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Sexy and sexist, humorous and heart-wrenching, defiant and forgiving, Chop-Chop the Killer Whore by Thomas Noah Wood is not one novel, but two. A novel-inside-a-novel: double the drama, double the suspense and double the ultimate climax.

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Chop Chop
The Killer Whore

Russell Hicks is a shy, former librarian working as an out-sourced private eye, now on the case of a lifetime. He has 106 days to track a killer from fifty years in the past, with a ten million dollars bonus on the line. 


Russell finds himself caught between two sexually abused women. Elena is a seductive girl from the Chicago streets who welcomes herself to his heart – and his apartment. The second girl awaits his arrival, gun in hand, and is known only by her nickname – Chop-Chop the Killer Whore. To catch the second, he must give up the first.

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Thomas Noah Wood

Thomas Noah Wood is an author and educator from the American Midwest. His second home is Japan, where he is a professor of American Literature at a major Tokyo-area university. He has resided in Japan for four decades.


For 17 of those years, he was also a humor columnist for The Japan Times. No joke. He has written articles on travel and culture for numerous other Japan-based English publications. Fiction is his specialty. East and West romance is his typical target. Dark humor is his tool.

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