January 15, 2009

The Bookwoman's Last Fling ***

*** The Bookwoman's Last Fling, John Dunning, 2006

More back story on Dunning and the Janeway books in my review of The Holland Suggestions. From my experience, the Janeway books are three star books. I almost took this down to two stars because the story drags in a few places, but Dunning's characters always deliver, so three it is.

I read Booked to Die and The Bookman's Wake back in 2000, but didn't realize there were more. I grabbed this one at Half-Priced Books, but now I see there are two others before this one, The Bookman's Promise and The Sign of the Book. Guess I'll drag out the old pocketbook and get them in the queue.

I also reviewed Dunning's Deadline in 2008.


Daniel said...

Is this the guy who's stories take place in the used/rare bookstore in Denver?

Brad Whittington said...

This is the author of the Cliff Janeway novels, which feature an ex-cop turned rare book dealer. Some of them have scenes in the bookstore in Denver. This one takes place in Idaho and California.