The Man Who Killed

The Man Who Killed

Book - 2011
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Montreal, 1926. Mick is down on his luck when an old pal turns up with a loaded revolver and a job: running booze across the border. Stateside Prohibition has opened up the market for certain amusements, vicious or otherwise. Mick accepts the offer- and walks into a blood bath. On the run now, Mick falls ever deeper into the life of the small-time tough.
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2011
ISBN: 9781553655695
1553655699
Branch Call Number: M NIXON FRASER
Characteristics: 263 p. ; 22 cm

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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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