Westerfield's Chain by Jack Clark

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This novel was a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel.

“A pure delight for many reasons, not the least of which
is the way Jack Clark celebrates and rings a few changes
on the familiar private-eye script…There’s a memorable
moment [on] virtually every page.”
—Chicago Tribune

“Clark knows his city: the geography and flavor of
the neighborhoods are vividly presented, and
interesting, often quirky characters are introduced
along this fascinating ride.”
—Chicago Reader

“Jack Clark’s descriptions are beautifully haunting and
his plotting is exceptional.”
—Romantic Times

“A likeable protagonist and spirited, uncluttered prose: a
promising debut by a Chicago cabbie who may drive a
hack but doesn’t write like one.”
—Kirkus Review

"It's a great read." --Publishers Weekly

About Jack Clark

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published May 18, 2010 by Jack Clark. 299 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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investigating the peccadilloes of other small-timers and hating every minute of it—as he’s hating the minute he serendipitously bumps into spunky young Rebecca Westerfield, who’s searching for her missing father while Nick’s tracking down the missing witness to a minor auto accident.

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Eugene Westerfield is "on vacation" indefinitely, and Jimmy Madison, a student who works in one of Westerfield's drugstores, disappears just after Nick gets his statement about the traffic case.

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Forty-five year old private sleuth Nick Acropolis used to be a homicide detective until he was kicked off the force.

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