Book Review: Booked to Die by John Dunning
I know what you are thinking, and I agree. A horrible, exceptionally tired title. That being said, I loved this book. Cliff Janeway, the sleuth in the Bookman series, of which this is the first--I hate to start in the middle of a series--is damaged and lonely, inveterately unethical but goodhearted. I feel a kinship with the character, for reasons I'll keep close to my chest.
The book is older, a 1992 copyright, but the mix of detective novel and literati-in-the-know, holds the readers interest. This combination has come into vogue recently with such titles as:
- Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (series)
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The next book review - The Keep by Jennifer Egan