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The Bookman's Promise

(2004)
(The third book in the Cliff Janeway series)
A novel by

 
The Barnes & Noble Review
This third installment in John Dunning's imaginative and engaging Bookman series (following The Bookman's Wake) is centered on a book that could change the face of American history: an inscribed edition of a travel journal by 19th-century British explorer Richard Burton.

Cliff Janeway, former Denver homicide cop turned antiquarian bookseller, discovers that the rare Burton book he's just won at auction may in fact be owned by Josephine Gallant, an elderly woman whose grandfather accompanied the explorer on his little-known journey through the pre–Civil War South. Gallant informs Janeway that her grandfather owned a priceless collection of Burton's works that remained in the family for years before falling prey to a pair of conniving booksellers. As the old woman lies dying, Janeway sets off to recover the books -- but not before a close friend is murdered and a mysterious figure begins to stalk everyone connected to the collection.

A heady mix of historical intrigue and contemporary suspense, Dunning's tale draws us into a unique world inhabited by fascinating and believable characters. Bibiliophiles, and mystery lovers alike will find The Bookman's Promise a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable reading experience.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bookman's Promise
Author(s): John Dunning
ISBN: 1-58547-455-X / 978-1-58547-455-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bookman's Promise
Author(s): John Dunning
ISBN: 0-7432-4992-5 / 978-0-7432-4992-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel
Author(s): John Dunning
ISBN: 1-4516-7639-5 / 978-1-4516-7639-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bookman's Promise
Author(s): John Dunning
ISBN: 1-4165-1320-5 / 978-1-4165-1320-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bookman's Promise (Cliff Janeway Novels)
Author(s): John Dunning
ISBN: 0-7434-7629-8 / 978-0-7434-7629-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Star
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Audio Editions

2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bookman's Promise (The Cliff Janeway Bookman Series, Book 3)
Author(s): John Dunning, George Guidall
ISBN: 1-4025-8837-2 / 978-1-4025-8838-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


October 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Bookman's Promise [Unabridged Library Edition]
Author(s): John Dunning
ISBN: 1-4025-8835-6 / 978-1-4025-8835-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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February 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel (Cliff Janeway Novels)
Author(s): John Dunning
ISBN: 0-7435-3587-1 / 978-0-7435-3587-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel (Cliff Janeway Novels)
Author(s): John Dunning
ISBN: 0-7435-3588-X / 978-0-7435-3588-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel (Cliff Janeway Novels)
Author(s): John Dunning
Publisher: Scribner
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