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Nobody's Angel

(The first book in the Eddie Miles series)
A novel by

"From the driver's seat of his cab, Eddie negotiates a city splintered by race and class and rapidly losing its economic underpinnings. Nobody's Angel has the wry humor and engaging characters typical of the best of the hard-boiled genre, but Clark's portrait of Chicago in the 1990s, with its vanishing factories and jobs, its lethal public housing projects, its teenage hookers climbing into vans on North Avenue, is what gives it legs. Sure there are a couple murderers on the loose, but the larger violence is coming from systemic forces wreaking havoc in a place that, maybe, used to be better." -- Chicago Reader

"'Nobody's Angel' is a gem...which doesn't contain a wasted word or a false note... Its real beauty lies in Eddie's bittersweet existence and the special romance and danger of the cabdriver's life--lives we often glimpse but rarely give a second thought." -- Washington Post

"[A] fine atmospheric thriller. The cynical, melancholy cabbie point of view is perfect for this kind of neon-lit, noir-tinged, saxophone-scored prose poem, and Clark hits all the right notes." --Booklist

"[A] slim, sparse, and heartbreaking novel." --Publishers Weekly

"Heartbreaking... Captivating... Clark's true subject [is] his city. Each page turn feels like real, authentic Chicago." --Chicago Sun-Times:

"The anecdotal structure pulls you along at just the right pace and the economics of his story telling are commendable. There's a world of intriguing and memorable detail expertly packed into two-hundred pages and just the right amount of heartache. The book's close features one of the best final lines of any book I've ever read. Please don't pick it up and read that last page first, it's so worth getting there naturally."
--Barnes & Noble Ransom Notes:

"Nobody's Angel is a powerhouse of a book, a genuine work of noir and one of the best books of the year. Clark can write. This is an incredible book that you will not soon forget."

Genre: Mystery    

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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : Paperback

Title: Nobody's Angel
Author(s): Jack Clark
ISBN: 1-5369-6814-5 / 978-1-5369-6814-9
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2011 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Nobodys Angel (Hard Case Crime)
Author(s): Jack Clark
ISBN: 0-85768-350-0 / 978-0-85768-350-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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May 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: Nobody's Angel (Hard Case Crime)
Author(s): Jack Clark
ISBN: 0-8439-6327-1 / 978-0-8439-6327-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hardcase Crime
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Nobody's Angel (Hard Case Crime Book 65)
Author(s): Jack Clark
Publisher: Jack Clark Ink
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