The Bookman's Wake

The Bookman's Wake

Paperback - 1996
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Denver cop-turned-bookdealer Cliff Janeway is lured by an enterprising fellow ex-policeman into going to Seattle to bring back a fugitive wanted for assault, burglary, and the possible theft of a priceless edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The bail jumper turns out to be a vulnerable young woman calling herself Eleanor Rigby, who is also a gifted book finder.
Janeway is intrigued by the woman -- and by the deadly history surrounding the rare volume. Hunted by people willing to kill for the antique tome, a terrified Eleanor escapes and disappears. To find her -- and save her -- Janeway must unravel the secrets of the book's past and its mysterious maker, for only then can he stop the hand of death from turning another page....
Publisher: New York : Pocket, 1996
ISBN: 9780671567828


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

A special small press edition of Poe's The Raven attracts the attention of former Denver police detective and recently-established book dealer Cliff Janeway, especially when it leads to a trail of unsolved murders. Like the author's award winning Booked to Die, this eagerly awaited successor features credible characters, an intriguing plot and fascinating detail about the rare book trade.


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