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The Bookwomans Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel
The Bookwomans Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel by John Dunning 0786287934 9780786287932
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The Bookwomans Last Fling: A Cliff Janeway Novel by John Dunning

As a young man, New York Times bestselling author John Dunning earned his living for several years working behind the scenes on the racetrack circuit. Now he brings his memories of the horse world and his expertise in collectible books to this mesmerizing new Bookman novel rich with the lore of both books and horses. . . . Denver bookman Cliff Janeway would have liked Candice Geiger. She loved books with a true bookwomans passion. Her collection of first-edition childrens books is the best that Janeway ever hopes to see. Sadly, Janeway and Candice Geiger will never meet. She died much too young. Now, twenty years later, her books remain a testament to an extraordinary womans remarkable vision. Janeway first learns about the juvenilia collection when Candices elderly husband, H. R. Geiger, passes away and Janeway travels to their Idaho home to assess the collection. The estate cant be distributed until the books are valued, so theres pressure on Janeway to do the job quickly. But one look at the books tells Janeway somethings wrong. Valuable titles are missing, replaced by cheap reprints. Other hugely valuable pieces remain. Why would a thief take one priceless book and leave an equally valuable volume on the shelf? The answer may lie in Candices story. The daughter of a wealthy industrialist, she married horse owner and trainer H. R. Geiger at a young age. They traveled the racetrack circuit with some success, as evidenced by winners-circle photographs -- in which Candice is always a mysterious background figure dressed in white. Two decades after Candices strange death, Janeway finds himself deep in a book mystery that may turn out to bemuch more than a cataloging exercise. It may even involve murder. Candices daughter, Sharon, may be one of the few people who can help Janeway discover the truth. Sharon has her own Idaho ranch where she takes in sick and injured horses. Janeway worries that her house contains something that could make her very vulnerable: half of her mothers fabulous book collection. The trail of Candices shadowy past leads Janeway to Californias Golden Gate and Santa Anita racetracks, where he signs on as a racehorse hot walker. A novice at racetrack life, he tries to remain inconspicuous while listening to the chatter among the hands. He doesnt like what he hears. And when he goes to the house where Candice died to look for answers, he finds more than he bargained for. With its rich mix of books and horses, The Bookwomans Last Fling is a classic entry in John Dunnings acclaimed Bookman series of suspense novels, sure to bring this superbly talented author even more accolades.

Author: John Dunning

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 541

Publisher: Thorndike Pr

Publication Date: 2006-08-02

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0786287934

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