Nobody's Angel (Paperback)

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QUENTIN TARANTINO on NOBODY'S ANGEL: “My favorite fiction novel this year was written by a taxi driver who used to hand it out to his passengers. It’s a terrific story and character study of a cabbie in Chicago during a time when a serial killer is robbing and murdering cabbies. Kudos to Hard Case Crime for publishing Mr. Clark’s book.”


Eddie Miles is one of a dying breed: a Windy City hack who knows every street and back alley of his beloved city and takes its recent descent into violence personally. But what can one driver do about a killer targeting streetwalkers or another terrorizing cabbies? Precious little—until the night he witnesses one of them in action...

About the Author

Jack Clark was nominated for the Shamus Award for his novel starring private eye Nick Acropolis, Westerfield’s Chain. Nobody’s Angel, the author's first novel, was originally self-published in an edition of only 500 copies that the author sold for five dollars apiece to passengers in the Chicago taxi he drove for a living.

Praise For…

The Washington Post writes, "NOBODY'S ANGEL is a gem... it’s just about perfect."

Chicago Sun-Times on NOBODY’S ANGEL: "Heartbreaking... captivating... each page turn feels like real, authentic Chicago."

Booklist on NOBODY’S ANGEL: "The cynical, melancholy cabbie point of view is perfect for this kind of neon-lit, noir-tinged, saxophone-scored prose poem, and Clark hits all the right notes."

Publishers Weekly on NOBODY’S ANGEL: "[A] slim, sparse, and heartbreaking novel."

‘Hitching a ride in Eddie Miles’ cab is a rewarding experience.’
– Deadly Pleasures

‘A thoroughly satisfying journey into early 1970s Chicago, with the Windy City and its dark environs rising to the level of a living, breathing, vital character.’
– Deadly Pleasures

‘My favorite fiction novel this year.’
– Quentin Tarantino

'Starkly realistic... A wonderful slice of crime noir'
- SF Book Reviews

'Stark, merciless... a remarkable achievement in noir fiction.'
- Ron Fortier, Pulp Fiction Reviews

‘It’s a lean yet fully realized, exceptionally prosed character study’
- Spike Carter, Air Mail

‘Jack Clark has a real knack for telling a story, instilling it with tension, a pitch perfect kind of darkness and unease, as well as giving it that undoubtable sense of authenticity.’
- Jen Lucas, Jen Med’s Book Reviews

‘… the reason a lot of the book feels so real, so effortlessly crafted, is that Jack Clark knows this world.’
- Amy Walker, Trans-Scribe Blog

‘Gritty and suspenseful, with genuine characters and a complex setting, Nobody’s Angel is a captivating crime novel and a worthy addition to any crime fiction fan’s bookshelves.’
- Bookshelf Butterfly Blog

Product Details
ISBN: 9781803367477
ISBN-10: 1803367474
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English