Search Results: "John Harris Dunning"


BOOK REVIEW

SALEM BROWNSTONE by John Harris Dunning
FANTASY
Released: July 13, 2010

"Readers who, like Salem, 'love the rum and unusual, the uncanny, the macabre' will find much to appreciate in the artwork; those looking for a plot of similar depth will be disappointed. (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
Part mystery, part horror, this sly, psuedo-Victorian graphic novel is heavy on style but light on plot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKMAN’S PROMISE by John Dunning
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 2004

"Though not as tightly wound as Janeway's first two adventures, this one is still endlessly inventive, exhilarating, and literate. Quite a knockout punch for a used bookseller."
That eminent Victorian scholar-adventurer, Sir Richard Burton, is both subject and role model for antiquarian bookseller Cliff Janeway's long-awaited third case. Read full book review >

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TWO O’CLOCK EASTERN WARTIME by John Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"As moody and meandering as a Hemingway epic (Dulaney gets part of his alias from bell-toller Robert Jordan), Dunning's magnum opus celebrates the forgotten genius of radio, and the winsome heroics of ordinary people caught up in the passion of the great war."
Grandly romantic, nostalgic WWII epic of radio days, summer nights, and Nazis lurking about New Jersey, from the highly regarded book collector and mystery-writer (The Bookman's Wake, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BOOKMAN'S WAKE by John Dunning
Released: April 1, 1995

"Bookbinding has never been so spellbinding. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
Something special looms for Denver book-dealer Cliff Janeway (who debuted in Booked to Die, 1992) when an old non-friend p.i., perching in his doorway as portentously as Poe's Raven, enlists him to fly to Seattle to retrieve Eleanor Rigby, a young woman wanted for a burglary and shooting in Taos. Read full book review >

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THE SIGN OF THE BOOK by John Dunning
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

Denver cop-turned-bookseller Cliff Janeway's fourth case takes him to far-off Paradise, Colorado, where cops and crooks alike are as infernal as the weather. Read full book review >

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BOOKED TO DIE by John Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Happily for fans, Dunning, a rare-book dealer himself, plans further Janeway books."
Dunning, twice nominated for the Edgar (a pair of paperbacks), deserves to win one for this Denver cop-turned-bookman tale—a lively, seductive primer on how to open a bookstore, spot a first edition, warehouse it, price it, and enjoy it for its own sake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >