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  • ISBN: 149671489X
  • ISBN: 9781496714893
  • ISBN: 1496714873
  • ISBN: 9781496714879
  • Physical Description: vi, 361 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Kensington Hardcover Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: Former cop Cass Raines has found the world of private investigation a less stressful way to eke out a living in the Windy City. When Father Ray Heaton asks Cass to look into a recent spate of vandalism at his church, she agrees. But only hours later she discovers his body in the church confessional, a dead gangbanger sprawled out nearby. It's dismissed as a late-night random theft, but Cass's instincts tell her that's not the motive at a cash-strapped parish like Saint Brendan's. And she intends to see justice done....

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
    The title gives a hint to the depth of this debut PI novel. The Chicago Police Department lost one of its best homicide detectives, African American Cass Raines, after a shootout in which two bullets lodged near her aorta, nearly killing her and definitely weakening her arm and breaking her spirit. Now she works as a private investigator where she lives, in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood, an area itself filled with broken places. A strong feature of this book is that Cass is fully embedded in her community, giving her extra insight into what goes down there. The focus here is on what's happened in a church, where Cass' longtime mentor and chess buddy, Father Ray Heaton, has asked her to investigate a fire and break-in. Then Cass finds the community-activist priest shot to death in the confessional, and the body of a teen lying before the altar. While Clark tends to be a bit overexpansive with her descriptive passages, this street-smart first mystery boasts great characterization and a terrific new protagonist. Get this writer on your radar now. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tracy Clark is the author of the highly acclaimed Chicago Mystery Series featuring ex-homicide cop turned PI Cassandra Raines, a hard-driving, African-American protagonist who works the mean streets of the Windy City dodging cops, cons, killers, and thugs. She received Anthony Award, Lefty Award and Shamus Award nominations for her series debut, Broken Places, which was also shortlisted for the American Library Association’s RUSA Reading List, named a CrimeReads Best New PI Book of 2018, a Midwest Connections Pick, and a Library Journal Best Books of the Year. In addition to her Cass Raines novels, Tracy’s short story “For Services Rendered,” appears in the anthology Shades of Black:Crime and Mystery Stories by African‑American Authors. A native of Chicago, she works as an editor in the newspaper industry and roots for the Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks equally. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, PI Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and a Mystery Writers of America Midwest board member. Find Tracy on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @tracypc6161, or visit her online at

Subject: Women private investigators Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Priests Crimes against Fiction
Chicago (Ill.) Fiction
African American women Fiction
Women private investigators
Illinois Chicago
Detective and mystery stories
Women Private Investigators Fiction
Priests Crimes against Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
African American Women Fiction
Chicago (Ill) Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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