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Thomas & Mercer
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5.3 X 8.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Tracy Clark is the author of the acclaimed Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series featuring Cassandra Raines, a hard-driving African American PI who works the mean streets of the Windy City dodging cops, cons, and killers. Clark received Anthony Award and Lefty Award nominations for series debut Broken Places, which was shortlisted for the American Library Association's RUSA Reading List and named a CrimeReads Best New PI Book of 2018, a Midwest Connections Pick, and a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Broken Places has since been optioned by Sony Pictures Television.

A Chicago native, Clark roots for all Chicago sports teams equally. She's a member of Crime Writers of Color, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime and sits on the boards of Bouchercon National and the Midwest Mystery Conference. Find her on Facebook (https: //facebook.com/tclarkbooks), Twitter (@tracypc6161), Instagram (@tpclark2000), or her website (https: //tracyclarkbooks.com).


Praise for Tracy Clark


"A Chicago cop still mourning her late partner transfers to a new precinct just in time to catch a truly creepy case. Solid...work from a writer who knows the dark side of the Windy City." --Kirkus Reviews

"[Det. Harriet] Foster's dogged approach to catching killers will resonate with Michael Connelly fans. May the wait for the second Harriet Foster police procedural be brief." --Publishers Weekly

"Hide is an astonishing crime novel that broke my heart and then sewed it back together again, stronger than before. It hits all the right notes--a captivating protagonist up against a nightmarish serial killer, their hunt played out across a Chicago so immersive, so flawlessly rendered, that you can hear your own footsteps slapping the streets--while managing to create something completely unique. One of the best books I've read in years." --Jess Lourey, Amazon Charts bestselling author

"Tracy Clark's not-so-hidden talent is for conjuring characters who are engaging and achingly real. Detective Harri Foster is a stellar recruit to her new team and to our crime fiction shelves. Hide is a page-turner with heart." --Lori Rader-Day, Agatha Award-winning author of Death at Greenway


"You know those books that are wonderful, but that envy, the worm in the bud, makes you shy away from praising because you wish you'd created that prose or those insights? Runner by Tracy Clark. She understands the streets, kids, the way a PI and a cop really work. Kudos." --Sara Paretsky, New York Times bestselling author of the V.I. Warshawski series and cofounder of Sisters in Crime

"Clark writes with purpose, her sense of social justice never venturing into dogma but remaining fully rooted in Raines's actions and personality. She saves, but is no savior, because she operates in a world where survival is the benchmark, and pain remains in the aftermath." --The New York Times

"Clark has a unique voice in the PI genre, one that is articulate, daring, and ultimately hopeful." --S.A. Cosby, Anthony and ITW award-winner, The Washington Post

Broken Places

"Engrossing and superbly written--I can't say enough good things about Broken Places!" --Lisa Black, New York Times bestselling author of That Darkness and Unpunished

"Unforgettable...Distinctive, vividly written characters lift this promising debut. Readers will be eager for the sequel." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Clark's compelling, suspenseful, and action-packed debut introduces a dogged, tough African American woman investigator who is complex and courageous and surrounded by a family of fascinating misfits. Fans of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone or Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski will welcome Cass Raines to their ranks." --Library Journal (starred review)

"This street-smart first mystery boasts great characterization and a terrific new protagonist. Get this writer on your radar now." --Booklist