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Ice Cap: A Mystery (Jackie Swaitkowski Mysteries) Hardcover – June 5, 2012
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“You've got to hand it to Chris Knopf: He knows how to have fun.… Wherever Jackie Swaitkowski goes, so goes the snappy dialogue.” ―The East Hampton Star
“Whether Jackie or Sam takes the lead, Knopf's ensemble mysteries are good entertainment.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Knopf has a knack for big opening scenes that set the tone for his danger-fraught plots and draw the reader into the dysfunctional world of Swaitkowski, who drinks too much, smokes pot, and attempts to evade too-close relationships.” ―Library Journal
“[Knopf's] foremost achievement is putting damaged, cynical, determined, and, yes, romantic Jackie at center stage…. She's sure to win your heart.” ―Richmond Times-Dispatch
“[Knopf] tells a rollicking tale with lots of twists and turns, adding up to a great deal of enjoyment.” ―The Washington Times
“Knopf has a touch I like---cool, careful, reflective---and a great ear for the comic eccentricities of the human voice.” ―Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
CHRIS KNOPF is the author of two previous Jackie Swaitkowski mysteries, Bad Bird and Short Squeeze, and the Sam Acquillo mystery series, including The Last Refuge, Two Time, Head Wounds (which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery), Hard Stop, and Black Swan, as well as the stand-alone novel Elysiana. He lives with his wife, Mary, in Avon, Connecticut, and Southampton, New York.
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Chris has been writing himself out of trouble since he talked a teacher into accepting a short story in lieu of an essay, and an essay in lieu of a multiple choice exam. A college professor wrote a comment on a friend's paper that would have also applied to him: "You write well, which is good because you have very little command of the subject matter."
To support his fiction habit he started working in marketing communications. That evolved into a career as an advertising copywriter and later a creative director at Mintz & Hoke Advertising and PR, which he and his wife Mary Farrell took over in 2000.
His preferred environment involves a lot of saltwater, having summered as a youth on the Jersey Shore. He lives with his wife Mary Farrell in Connecticut and Southampton, NY, where he sets sail on the Little Peconic Bay.
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A new role for Jackie, another homicide, and more misadventures through Jackie-style investigating, this time she is armed and knows how to use it. Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by Stephen Pedneault
This particular series of Chris Knopf mysteries is beginning to read like the alphabet detective books, T is for (whatever). Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by D. St James