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Finalist for the 2014John Spray Mystery Award
The Further Adventures of Jack Lime
written by James Leck
Kids Can Press, 2013 | 978-1-55453-740-2 (hc) $18.95 | for Grades 5 to 9
“This delightful send-up of the hardboiled crime genre presents a series of intriguing high school mysteries while having fun with all the classic tropes of vintage crime fiction… The Further Adventures of Jack Lime is as hard-hitting and witty as the classic noir pulp fiction of yesterday, and the PI at the story’s center is tough as nails, unflinching and utterly likable. For Lime, getting punched in the nose is all in a day’s work, while for James Leck, the same can be said for writing classic mystery fiction with a modern twist.”
Reviewed by Aileen Wortley