BOOKED TO DIE. A Mystery Introducing Cliff Janeway

New York: Scribner, 1992. Fourth edition. Hardcover. This fourth printing is signed by John Dunning on the title page. Tough, book-loving Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway wants to nail Jackie Newton--a suspected psychopath who just barely beat the rap for a series of vagrant killings. Janeway is certain his sleazy, sadistic nemesis is to blame for the recent murder of a down-and-out rare book hunter--and treats Newton to a rather brutal helping of off-duty justice that ultimately costs the overzealous cop his badge. A civilian once more, Janeway now has time to pursue his true passion--the buying and selling of valuable first editions--and to get to the bottom of the unfortunate bookscourts still-unsolved slaying. For somewhere undercover, in the bizarre, cutthroat world of bookmen and collectors, someone is dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains. A fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Item #15144
ISBN: 0684193833

Price: $75.00

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