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Mayhem and murder . . . Crang is on the case.
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CRANG Plays the Ace

Mayhem, Murder and Mystery…Crang is on the case. Mystery and comedy mix in this entertaining novel, written with the in-depth knowledge of the legal scene and the easygoing style that have made bestsellers of Batten’s previous books.

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Straight No Chaser

Classic Batten – on the rocks. Jazz. Cocaine. Vietnamese triads. Dope-dealing yuppie lawyers. Jack Batten’s got them all in his second mystery novel starring Crang, the unconventional criminal lawyer with a taste for straight vodka and a nose for trouble.

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Blood COunt

In Blood Count, a man who has lost his lover to AIDS enlists Crang to help him find the man who infected him.

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Riviera Blues

Criminal lawyer Crang agrees to do a favour for a family member while vacationing in the French Riviera, but his attempts find him stuck in a series of tight spots. Lurking in the background is a fraud set-up tangled up in a murder, forcing Crang to solve the riddles if he wants to unravel the case.

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TAke Five

It’s the long-awaited return of the jazz-loving, vodka-swilling, criminal lawyer and detective Crang!

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Keeper of the Flame

When his popular hip-hop artist client is blackmailed, Crang stumbles on a porn operation and an unexpected case of murder.

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BOOKING IN

Mystery-solving criminal lawyer Crang returns to investigate the disappearance of two rare books.

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"It’s Batten’s career-long confidence and ease with words and their pleasures, though, that make [it] such a trustworthy read, from first page to last."

ABOUT CRANG
The smart-talking, wise-cracking, jazz-loving criminal lawyer has got a taste for straight vodka and a nose for trouble. No one could ever accuse Crang of being a superhero, but with his usual mixture of innate cool and naive enthusiasm he brings the villains to justice.
   
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JACK BATTEN
Jack Batten, after a brief and unhappy career as a lawyer, has been a very happy writer for many years. The author of forty books, Batten has also reviewed jazz for the Globe and Mail and, for twenty-five years, movies on CBC Radio. He currently writes the bi-weekly "Whodunit" column in the Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto.

  • Jazz-loving
  • Smart-Talking
  • Vodka-Drinking
  • Crime-Solving
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