Jimmy the Stick, by Michael Mayo

Jimmy the Stick, Michael Mayo, suspense, Mystery
Paperback: $16.95
ISBN: 9781603816618
eBook: $5.95

Jimmy the Stick, by Michael Mayo

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.

Quinn bought a speakeasy in downtown Manhattan and settled into a quiet retirement—until the day he learns that famous aviator Charles Lindbergh’s baby has been kidnapped, and his old friend and partner Walter Spencer wants a word. Spence has left his criminal past behind, marrying into the Pennyweight family—of Pennyweight Petroleum—and settling into a legitimate lifestyle in rural New Jersey.

Now Spence has business out of state, and with the Lindbergh kidnapping weighing on his mind, he wants Quinn to stay in his home and protect his family. A few days guarding Spence’s beautiful wife should be easy work, but Quinn’s old business is about to catch up with him, and he quickly finds that the Garden State can be even more dangerous than the streets of New York City.

“[Mayo] persuasively portrays such real-life mobsters as Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano in a tale sure to appeal to fans of Max Allan Collins’s gangster historicals.” —Publishers Weekly

Jimmy the Stick is the first book in the Jimmy Quinn Mystery series.

Michael Mayo lives in North Carolina. The years he spent in New Jersey had a lot to do with his love of Prohibition-era New York and the creation of Jimmy Quinn. He has written about film for The Washington Post and The Roanoke Times. He was the host of the nationally-syndicated Movie Show on Radio and Max and Mike On the Movies. His books include American Murder: Criminals, Crime and the MediaVideoHound’s Video PremieresHorror Show, and War Movies. He edited three volumes of The DVD Guide.

He served as a judge for the Video Software Dealers Association annual DVD Technical Awards competition. He has also been a judge in the National Film Challenge and the NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness contest. Mike has been happily married to Marcia for more years than either of them would care to admit.


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