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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like collectable books, you'll enjoy this!, 18 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Booked to Die: A Mystery Introducing Cliff Janeway (Cliff Janeway Novels (Paperback)) (Mass Market Paperback)
Brilliant book! The most enjoyable detective novel I've read for ages! The theme (books) isn't going to appeal to everyone, but if you know anything at all about the used/rare book trade then I'm sure you'll find something in this novel to like... I'm now looking forward to reading the rest of the series, starting with "The Bookman's Wake".

The book opens with a death - Bobby the bookscout is found murdered in an alleyway. But who would want to murder a bookscout? And why? Not for money, surely?... bookscouts like Bobby live from hand-to-mouth. But, then, surely nobody would commit murder for a book?... There must be some other motive?

For homicide detective, Cliff Janeway (with a passion for fiction first editions) the hunt for Bobby's killer goes through many phases, beginning with a personal vendetta against the lead suspect (he and Cliff have a colourful history). Midway through the novel Cliff reaches a stage in his career where he eventually decides that it's time his passion for books becomes something more than just a hobby... and with a couple of further murders the hunt for Bobby's killer is re-kindled as the quest becomes a personal one...

Really well-written with a good pace. Plenty of scope is left to the reader's imagination when it comes to the characters. Readers with little interest or knowledge of collectable books may find all the book detail and book price detail too intense, but others are going to love it!
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