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Booked to Die
Booked to Die | John Dunning
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First in the Cliff Janeway series from national bestselling author John Dunning. Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he is an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local book scout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspects spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeways wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge. Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshopall the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now, Janeways life is about to start a precarious new chapter as he attempts to find out whos dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.
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wallacereads
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Lobster roll, chowder, rose and a killer mystery...what more could I want?

Samplergal A bigger chowder??? 😂 3mo
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MaGoose
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This is the first in a series about Cliff Janeway, a cop-turned-bookseller. Once he opens his used/rare bookstore, Janeway gets involved in three murders in the Denver neighborhood around his bookstore and puts his former policing skills to good use. A fairly good beginning for a series that only gets better. 👌 👍

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MaGoose
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A good read for those interested in book collecting. Cliff Janeway moves from being a cop to owning a used/rare book store. He gets involved in the deaths of his store clerk and two book scouts who search for used and rare books to sell to bookstore owners. Janeway has strengths and foibles as a cop (he has it in for a grownup bully) and a person (he's protective of the clerk and wants justice for the scouts). Fairly good pacing and read.

Kdgordon88 I really liked this series when I read it years ago. 4mo
MaGoose @Kdgordon88 That's good to know. I'm starting the second book in the series and find there's a lot of exposition about book collecting and the Grayson Press and the two brothers who ran it. I'm fairly interested so I'll read on, but it may be kinda dull for someone who just wants a good mystery. 4mo
Annl I really enjoyed the series. I still have one book left to read. 4mo
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Bookhaul Part I.

wanderinglynn Nice haul! 👍🏻👍🏻 8mo
wallacereads @wanderinglynn - thanks! There might be more...😬 8mo
BooknerdsLife Great book haul 😍😍😍 8mo
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Librarybelle
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I really didn‘t like this one...and it‘s weird, since it‘s set in the book world. But, I really didn‘t like Janeway, the cop turned bookseller. It‘s almost like Dunning tried to make him too tough, while throwing every tough guy cliche he could find into the narrative. Plus, there was a dig on librarians. You don‘t, even in jest, say bad things about librarians. This had a 100% rating on Litsy - definitely #unpopularopinion ! #24B4Monday

Andrew65 That‘s really disappointing! Well done on the time! 10mo
Librarybelle This also completes “B” for #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia 10mo
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CarolynM This is another series my husband really likes but I've never tried. Your review isn't encouraging. 10mo
Librarybelle @CarolynM I‘ve heard rave reviews about it from others, and everyone else on Litsy liked it. I just have a hang up on male characters that almost force their toughness on the reader. That and wise crack jokes that just didn‘t add to it. It‘s probably just me! 10mo
RamsFan1963 I got this book from Goodwill. It sounded interesting, but now I'm having second thoughts 10mo
Librarybelle @RamsFan1963 It‘s probably just me. I may try another in the series, just to see if I like that one better. 10mo
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Librarybelle
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Starting my #24B4Monday with tagged book, a timer, and a cat. #SebastianKitty #Catsoflitsy

Andrew65 Great. Best of luck! 👍😊 10mo
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cobwebmoth
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We had such a nice time at the first #CincinnatiMeetup today. Thank you @Chelleo for organizing all of this! I love my bookmark with everyone's names and handles. And thank you @Pamwurtzler for my awesome blind date book! Thanks @Jess7 for taking our picture! It was wonderful meeting all of you!❤

Jess7 Cute photo!!! 💜 2y
Karkar Your picture turned out great!! 2y
Jess7 It was really nice meet you both today! 🤗 2y
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vkois88 So fun!!! I would love to do something like this in my area someday 2y
JenlovesJT47 So fun!! 2y
GypsyKat This is so awesome!!! 💗💗💗 2y
CSeydel So fun! Great planning @Chelleo ! You guys are as cute as can be. I love the bookmarks! Plus I grew up in Cincinnati :) (edited) 2y
Chelleo Great photo 🤩 I‘ll be thinking of @TK421 ‘s superpower next time I want to curse someone! 😂🤣😂 @CSeydel You‘re now an honorary #CincyLitten 2y
Betty Love love this! 2y
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brennahawleycraig
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Murder mystery, comfy kitty and fleece.

LeahBergen I love this series ❤️ 2y
Tanzy13 🐱 2y
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brennahawleycraig
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Originally kicked off 30th birthday celebrations yesterday when my dad came through town. The day isn't till tomorrow, but we decided to get going early with a new bookshelf (squee!) and a trip to our local indie bookstore. Illustrated Neverwhere and two mysteries! #bookhaul

Pruzy How are the Neverwhere illustrations? 2y
brennahawleycraig @Pruzy they're great! They're mostly in the margins but there are full ones between chapters. 2y
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Gnora
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I cannot be trusted in book stores! #bookhaul #INeedAnAdult #GotaLotofBacklist

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SarahK
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My husband did an excellent job with Valentine's shopping. A book I'd never heard of and two that I had my eye on. Plus a reading Pandora charm!

Reviewsbylola Great gift! 3y
DeborahSmall My eldest son bought me the fairy tales book pandora charm for Mother's Day 2 years back. It's still my favourite ❤️ great gifts x 3y
minkyb Booked To Die I remember as being excellent! 3y
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Zelma Mr. Z and I both read The Lion in the Living Room and really enjoyed it. 3y
SarahK @Zelma there is a documentary on Netflix based on it. It's pretty good 3y
Zelma @SarahK ooh, good to know. Thanks! 3y
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Suzze
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Simply adore this series by John Dunning. In the 80's, Dunning opened a bookstore specializing in used and rare books. In the 90s, he published his first Cliff Janeway mystery about a man who opens just such a store and solves mysteries involving rare books. Extremely well written and highly recommended. #setinlibrariesbookstores #SeasonsReadings2016

Suetara Booked to Die is one of my very favorite books. Love. ❤️ 3y
Godmotherx5 Cool cover. 3y
Godmotherx5 I added to my TBR. You're a bad influence. 😉 #blameitonlitsy 3y
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susanw I love this series too! 3y
LeahBergen I adored that series. 💗💗 3y
Suzze @Godmotherx5 We're all bad influences on each other! 3y
Godmotherx5 @Suzze Too true! 3y
RealLifeReading I love how I've come across so many new-to-me books set in bookstores and libraries today! 3y
KilgoreTrout I got a copy of this at my library book sale this summer but the cover isn't nearly as neat as that!! 3y
kspenmoll Loved this series too! Sad when I finished! 😟 3y
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KtheBookwyrm
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I loved it! Before I started it I figured it would be another mystery novel that was good but nothing to get excited about. I was so wrong. I don't know why I enjoyed this book as much as I did, but I will be diving into the second one immediately :)

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KtheBookwyrm
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I'm over halfway through this book and liking it much more than I thought I would. A new series to love!

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KtheBookwyrm
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I'm liking the tone of this already. And books! 3 pages in and there's already been some good book talk :)

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KtheBookwyrm
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It took me a while to find this and now I think it's time that I give it a go. I like murder mysteries and what could be better than a detective who loves books?

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Liberty
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WHAT FUN! A super epic nerdpurr for book enthusiasts! I hope it isn't another fifteen years before I read the next one.

ultrabookgeek That pig is super cute! 3y
Liberty @sharimichele $5 pig bank! I named him Pelvis. 😄 3y
squibblesreads @Liberty OMG PELVIS I laughed so hard 😂💕 I LOVE IT 3y
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Anei He also kind of looks like the lead singer from Reel Big Fish. 3y
Chelsey I love John Dunning! Not high art, but definitely fun 3y
ultrabookgeek @Liberty best named pig impersonator of Elvis wins all the wins! 3y
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Liberty
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Until about three years ago, I was a strict book monogamist. I absolutely had to finish a book before starting another. But now I'm all over the place with my reading lol! Like this: @jennirl just posted a photo that reminded me I have had this forever and not read it. So here I go!

mkindness I read those way back when... Lots of fun! 3y
Tanner I thoroughly enjoyed that series! 3y
Liberty @jennirl @mkindness omg his middle name is Liberty! 3y
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Bookquilter I just purged this from my TBR pile on Monday... I've had it for 10 years and it never got to the top....maybe I will go dig it out of the Friends of the Library box 3y
Liberty @Bookquilter Haha, I have seriously had it since 2001 in a box and last night was just its time, I guess. I highly recommend it - you'll whip right through it. 😀 3y
mkindness I'd forgotten about his middle name! 3y
SaraFair It blew my mind when I saw people reading several books at once on the Goodreads challenge!! What???!! So I tried it, and actually read more and faster cause I can grab what I am in the mood for with about 5 to choose from at any time. Feels like cheating but makes sense! 3y
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jennirl
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book club reading

Liberty Omg I have had this book for years and never read it. Brb, going to read it right now. 3y
jennirl @Liberty **waits** 3y
OliverDepp Guys I have this book on my nightstand now! @jennirl @Liberty it's a race! **spoiler** Liberty wins. 3y
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Liberty @OliverDepp @jennirl I'm halfway through! God, I miss old book collecting before the internet. 3y
jennirl i finished last night, did i win??? @Liberty @OliverDepp 3y
Liberty @jennirl @OliverDepp Me toooooo! Now I kinda wish computers didn't exist and there were bookstores everywhere again? 3y
Liberty @jennirl @OliverDepp Liberty Liberty Janeway. 3y
OliverDepp @Liberty @jennirl We are definitely book rowing. Finished too! But then lost my phone because grown up. Or maybe because I was trying to go back in time... To solve crimes! 3y
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