Keeper of the Flame by Jack Batten
A Crang Mystery

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His propensity for wisecracking gets him into trouble with some seriously nasty people. Vodka-sipping, jazz-loving Crang is a clever fellow who adds welcome humor to this sixth noir-light case.
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A hip-hop star hires criminal lawyer Crang to save him from a messy blackmail. In the course of performing the rescue, Crang gets embroiled with a gang running a porn operation. These guys play rough, and after someone dies a violent death, Crang has a murder to solve before he can tidy up his hip-hop client’s reputation.
 

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JACK BATTEN was a lawyer who has become a well-known author, journalist, radio personality, and reviewer. He has written over forty books, including biographies, crime novels, and books about sports. His non-fiction titles for young readers include The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat, winner of the prestigious Norma Fleck Award, the critically acclaimed Silent in an Evil Time: The Brave War of Edith Cavell, and the heartbreaking The War to End All Wars: The Story of World War I. Jack Batten lives in Toronto.
 
Published April 2, 2016 by Dundurn. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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on Feb 04 2016

His propensity for wisecracking gets him into trouble with some seriously nasty people. Vodka-sipping, jazz-loving Crang is a clever fellow who adds welcome humor to this sixth noir-light case.

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