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Crang Plays the Ace

(1987)
(The first book in the Crang series)
A novel by

 
 
'Cause a poker face aint' just a song by Lady Gaga' Crang is a criminal lawyer. He loves jazz, old movies, Polish vodka, his Volkswagen convertible, and his girlfriend Annie, not necessarily in that order. A wise-cracking WASP with a moral code that owes little to the Law Society of Upper Canada, Crang is equally quick with his lip and fists, but he can tell a fish fork from a pair of brass knuckles when he has to. The clients who come to Crang's second-floor walk-up office on Toronto's Queen Street strip--street punks, two bit robbers, and small-time scam artists--are usually guilty. Crang likes it that way. Mostly he gets them off and they're grateful. So when Matthew Wansborough, wealthy financier and scion of a fine old family, comes to Crang with the novel problem that his $300,000 investment in Ace Disposal Services is too profitable, Crang is puzzled. Wansborough isn't Crang's usual kind of client and Ace isn't Wansborough's usual kind of blue-chip op

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Hardback Editions

April 1987 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Crang plays the Ace: A mystery
Author(s): Jack Batten
ISBN: 0-7715-9339-2 / 978-0-7715-9339-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Gage Distribution Co
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Crang Plays the Ace: A Crang Mystery
Author(s): Jack Batten
ISBN: 0-88762-746-3 / 978-0-88762-746-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Crang Plays the Ace: A Crang Mystery
Author(s): Jack Batten
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA