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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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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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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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 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 >

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POP-UP AESOP by John Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2005

Five fables, four of them not the usual chestnuts, get modern-sounding retellings—"A wolf had worked up a big appetite and was looking for a snack. . . . Read full book review >

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THE SURVIVOR by John F. Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2005

"A complement and corrective to the Clintons' own memoirs, full of surprising turns that do much to explain the recent past—and the unfolding political present."
A revealing look at the Clinton presidency, characterized by great ambitions and shattering failures. Read full book review >

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STRONG STUFF by John Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Another campy take on ancient mythology from the author of Greece! Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Q.E.D. A deeply cynical enterprise, this book. But then, so is American politics, all the more reason this will doubtless wind up on the nightstands of candidates everywhere."
Talking points, on-message admonitions and Machiavellian strategies for would-be presidents. Read full book review >

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MURDERER'S MARKET by Joan Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"An engaging detective gets support from neither other characters nor the plot in this laborious outing."
In Dunning's debut novel, a woman's suspicious death in a Kentish country home brings together an assemblage of London and local police with the residents of the subdivided house. Read full book review >