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Broken Places

(2018)
(The first book in the Chicago Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Cops can make mistakes, even when they’re not rookies. If anyone knows that it’s Cass Raines.
 
Cass took a bullet two years ago after an incompetent colleague screwed up a tense confrontation with an armed suspect. Deeply traumatized, 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. But when the only father figure she’s ever known, Father Ray Heaton, asks her to look into a recent spate of vandalism at his church, she readily agrees to handle it.
 
Only hours later Cass is horrified to discover Father Ray’s 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 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. The lead detective assigned to the case is all too eager to dismiss it as a 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 . . . .
 
 
“An exciting new character-driven series.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Mystery

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"Engrossing and superbly written-I can't say enough good things about Broken Places!." - Lisa Black


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November 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Broken Places (Chicago Mystery)
Author(s): Tracy P Clark
ISBN: 1-4328-5808-4 / 978-1-4328-5808-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Broken Places (A Chicago Mystery)
Author(s): Tracy Clark
ISBN: 1-4967-1487-3 / 978-1-4967-1487-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Broken Places (A Chicago Mystery)
Author(s): Tracy Clark
ISBN: 1-4967-1488-1 / 978-1-4967-1488-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Broken Places
Author(s): Tracy Clark
ISBN: 1-4967-2118-7 / 978-1-4967-2118-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington Books
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Broken Places (The Chicago Mystery Series)
Author(s): Tracy Clark
ISBN: 1-66447-001-8 / 978-1-66447-001-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Broken Places
Author(s): Tracy Clark
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Broken Places
Author(s): Tracy Clark
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Broken Places
Author(s): Tracy Clark
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Broken Places
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Kindle Editions

January 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Broken Places: A gripping private investigator series (A Cass Raines Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Tracy Clark
Publisher: Canelo
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May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Broken Places (A Chicago Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Tracy Clark
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA