Jack Batten’s Crang Mysteries 3-Book Bundle


This special three-book bundle contains all three novel’s in Jack Batten’s Crang series. Acclaimed Jack Batten is one of Canada’s foremost crime fiction experts, and it shows in this entertaining and relentlessly witty series about the exploits of a hard-living, vodka- and jazz-loving criminal lawyer who deals with both the lives of the rich and the down-and-out on the streets and in the mansions of Canada’s largest city.


  • Crang Plays the Ace
  • Straight No Chaser
  • Take Five


"Batten seemed to come into the world (...) with the sort of prose style that everyone else spends years developing."

- Toronto Star

About the Author

Jack Batten

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Jack Batten

Jack Batten, after a brief and unhappy career as a lawyer, has been a very happy freelance writer for many years. The author of forty books, Batten has reviewed jazz for the Globe and Mail, and, for twenty-five years, reviewed movies on CBC Radio. He currently writes the biweekly “Whodunnit” column in the Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto.