Crime Fiction John Dunning Bookmans Promise

ISBN 13: 9780731813025

Bookmans Promise

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Dunning, John
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York (2005)
ISBN 10: 0731813022 ISBN 13: 9780731813025
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 469 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. This book is an unread copy. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. The quest begins when an old woman, Josephine Gallant, learns that Janeway has recently bought at auction a signed first edition by the legendary nineteenth-century explorer Richard Francis Burton. The book is a true classic, telling of Burton's journey (disguised as a Muslim) to the forbidden holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The Boston auction house was a distinguished and trustworthy firm, but provenance is sometimes murky and Josephine says the book is rightfully hers. She believes that her grandfather, who was living in Baltimore more than eighty years ago, had a fabulous collection of Burton material, including a handwritten journal allegedly detailing Burton's undercover trip deep into the troubled American South in 1860. Josephine remembers the books from her childhood, but everything mysteriously disappeared shortly after her grandfather's death. With little time left in her own life, Josephine begs for Janeway's promise: he must find her grandfather's collection. It's a virtually impossible task, Janeway suspects, as the books will no doubt have been sold and separated over the years, but how can he say no to a dying woman? It seems that her grandfather, Charlie Warren, traveled south with Burton in the spring of 1860, just before the Civil War began. Was Burton a spy for Britain? What happened during the three months in Burton's travels for which there are no records? How did Charlie acquire his unique collection of Burton books? What will the journal, if it exists, reveal? When a friend is murdered, possibly because of a Burton book, Janeway knows he must find the answers. Someone today is willing to kill to keep the secrets of the past, and Janeway's search will lead him east: To Baltimore, to a Pulitzer Prize-winning author with a very stuffed shirt, and to a pair of unorthodox booksellers. It reaches a fiery conclusion at Fort Sumter off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. What's more, a young lawyer, Erin d'Angelo, and ex-librarian Koko Bujak, have their own reasons for wanting to find the journal. But can Janeway trust them? Quantity Available: 4. Category: Fiction; Crime; ISBN: 0731813022. ISBN/EAN: 9780731813025. Inventory No: 10110803. This item is in stock in our Australian warehouse. We are not dropshippers. Bookseller Inventory # 10110803

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Dunning, John.
Published by Pocket Star / Pocket Books, New York (2005)
ISBN 10: 0731813022 ISBN 13: 9780731813025
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Book Description Pocket Star / Pocket Books, New York, 2005. 1st p/b ed.. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. 469 pp. Crime fiction novel about a Denver policeman named Cliff Janeway who is now a bookseller. He buys a signed first edition of a rare book by a 19th century explorer and man of letters, Sir Richard Francis Burton, and then becomes involved in a new mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 28038

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