"My favorite fiction novel this year was written by a taxi driver who used to hand it out to his passengers. It’s a terrific story and character study...Kudos to Hard Case Crime for publishing Mr. Clark’s book."
TWO KILLERS STALK THE STREETS OF CHICAGO—
CAN ONE TAXI DRIVER CORNER THEM BOTH?
Eddie Miles is one of a dying breed: a Windy City hack who knows every street and back alley of his beloved city and takes its recent descent into violence personally. But what can one driver do about a killer targeting streetwalkers or another terrorizing cabbies? Precious little—until the night he witnesses one of them in action...
Praise for the Work of Jack Clark...
- First published by Hard Case Crime in 2010, NOBODY’S ANGEL returns in Hard Case Crime’s first-ever edition in the larger trade paperback format, featuring all-new cover art by Claudia Caranfa
- The Washington Post writes, "Nobody’s Angel is a gem...it’s just about perfect."
- Chicago Sun-Times on NOBODY’S ANGEL: "Heartbreaking...captivating... each page turn feels like real, authentic Chicago."
- Booklist on NOBODY’S ANGEL: "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."
- Publishers Weekly on NOBODY’S ANGEL: "[A] slim, sparse, and heartbreaking novel."
- A Chicago cabbie himself, Jack Clark self-published an earlier version of this book in an edition of 500 copies and sold them to his fares from the front seat of his cab
- Author was a finalist for the Shamus Award in 2003
- "A brisk style and fine descriptions...a great read."
- — Publishers Weekly
- "A pure delight...the best mystery of the month...There’s a memorable moment...on virtually every page."
- — Chicago Tribune