JACK CLARK is a Chicago cabdriver and writer. His first novel WESTERFIELD’S CHAIN was a Shamus Award finalist. The Chicago Tribune called that book “The best mystery of the month… A pure delight for many reasons, not the least of which is the way Jack Clark celebrates and rings a few changes on the familiar private eye script.” And went on to say, “There’s a memorable moment [on] virtually every page.” Two follow-up novels, HIGHWAY SIDE and DANCING ON GRAVES, also feature Chicago private detective Nick Acropolis.
NOBODY’S ANGEL introduces Chicago cabby Eddie Miles. The Washington Post called the novel “A gem,” and “just about perfect…which doesn’t contain a wasted word or a false note… Its real beauty lies in Eddie's bittersweet existence and the special romance and danger of the cabdriver's life -- lives we often glimpse but rarely give a second thought.”
CLARK is also an award-winning journalist. HACK WRITING & OTHER STORIES is a collection of stories from the Chicago Reader, which includes the Page One Award winner THE COOK COUNTY DEATH TRIP.
CLARK has also written two books with his mother Mary Jo Ryan Clark. ON THE HOME FRONT and PRIVATE PATH. Studs Terkel said, “Jack Clark’s wondrous celebration of his working-class mother and her natural gifts as a storyteller has touched me deeply. Hooray for Mary Jo Ryan Clark and her boy Jack.”
Kirkus Review described Jack Clark as “a Chicago cabbie who may drive a hack but doesn’t write like one.”