The Bookman's Wake

The Bookman's Wake

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Surprised by a visit from a difficult-to-manage former cop from his old precinct, bookstore owner Cliff Janeway is unable to resist Slater's invitation to help recover a stolen edition of a rare and valuable book

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Hunting a fugitive who is wanted for the possible theft of a priceless book, former Denver cop Cliff Janeway travels to Seattle where he learns the book's deadly history and becomes enchanted with the vulnerable suspect. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
Denver cop-turned-bookdealer Cliff Janeway is lured by an enterprising fellow ex-policeman into going to Seattle to bring back a fugitive wanted for assault, burglary, and the possible theft of a priceless edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The bail jumper turns out to be a vulnerable young woman calling herself Eleanor Rigby, who is also a gifted book finder.
Janeway is intrigued by the woman -- and by the deadly history surrounding the rare volume. Hunted by people willing to kill for the antique tome, a terrified Eleanor escapes and disappears. To find her -- and save her -- Janeway must unravel the secrets of the book's past and its mysterious maker, for only then can he stop the hand of death from turning another page....

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1996, c1995.
ISBN: 9780671567828
Branch Call Number: PS3554.U494 B66 1996
Characteristics: 432 p. ; 18 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

A special small press edition of Poe's The Raven attracts the attention of former Denver police detective and recently-established book dealer Cliff Janeway, especially when it leads to a trail of unsolved murders. Like the author's award winning Booked to Die, this eagerly awaited successor features credible characters, an intriguing plot and fascinating detail about the rare book trade.


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