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Mr. Good-Evening : A Mystery

Mr. Good-Evening: A Mystery

John MacLachlan Gray
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The open-and-shut case of the Fatal Flapper just won’t stay closed in this thrilling and immersive novel of 1920s Vancouver—another Raincoast Noir mystery.

Miss Dora Decker doesn’t look like the sort of young woman capable of stabbing her stockbroker employer twenty-five times with her high-heeled shoe; yet, thanks to a slow news day, she has become internationally famous as the Fatal Flapper, and the police are only too happy to make the arrest.

Meanwhile, Ed McCurdy, former muckraking journalist, has traded his typewriter for a career reading radio news as Mr. Good-Evening, Canada’s first “radio personality.” As a celebrity he draws resentment and paranoia from far and near, and he worries that the next murder victim will be himself.

Inspector Calvin Hook scours the wet, boozy streets of gritty 1920s Vancouver, piecing together a mystery that somehow connects Al Capone, Winston Churchill and Brother Osiris, the leader of a mystical cult on De Courcy Island.


 

“A dreadfully funny novel, and a fitting cap to his ‘Northwest Noir’ trilogy. As with his Victorian thrillers, Gray takes us down the slippery streets of 1920s Vancouver where, at the edge of the British Empire, world history plays itself out in murderous ways.”


–John Harlan Hughes, author of Dead in Tangier

“Gray brilliantly returns us to his wonderfully vivid, sinuously imagined Vancouver, this time six months before the Crash. Superb.”


–William Gibson


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781771623957
Hardback
6 in x 9 in - 320 pp
Publication Date: 27/04/2024
BISAC Subject(s): FIC022060-FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical,FIC014000-FICTION / Historical / General,FIC019000-FICTION / Literary 
 

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The open-and-shut case of the Fatal Flapper just won’t stay closed in this thrilling and immersive novel of 1920s Vancouver—another Raincoast Noir mystery.

Miss Dora Decker doesn’t look like the sort of young woman capable of stabbing her stockbroker employer twenty-five times with her high-heeled shoe; yet, thanks to a slow news day, she has become internationally famous as the Fatal Flapper, and the police are only too happy to make the arrest.

Meanwhile, Ed McCurdy, former muckraking journalist, has traded his typewriter for a career reading radio news as Mr. Good-Evening, Canada’s first “radio personality.” As a celebrity he draws resentment and paranoia from far and near, and he worries that the next murder victim will be himself.

Inspector Calvin Hook scours the wet, boozy streets of gritty 1920s Vancouver, piecing together a mystery that somehow connects Al Capone, Winston Churchill and Brother Osiris, the leader of a mystical cult on De Courcy Island.


 

“A dreadfully funny novel, and a fitting cap to his ‘Northwest Noir’ trilogy. As with his Victorian thrillers, Gray takes us down the slippery streets of 1920s Vancouver where, at the edge of the British Empire, world history plays itself out in murderous ways.”


–John Harlan Hughes, author of Dead in Tangier

“Gray brilliantly returns us to his wonderfully vivid, sinuously imagined Vancouver, this time six months before the Crash. Superb.”


–William Gibson

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781771623957
Hardback
6 in x 9 in - 320 pp
Publication Date: 27/04/2024
BISAC Subject(s): FIC022060-FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical,FIC014000-FICTION / Historical / General,FIC019000-FICTION / Literary