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Jitter Joint (Jeb Quinlin #1)

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In Jitter Joint, award-winning journalist Howard Swindle delivers Jeb Quinlin, a Dallas homicide detective combating crime-and his own personal demons.

"The weak and pitiful shall perish..."

Jeb Quinlin has been issued an ultimatum by his boss and his wife: dry out or get out. So he hits his favorite bar for a last fifth of Wild Turkey and reluctantly enters detox. Once insi
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published 1999)
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Jan 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeb Quinlin is a homicide detective who is hijacked by his estranged wife and is boss - take care of your alcoholism or you will be out of a marriage and out of a job. So he checks into a clinic. Murders start to happen. Jitter Joint is the kind of book that lets me know I am not a real book reviewer. I loved this book and I have no idea why. A real reviewer would know. All I know is that the characters are interesting and the dialogue is ok and the plot is ok but the book grabbed me and from th ...more
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Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Audiobook narrated by Richard Ferrone: Very interesting setting for a homocide mystery: a rehab clinic. Easy reading, great characters, smashing ending!
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good. Then watched the movie and it was great too.
Nick Hawk
Could use a few more upbeat people -- well written and good storyline but needs a Theo or a Dino or somebody to at least make you smile.
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Clinton Howard Swindle was editor of North Texas' student newspaper, the Campus Chat, in 1968 before being named Outstanding Journalism Graduate. After serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War, he worked for the Fort Worth Press and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, which led to a position with the Dallas Times Herald.

In 1979 he joined the Dallas Morning News, where he worked as a reporter, assista
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