Pringle McCloy


My interest in mysteries began early in life after discovering several Mickey Spillane novels in my father’s library. I was intrigued by tough-guy detective, Mike Hammer, who then led me to Raymond Chandler’s PI, Philip Marlow, and so on. Chandler’s Marlowe and my Charlie Hampton have a lot in common but you’ll have to read THE JACK IN A BOX to see the similarity. Both are tough guys who take their whiskey straight and women tall.

THE JACK IN A BOX was inspired while I was living and working in coastal Vancouver and is the setting for the novel. In the sequel, RETURN OF THE JACK, Jack is the same old shady, underworld figure, off to Beijing for more trouble with the Triad. The last in the trilogy, POSSIBLY JACK AGAIN, is set in Santa Ana, California, where Jack follows Charlie to supposedly help. Right. Watch for this thriller in February, 2018.

For lovers of chick lit, WOMAN COMING SOON is also posted with a sequel coming soon. Women seeking revenge may learn some secrets from Sophie, not that they worked for her. Lots to read. Lots of fun.

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Return of the Jack
Price: Free! Words: 49,060. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
PI Charlie Hampton is off to Beijing but not on vacation. His mission is to rescue his client, Jack, who has a tendency to get himself kidnapped. Again embroiled in the Triad wars, Charlie must decide if Jack is worth all the trouble and, of course, he isn’t. But is drug lord, Richard ‘the Cleaver’ Chang, worth more? Murder, mayhem and madness continues along with a lot of fun.
Woman Coming Soon
Price: Free! Words: 57,810. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
‘Doesn’t matter how you cook up revenge, just don’t burn it.’ Someone should have told Sophie that before she lit a match under her husband and best friend, who ran off together. So, maybe heiress Sophie made a mistake by enticing the pair back into her mansion and enlisting a gorgeous actor to lure the friend away. It worked for a while. Until the house blew up.
The Jack in a Box
Price: Free! Words: 77,810. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
PI Charlie Hampton dodges bullets trying to clear his client, Jack, of a murder rap. But might shady Jack be in jail for just cause? Enter the Triad bosses, intent on tracking down a lost heroin shipment, also the thief that nabbed it and murdered their man. Jack is going down and will Charlie go down with him? Not if he can help it. It's murder, madness and mayhem but also a lot of fun.

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