Take Five by Jack Batten

On Open Book Toronto

Jack spoke with Open Book Toronto about Take Five, book 5 in the Crang Mystery series.   Open Book: Readers seem to love Crang’s willingness to bend the law in the greater search for justice. Why do you think we love sleuths with their own moral code so much? And do you think this is Read more about On Open Book Toronto[…]

Jazz Music

The Literary Beat of Jazz in The Crang Mysteries

The ultimate giveaway came when Robert B. Parker began running an author’s photo on his book jackets showing him in poses with his dog. For years, and over the course of a dozen or more novels in Parker’s compelling series featuring the Boston private eye Spenser, I had figured that Parker, in shaping Spenser’s personality Read more about The Literary Beat of Jazz in The Crang Mysteries[…]