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Straight No Chaser

(1989)
(The second book in the Crang series)
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Classic Batten--on the rocks Jazz. Cocaine. Vietnamese triads. Dope-dealing yuppie lawyers. Jack Batten's got them all in his second mystery novel starring Crang, the unconventional criminal lawyer with a taste for straight vodka and a nose for trouble. This time out Crang is hired by his buddy Dave Goddard, a sax player whose playing style is from the fifties, but whose unwitting involvement in a complex coke-smuggling ring is pure eighties. Crang's friendly offer to help Dave find out who is tailing him takes a reluctant sleuth into a series of unlikely locales: behind the scenes at Toronto's oh-so-chic film festival; into a triad-run afterhours boozecan; and into the gang's inner sanctum, the office of Big Bam, the ring's genial but deadly kingpin. No one could ever accuse Crang of being a superhero, but with his usual mixture of innate cool and naive enthusiasm he brings the villains to justice and readers to the end of a cleverly entertaining romp that leaves

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Hardback Editions

June 1989 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Straight no chaser: A Crang mystery
Author(s): Jack Batten
ISBN: 0-7715-9440-2 / 978-0-7715-9440-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Macmillan of Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Straight No Chaser: A Crang Mystery
Author(s): Jack Batten
ISBN: 0-88762-747-1 / 978-0-88762-747-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1990 : Canada Mass Market Paperback

Title: Straight No Chaser
Author(s): Jack Batten
ISBN: 0-7704-2381-7 / 978-0-7704-2381-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Straight No Chaser: A Crang Mystery
Author(s): Jack Batten
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA