The Man Who Killed

The Man Who Killed

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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A rye-soaked neo-noir novel about a two-bit hood on a crime spree through Prohibition-era Montreal. Montreal, 1926. Mick is down on his luck until an old pal offers him a loaded revolver and a job: riding shotgun in a truck running booze across the border. Stateside Prohibition has opened up a market for certain amusements, vicious or otherwise. Mick takes the job-and his problems begin. Through his old friend Jack, Mick falls deeper into the life of the small-time tough. From whorehouse to gentlemen's club, through back alleys and deluxe hotels, jazz joints, opium dens, baseball diamonds, che.
Publisher: New York : Douglas & McIntyre, 2011.
ISBN: 9781553657880
1553657888
Characteristics: 1 online resource (277 p.)

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debwalker May 19, 2011

"The Man Who Killed is a terrific noir novel set in Montreal in 1926, when Prohibition made millionaires out of bootleggers and Montreal was the beginning of a booze line into the United States. Mick is a one-named petty thug riding shotgun on a truck and that takes him into all the vice dens any reader can want; opium, prostitutes, jazz joints, even into the backstages behind Harry Houdini. Nixon, a former actor, painter, salesman and electrician, has a great eye for period detail and a solid grasp of the nuances of noir. This is a great weekend escape novel."
Margaret Cannon
Globe and Mail May 16 2011

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