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The Bookwoman's Last Fling

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The Bookwoman's Last Fling

A Cliff Janeway Novel

By John Dunning

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9781416523390, 528pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2007

Description
In another enthralling bestseller by "master yarn spinner" (Chicago Sun-Times) John Dunning, rare book dealer and relentless private eye Cliff Janeway unravels a deadly plot marked by stolen classics and stable secrets.
When wealthy horse trainer H. R. Geiger dies, Denver bookman Cliff Janeway encounters the legacy of the man's wife, Candice, a true bookwoman who left behind an assortment of rare first-edition children's books. Sent to assess the collection, Janeway soon finds that several titles are missing, replaced by cheap reprints -- while other hugely expensive pieces remain. Why would a thief take one priceless book and leave an equally valuable volume on the shelf? Suspecting foul play, Janeway follows the trail of Candice's shadowy past to California's Golden Gate and Santa Anita racetracks, where he signs on as a racehorse hot walker. Eavesdropping on the chatter among the hands, he doesn't like what he hears. And when he goes to the house where Candice died to look for answers, Janeway finds much more than he bargained for.


Praise For The Bookwoman's Last Fling

"Dunning scores another triumph.... Sure to lure Dick Francis fans." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)



"Terrific dialogue and some very nice writing.... A mystery that races to the beat of horses' hooves." -- Rocky Mountain News



"An exhilarating adventure that makes book-collecting seem as exciting as horseracing." -- The New York Times