Promise," you'll know what I mean. The character "Rick" from this book, and even "Candice," who is present only in memory, will remain with you. Even the personality of the horse comes through. A great addition to the series.
Beranyle
Mr. Dunning makes me feel as if he is an old friend. All his characters are well thought out and seem very real to me. I would rank his work among the very best in the mystery/thriller genre.
Falya
I have enjoyed all of the Janeway novels a great deal. However, this was a bit disappointing. Told me more about horse racing than I wanted to know and told me less about book collecting than I wanted and that I have become used to in the Bookman series. And I feel that Dunning committed what was once considered a "sin" in the mystery writing genre in that we were never really introduced to the character that did the dirty deed until very late in the novel...three fourths of the way through or even later. The reader had very little reason to include this suspect on the suspect list. I found it to be a deux ex machina production. I will however, purchase the next Bookman novel....should there happen to be one.
Flarik
I enjoyed reading this book because it combines three things I like very much: mystery, horses, and books. I liked the atmosphere, the details, and the mystery itself. But all in all, the story just didn't grip me and didn't stay with me in the way that I want a book to stay with me. Much of what I was reading sounded as if I had read it before: a certain sameness or lack of uniqueness to the descriptions and maybe even the characters.
If you are into book selling or horse racing this story will fit comfortably. As a mystery who-done-it the tale is so-so. I did not find the unfolding to be complelling. His writing is just fine and flows easily enough. The characters offer some interest and a little philosophy of life's challanges. It will keep your interest.