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John Dunning (detective fiction author)

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John Dunning
Born (1942-01-09) January 9, 1942 (age 79)
Brooklyn, New York
OccupationNovelist
GenreDetective fiction, mystery
SpouseHelen

John Dunning (born January 9, 1942) is an American writer of non-fiction and detective fiction. He is known for his reference books on old-time radio and his series of mysteries featuring Denver bookseller and ex-policeman Cliff Janeway.

Life

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942, Dunning moved to his father's hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, at the age of three. In 1964 he left his parents' home and moved to Denver, Colorado, where, after a time working as a stable hand at a horse racing track, he got a job at The Denver Post. In 1970 he left the newspaper and took up writing novels, while pursuing a variety of jobs. Partly because of trouble with his publishers, in 1984 he stopped writing and opened a store specializing in second-hand and rare books called the Old Algonquin Bookstore.[1][2] At the urging of fellow authors, he returned to the world of novels in 1992 with his first Cliff Janeway novel, Booked to Die. In 1994 he closed the store and continued it as an internet and mail order business called Old Algonquin Books.[3]

Dunning lives in Denver with his wife Helen.

Radio

In addition to compiling encyclopedic reference books about the history of radio programming, Dunning hosted a long-running weekly radio show, Old-Time Radio.[4]

Works

Cliff Janeway novels

  • Booked to Die (1992)
  • The Bookman's Wake (1995)
  • The Bookman's Promise (2004)
  • The Sign of the Book (2005)
  • The Bookwoman's Last Fling (2006)

Other detective novels

  • The Holland Suggestions (1975)
  • Looking for Ginger North (1980)
  • Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime (2001)

Other novels

  • Denver (1980)
  • Deadline (1981)

Nonfiction

  • Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925–1976 (1976)
  • On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (1998)

Awards

Dunning received his first award nomination in 1981, when Looking for Ginger North received an Edgar Award nomination for "Best Paperback Original".[5] The following year, Deadline was nominated for this same honour.[5]

Dunning's novel Booked to Die won the Nero Award and was nominated for the 1993 Anthony Award in the "Best Novel" category.[6][7] The follow up to this novel, The Bookman's Wake, was nominated for the 1996 Edgar Award in the "Best Novel" running.[8]

References

  1. ^ Wheelan, Joe (April 28, 1992). "Author Combines Bookselling, Writing Fevers". The Item. Jack Osteen. p. 6A. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Wheelan, Joe (May 25, 1995). "Worlds of Books, Murder Collide". The Daily News. Bowling Green, Kentucky: John Pipes Gaines. p. 11. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Old Algonquin Books". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-507678-8. Retrieved April 2, 2012. john dunning on the air.
  5. ^ a b "Best Paperback Original Mystery Novel Edgar Award Winners and Nominees – Complete Lists". Mysterynet.com. Archived from the original on December 20, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  6. ^ "Wolfe Pack Nero Award Recipients chronologically". Nerowolfe.org. December 12, 2011. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  7. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. October 2, 2003. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  8. ^ "Best Mystery Novel Edgar Award Winners and Nominees – Complete Lists". Mysterynet.com. Retrieved April 2, 2012.

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