A Detective Harriet Foster Thriller
In the second book in the Detective Harriet Foster thriller series, author Tracy Clark weaves a twisted journey into the underbelly of Chicago as Harriet and her team work to unmask a serial killer stalking the city’s aldermen.
December 5, 2023
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The Chicago PD is on high alert when two city aldermen are found dead: one by apparent suicide, one brutally stabbed in his office, and both with thirty dimes left on their bodies―a betrayer’s payment. With no other clues, the question is, Who else has a debt to pay?
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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.
— Lori Rader Day, award-winning author of Death At Greenway
Praise For Tracy Clark
“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 P.I. genre, one that is articulate, daring and ultimately hopeful.” — S.A. Cosby, Anthony-awarding winning writer, for The Washington Post
“This street-smart first mystery boasts great characterization and a terrific new protagonist. Get this writer on your radar now.” —Booklist
“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 VI Warshawski will welcome Cass Raines to their ranks.” –Library Journal (Starred Review)
Tracy Clark Accolades & Awards:
- 2022 Edgar nomination for Best Short Story
- 2022 win for the Sue Grafton Memorial Award
- One of “Eight thrillers and mysteries to read this summer” 2021, Washington Post
- Winner 2020 G.P. Putman & Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award
- Best New PI 2018, CrimeReads
- One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018, Crime Fiction category
- Short-listed in the mystery category on the American Library Association’s 2019 Reading List
- Nominated for the 2018 Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel
- Nominated for the 2019 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
- Nominated for the 2019 Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel
- Nominated for the 2020 Lefty Award for Best Mystery Novel
Broken Places has received both critical praise and award recognition, so it seems that Cass Raines – and Tracy Clark – are going to be part of the crime fiction community for some time. To read her is to be a fan of her, so do not waste another moment – read Tracy Clark’s Broken Places today. – Kristopher Zgorski, BOLO Books
Detective Harriet Foster Series
Cass Raines Chicago Mystery Series
— New York Times Bestselling author Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski series.