Jack Lynch modeled many aspects of Peter Bragg on himself. He graduated with a BA in journalism from the University of Washington and reported for several Seattle-area newspapers, and later others in Iowa and Kansas. He ended up in San Francisco, where he briefly worked for a brokerage house and as a bartender in Sausalito, before joining the reporting staff of the San Francisco Chronicle. He left the newspaper after many years to write the eight Bragg novels, earning one Edgar and two Shamus nominations and a loyal following of future crime writers. He died in 2008 at age 78.
The first three, powerhouse novels in Jack Lynch’s Edgar Award-nominated and two-time Shamus Award-nominated Bragg series of PI thrillers...now together for the first time ever in one volume.
In the Shamus Award-nominated third thriller in Jack Lynch’s series, San Francisco PI Peter Bragg returns to track down a fortune’s worth of gem-encrusted chess pieces smuggled out of China…unless a ruthless killer finds him first.
Follow private eye Peter Bragg across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito for a shocking blackmail case that’s about to turn bloody and brutal in Jack Lynch’s fourth explosive novel in the Edgar award-nominated Bragg series.
What Lynch sells is well-written escape… slam-bang mystery that’s fun to read
Tough, taut and terse… literate without being lofty, not unlike the work of Hammett himself