Short Squeeze

Author:   Chris Knopf
Publisher:   Minotaur Books
ISBN:  

9780312551230


Pages:   274
Publication Date:   19 January 2010
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The outside world thinks living in the Hamptons requires a Bentley, a face-lift, and a shingle-style home the size of Buckingham Palace. The truth is a lot more complicated than that. Dig a little deeper and you're as likely to find a saint--or a Mensa genius--as you are a deviant or certified nut job lurking right below the surface. I know this because these are my beloved clients. Meet Jackie Swaitkowski, a smart-aleck attorney whose legal turf is supposed to be the buzzing Hamptons real-estate market. But when a new client turns up dead, things take a sudden and decidedly dangerous turn. In a client's pocket is an envelope that contains a shocking piece of evidence that suggests that the death was anything but an accident. Jackie has bigger fish to fry--like her old flame Harry's surprise return to town--until a late-night car chase changes her priorities. Now she has every reason to believe that the next name on the killer's list is her own. Chris Knopf has been praised for his quick-witted writing and broad knowledge of the highs and lows of Hamptons life, and his books have been included on best-of-the-year lists complied by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and others. Now, in Short Squeeze, he brings an irresistible new heroine to center stage.

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Author:   Chris Knopf
Publisher:   Minotaur Books
Imprint:   Minotaur Books
Dimensions:   Width: 17.00cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 22.10cm
Weight:   0.336kg
ISBN:  

9780312551230


ISBN 10:   0312551231
Pages:   274
Publication Date:   19 January 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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Knopf has a touch I like--cool, careful, reflective--and a great ear for the comic eccentricities of the human voice. -- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review Though Connecticut abounds with mystery novelists, one of its better-kept secrets in the genre is Chris Knopf of Avon. . . . His latest novel, Short Squeeze, both improves and expands on his winning formula. . . . Knopf pulls off another difficult feat in this novel. He truly and fully inhabits the being of a female narrator. She's disheveled, disorganized but highly effective at what she does. . . . A misstep here and a sour note there, and the illusion of a living, breathing female lead collapses. But Knopf walks the literary tightrope well. -- The Sunday Republican <p> Manic Jackie may have a law degree and a place in the Hamptons, but she's still worthy kin to her more downscale Trenton sister Stephanie Plum. <p>-- Kirkus Reviews This spin-off features the same vividly evoked Hamptons setting and the same c


&#8220;Knopf has a touch I like&#8212;cool, careful, reflective&#8212;and a great ear for the comic eccentricities of the human voice.&#8221; &#160; &#8212; Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review &#160; Though Connecticut abounds with mystery novelists, one of its better-kept secrets in the genre is Chris Knopf of Avon. . . . His latest novel, Short Squeeze, both improves and expands on his winning formula. . . . Knopf pulls off another difficult feat in this novel. He truly and fully inhabits the being of a female narrator. She&#8217;s disheveled, disorganized but highly effective at what she does. . . . A misstep here and a sour note there, and the illusion of a living, breathing female lead collapses. But Knopf walks the literary tightrope well.&#8221;-- The Sunday Republican <p> Manic Jackie may have a law degree and a place in the Hamptons, but she&#8217;s still worthy kin to her more downscale Trenton sister Stephanie Plum. <p>-- Kirkus Reviews This spin-off features


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