Rainville

Rainville A small time racketeer is found dead in his rented rooms in an old hotel no electricity liquor bottles corked with candle stubs on the windowsills a coat hanger twisted up for making toast over one

  • Title: Rainville
  • Author: Russell Fox
  • ISBN: 9780595473052
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • A small time racketeer is found dead in his rented rooms in an old hotel no electricity, liquor bottles corked with candle stubs on the windowsills, a coat hanger twisted up for making toast over one of the burners of the gas stove A local character, who leaves behind a collection of garbage bags filled with dryer lint and his gangster tales of liquor runs and bawdy houseA small time racketeer is found dead in his rented rooms in an old hotel no electricity, liquor bottles corked with candle stubs on the windowsills, a coat hanger twisted up for making toast over one of the burners of the gas stove A local character, who leaves behind a collection of garbage bags filled with dryer lint and his gangster tales of liquor runs and bawdy houses, fixed fights and doped up ponies and bought off baseball players Karl Neidhardt, alias Steve Bowman, The Orchid Man RAINVILLE is the story of Garrick, a hardboiled lawyer with a failing practice who takes the case of Catherine Eddows, a shadowy Nite Mart clerk who claims to be Neidhardt s daughter and heiress But in this case, nobody finds thousands of dollars hidden in the decedent s mattress or a shoebox full of bankbooks under his floorboards The mystery for Garrick, then, is why Catherine Eddows has hired him A noir lawyer s tale, RAINVILLE tracks Garrick s shaky attempt to stay true to a code while confronted with the problems of addiction and identity, mythology and fact and the riddle of Catherine Eddows.

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