He thought she was the perfect victim. So did she. Neither could have been more wrong.
Previously published under the title: "HE'S FASTER"
A Nice Jagged Edge is an action-packed darkly comedic short story prequel to Carlyle Clark's first novel in the gallows-humored mystery crime thriller series Children from Dark Houses.
Before Rosemary Sanchez became a private investigator and a combat veteran, she was a just girl who wanted to spend a quiet night alone in a hideaway cabin in the woods, pondering the biggest decision of her life. Unfortunately, she soon realizes she is far from alone.
A man lurks in the night, his cruel compulsions driving him into the cabin after Rosemary, and it will take every ounce of her courage and cunning just to see the dawn.
What Readers are Saying . . .
"This short story takes you from hilarious to edge-of-your-seat intense in 60 seconds." - Audra Middleton author of Hitchhiker
"There was a thread of dark humor - even in the midst of such suspense - that I totally appreciated." - Mareena McGir
Q & A with the Author
Q - With all the great mystery thriller series out there, what makes the Atticus & Rosemary series stand-out?
A - Writing these, I was determined to conjure stories like the ones I love, dark and violent yet somehow still often humorous, and driven by heroes with heart and courage and a sense of justice that's not always in line with what's legal. Crime stories like that had me devouring countless private investigator novels, thrillers, and pretty much any series with a detective, public or private, but especially those with characters driven to do "the right thing."
Atticus and Rosemary embody what Raymond Chandler described in his essay The Simple Art of Murder: "But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid . . . He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it." It is crucial to me to have a woman who lived up to this billing, perhaps even more so than the man, and Rosemary more than fits that bill.
Q - What order should I read the series in?
A - I suggest you read the series in the chronological order below, however each works perfectly as a standalone. Be sure not to go by publication order, because the series was not published in chronological order.
#0 - A Nice Jagged Edge (An Atticus & Rosemary Mystery Thriller Series Prequel)
#1 - Children From Dark Houses (An Atticus & Rosemary Mystery Thriller Series)
#2 - The Black Song Inside (An Atticus & Rosemary Mystery Thriller Series)
#2.5 - There are Degrees to this Darkness (An Atticus Mystery Thriller Novella - coming soon)
Atticus & Rosemary Private Investigator Mystery Crime Thriller Series Categories:
- Private Investigator Series
- Mystery Series
- Crime Thrillers
- Private Detective Novels
- African-American Mystery, Suspense & Thriller
- Woman Sleuth
- Humorous Mysteries
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Used availability for Carlyle Clark's He's Faster
January 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition