Extended Audio Sample

Download Short Squeeze Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Short Squeeze Audiobook, by Chris Knopf Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Knopf Narrator: Deanna Hurst Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jackie Swaitkowski Mysteries Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781482979350
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Smart-aleck attorney Jackie Swaitkowski’s business relies on constant movement of Hamptons’ real estate market. After making an odd request to evict his sister-in-law from his home, one of her clients turns up dead. Jackie would have expected that to be the end of it, but an envelope found on the corpse contains an item so unusual that Jackie finds herself working on something bigger—and more dangerous—than real estate.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BBCA_000501

Quotes & Awards

  • “A vivid setting, sharp characterizations, and devious plotting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Deanna Hurst flawlessly portrays Jackie, especially her humor and sarcasm…She also vividly portrays Jackie’s down-to-earth ex-boyfriend. Hurst imbues the dialogue with the essence of each character, keeping the focus on the players and making them all distinct.”

    AudioFile

  • “Readers, fasten your seatbelts for a roller-coaster ride as Knopf’s intelligent, savvy protagonist works her wiles solving whodunit and why.”

    Library Journal

  • “Knopf has a touch I like—cool, careful, reflective—and a great ear for the comic eccentricities of the human voice.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Crisp prose, brisk plotting, and sharp dialogue…More engaging hard-boiled crime fiction from a rising star.”

    Booklist

  • “Chris Knopf always delivers great characters and a solid plot but this fifth book is his best, and it also brings back smart lawyer Jackie Swaitkowski as the central figure.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judithallen | 1/20/2014

    " Never read this author before - would read something by him in future "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace | 12/17/2013

    " This was a new author for me. A bit too gritty. I've never been one for too much grit in my books and the older I get, the more sensitive I've become. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 11/27/2013

    " Cute quick mystery. I liked Jackie. There were some funny moments in the books. I never would have called the ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 10/14/2013

    " A fun, short book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/29/2013

    " Language. I enjoyed the story and would have a lot more except for the language. I like the main character, Jackie Swaitohski and her willingness to stick to the case even when she didn't have a client any more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 9/28/2013

    " 3.5 stars -- I liked it enough that I'll add the others in the series to my "to-read" list, but I doubt I'll remember the plot a few weeks from now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 7/2/2013

    " I enjoyed the story but not the pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jena Gardner | 4/7/2013

    " Read it at the beach...thought it would be a good vacation read. It took me forever to get through it. Forgettable, but mildly pleasant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 1/8/2013

    " New series. Not sure yet. Widowed woman lawyer in the Hamptons. Presented as humorous but I didn't feel it. It was OK. Don't think I'll follow this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 12/1/2012

    " Jackie is a real estate attorney in the Hamptons who finds herself in the murder of a gruesome murder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janeene | 5/21/2012

    " 2.5 stars - really wanted to like this - and may read next book in series as think characters could be developed really well - but for some reason this just wasn't as good as I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 12/19/2011

    " Murder in the Hamptons takes several twists in the journey towards resolution. Is an inheritance at stake? And just what is it worth? And "Who's your daddy?" makes it even more interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenness | 12/1/2011

    " A fun, easy read. I was more interested in the characters than the actual mystery, but the twist at the end did surprise me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 11/6/2011

    " The book was good. It was a little slow going and hard to get into. It was still good. I plan on reading more by Chris Knopf. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Al Stoess | 7/4/2011

    " Didn't make a great deal of sense. Although the female lead did get laid a couple of times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenine | 6/8/2011

    " Lively protagonist. The story moved along at a good clip. The main character is well drawn but with some blank spaces. I am tempted to blame it on the author's gender. I never realized before that the Hamptons was cheek by jowl with strip mall towns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 2/25/2011

    " Cute quick mystery. I liked Jackie. There were some funny moments in the books. I never would have called the ending! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Al | 2/17/2011

    " Didn't make a great deal of sense. Although the female lead did get laid a couple of times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 11/2/2010

    " Jackie is a real estate attorney in the Hamptons who finds herself in the murder of a gruesome murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/28/2010

    " Language. I enjoyed the story and would have a lot more except for the language. I like the main character, Jackie Swaitohski and her willingness to stick to the case even when she didn't have a client any more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace | 9/15/2010

    " This was a new author for me. A bit too gritty. I've never been one for too much grit in my books and the older I get, the more sensitive I've become. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jena | 8/31/2010

    " Read it at the beach...thought it would be a good vacation read. It took me forever to get through it. Forgettable, but mildly pleasant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 7/18/2010

    " I enjoyed the story but not the pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judithallen | 6/4/2010

    " Never read this author before - would read something by him in future "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janeene | 4/18/2010

    " 2.5 stars - really wanted to like this - and may read next book in series as think characters could be developed really well - but for some reason this just wasn't as good as I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenness | 4/5/2010

    " A fun, easy read. I was more interested in the characters than the actual mystery, but the twist at the end did surprise me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 3/19/2010

    " Murder in the Hamptons takes several twists in the journey towards resolution. Is an inheritance at stake? And just what is it worth? And "Who's your daddy?" makes it even more interesting. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

Chris Knopf’s mystery novels have received exceptional awards and accolades, with critics likening his character Sam Aquillo to Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, and Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, while repeatedly comparing Knopf’s work to that of Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, and Ross Macdonald. Two Time was one of thirteen mysteries listed as recommended summer reading in the New York Times Book Review, and Publishers Weekly chose it as one of the “Best 100 Books for 2006.” Head Wounds won the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery. Dead Anyway was listed on the 2012 Best Fiction lists of both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Knopf is a sailor, cabinetmaker, and advertising executive in Connecticut. He and his wife Mary also spend considerable time at their Long Island home in Southampton.

About the Narrator

Deanna Hurst is an actress, voice-over artist, and singer-songwriter. She has performed on stages throughout the United States, and her television credits include Judging Amy, Hunter, and Silk Stalkings. She has voiced hundreds of commercials for radio and television. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs.