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Lieutenant Jake Chase: not so much a legend in his own lifetime, more of a cautionary tale. Chase is taken off his Big Case and assigned to what looks like a simple murder: male, middle-to-late sixities, stabbed in the chest one time. Evidence of robbery, no weapon found. Maybe just a little too simple.
Published May 5th 1989 by Pan Books (first published May 1st 1988)
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I laughed my way through this the first time I read it, and have continued to chuckle the times I've read it since
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Paula Gosling is a US born crime writer. She has lived in the UK since the 1960s. Gosling started her writing career as a copy-writer and published her first novel, A Running Duck, in 1974. This won the John Creasey Award for the best first novel of the year and she has also received both the Gold Dagger for Monkey Puzzle in 1985. She is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

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