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[LARGE PRINT] The Jacq of Spades (signed hardcover)

[LARGE PRINT] The Jacq of Spades (signed hardcover)

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Book ONE in the Red Dog Conspiracy series.


Unsigned copies available wherever print books are sold, as well as at your local library. If you don't see it there, ask for it!

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Patricia Loofbourrow.

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A boy vanishes. But not just any boy.

1899 years after the Catastrophe, Bridges is owned by the Mob. As the city's steam-driven infrastructure fails, a new faction rises: the Red Dogs.

Jacqueline Spadros is haunted by her best friend Air's death, killed as he tried to stop her sale to the Spadros crime syndicate ten years ago. Now in an unwilling marriage to the city's biggest drug lord, she secretly runs a small-time private eye business to earn enough money to escape.

Air's little brother disappears from his back porch. And now someone is following Jacqui.

Dark, gritty, psychological, multi-layered Victorian-inspired far future detective noir that keeps the reader guessing to the very end.

The Jacq of Spades is part 1 of a 13-part serial novel:

  • The Jacq of Spades <- you are here
  • The Queen of Diamonds
  • The Ace of Clubs
  • The King of Hearts
  • The Ten of Spades
  • The Five of Diamonds
  • The Two of Hearts
  • The Three of Spades
  • The Knave of Hearts
  • The Four of Clubs
  • The Jack of Diamonds coming October 2024

Warning: with child abduction, a corrupt government, domestic violence, suicide, and murder, The Jacq of Spades is not for the faint of heart.

748-page LARGE PRINT case laminate hardcover from a smoke-free, pet-free, COVID-free home (we are all vaccinated and get tested regularly).

This book uses guidelines from the American Council of the Blind:

  • 18 point Arial font
  • 1 inch margins
  • 1.15 spacing

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This product is a premium hardcover novel produced by the finest publishing house in the industry and printed in the USA.

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Does this have a dust cover?

No. This is a case laminate hardcover book - the image is right on the outside of this glossy cover.

There's no dust cover to lose or get damaged - just your beautiful book!

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I only offer refunds for books which are damaged on arrival.

This has never happened in 6 years of shipping books, so I don't expect anything bad to happen to your book.

But if it does: Please send a photo of the damage to the book and packaging so I can take it up with the shipping company.

The original price you paid for the book will be refunded once the book has arrived back to me. You pay return shipping.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
A well-written book with memorable characters. Great read.

The Jacq of Spades: A Future Noir Novel (Red Dog Conspiracy Book 1), my first read from author Patricia Loofbourrow. An enjoyable, well-written book with memorable characters. “I received a free Kindle copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." The gifting of this book did not affect my opinion of it. I look forward to reading more from this author. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018.

Diana Lea
Jacq of Spades

Loved it! Clever. I can’t wait to read more about these Families near the Bridges!

Robert Spence
Love this book

Will read it again

Julian White
Steampunk mystery

A futuristic 'Victorian' steampunk city, somewhere in what used to be America, ruled by four Families named after the card suits. The protagonist is married into one of these families - an arranged marriage - but has a sideline as a private investigator, unknown to her husband at least.

One of the interesting things about the book is that we are thrown into the middle, as it were, with very little background. The author gradually reveals some elements - but by the end we still know very little about the city of Bridges and its history. (There is a prequel which adds a lot of the missing history but it's not essential reading - and there is a wealth of online material as well, for those who care to search it out.)

An intriguing plot which is essentially resolved - but enough threads are left dangling for at least one sequel.