Booked to Die by John Dunning

Booked To Die (Cliff Janeway, #1)Detective Cliff Janeway wants a Denver bookscout’s killer caught, but he goes too far. He exchanges his badge for a bookshop, but the case won’t stay closed. More people die and Janeway is the only one who can solve the case. Will he succeed or is he booked to die?

Janeway is a hardboiled PI with intelligence and creativity. Booked to Die has the gritty PI elements of the tough PI, a mysterious woman, and plenty of suspects. A twist is Denver’s book business is the gritty underworld. Janeway’s thoughts about valuable books and how they are sold offers a look at the book selling world (of the 1980s/early 1990s). Booked to Die offers a gritty PI mystery in a unique setting and a mystery in the world of bookselling.

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