"One of Today's Best American Mystery Series," writes the Chicago Sun-Times about Jeremiah Healy's books featuring private detective John Francis Cuddy. One of the most popular and admired of current crime writers, Healy has been honored by his fellow writers by eleven Shamus nominations (five for short stories, all of which appear in this volume), and his second novel, The Staked Goat, won the Shamus for Best Private Eye Novel.
The Concise Cuddy contains seventeen short stories about John Francis Cuddy with settings ranging from rural Maine, to Boston's mean streets, to a highway on the way to Florida, and characters who may be homeless or living in penthouses, and cases that run the gamut from brutal murder to a missing parakeet. To all these cases Cuddy brings the skills of a private eye and the humanity of a concerned human being.
Jeremiah Healy is currently President of the International Association of Crime Writers and Past President of the Private Eye Writers of America.