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 a market for certain amusements, vicious or otherwise. Mick accepts the offer--and walks into a bloodbath.
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781553655695
Branch Call Number: NIX
Characteristics: 263 pages ;,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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