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.
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, running with mobsters the likes of Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll, until a bullet in the leg and the murder of Arnold Rothstein ended his career.