Broken Places by Tracy Clark audiobook

Broken Places

By Tracy Clark
Read by Shari Peele

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

The Chicago Mystery Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664470019

  • ISBN: 9781664577848

  • ISBN: 9781664740471

Runtime: 12.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the RUSA Reading List Awards in Mysteries

Finalist for the 2019 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel

A Crime Reads Pick of 2018

A Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Former cop Cass Raines has found the world of private investigation a less stressful way to eke out a living in the Windy City. But when she stumbles across the dead body of a respected member of the community, it's up to her to prove a murderer is on the loose . . . Cops can make mistakes, even when they're not rookies. If anyone knows that it's Cass Raines, who took a bullet two years ago after an incompetent colleague screwed up a tense confrontation with an armed suspect. Deeply traumatized by the incident, Cass resigned from the Chicago PD, leaving one less female African-American on the force. Now she's the head of a one-woman private investigation agency, taking on just enough work to pay the bills. She spends the rest of her time keeping an eye on the tenants in her little Hyde Park apartment building, biking along the lakefront, and playing chess with the only father figure she's ever known, Father Ray Heaton. When Father Ray asks Cass to look into a recent spate of vandalism at his church, she readily agrees to handle the case. But only hours later she's horrified to discover his murdered body in the church confessional, a dead gangbanger sprawled out nearby. She knew Pop, as she called him, had ticked off plenty of people, from slumlords to drug dealers and even some parishioners and politicians, with his uncompromising defense of the downtrodden. But a late-night random theft doesn't seem like much of a motive at a cash-strapped parish like Saint Brendan's. The lead detective assigned to the case is all too ready to dismiss it as an interrupted burglary gone awry, just another statistic in a violent city. But Cass's instincts tell her otherwise, and badge or no badge, she intends to see justice done . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The first book in the new Chicago Mystery series is chock full of eccentric characters and a fierce PI who demands answers…The streets of Chicago provide enough fodder for a intense page-turning adventure.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Distinctive, vividly written characters lift this promising debut. Readers will be eager for the sequel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Clark’s compelling, suspenseful, and action-packed debut introduces a dogged, tough African American woman investigator who is complex and courageous and surrounded by a family of fascinating misfits.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Clark’s kickoff to an exciting new character-driven series explores the dynamics between a black investigator and a white world in a story ripped from the headlines.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Tracy Clark

Author Bio: Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark is the author of the acclaimed Chicago Mystery Series featuring ex-homicide cop turned PI Cassandra Raines. She received Anthony Award and Lefty Award nominations for the 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. A native of Chicago, she works as an editor in the newspaper industry. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, PI Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and a Mystery Writers of America Midwest board member. Visit her online at TracyClarkBooks.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English