The Clear Case is Volume 1 of my 1940s San Francisco Private Detective Series, The Gance and Grace Mysteries. I wrote Volumes 1 and 2 (The Halyard Hitch) in the style of short, sweet pulp novellas. However, as I aspire to expand the series into other formats (Hello, Netflix), I have recently finished massive rewrites of the first book. Check out the old cover! The painting is huge in real life.