A SUSPENSE NOVEL
In 1931 scandalous author and adventurer Willie Seabrook agrees to help a desperate young actress who believes she’s the victim of a voodoo curse. With Jimmy’s help, they discover a plot that threatens three other women and even Jimmy’s speakeasy.
In the bloody days of Prohibition, when gangsters like Luciano and Lansky ruled New York like kings, Jimmy Quinn made a reputation as the city’s only honest bagman. From the bar of his quiet little speakeasy, this limping tough guy serves drinks to every hood in Manhattan—at least until the bullets start to fly. In the Jimmy Quinn mysteries, author Michael Mayo explores the seedy side of infamous moments in history—from the Lindbergh kidnapping to the opening of King Kong. No matter how hot the city gets, Jimmy Quinn always keeps his cool.
In 1931 scandalous author and adventurer Willie Seabrook is the toast of New York. He agrees to help a desperate young actress who believes she’s the victim of a voodoo curse and hires Continental detective Theodora Opperman. With Jimmy’s help, they discover a plot that threatens three other women and even Jimmy’s speakeasy.
Young Jimmy Quinn is delivering a bribe for the infamous racketeer Arnold Rothstein when a bomb goes off on Wall Street, killing thirty people and scaring every banker in the city right down to his spats.
Jimmy Quinn was a gunman, bootlegger, and bagman, working with the likes of Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll, until a ruined knee and the murder of Arnold Rothstein ended his career.