Maiden Lane: Border City Blues by Michael JanuskaMaiden Lane: Border City Blues by Michael Januska

Maiden Lane: Border City Blues

byMichael Januska

Paperback | May 16, 2015

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It's the winter of 1923 and the border towns are under a deep freeze, with ferries ice-bound in the Detroit River, snow burying the streets, and power interruptions. Prohibition is still the backdrop to daily life, but opium smuggling and human trafficking are a pair of disturbing additions to the mix.


In a failed attempt at transporting whisky across the Detroit River, a grim find is brought to the surface. When one of Detective Campbell's late-night walks is abruptly interrupted by a loud crash and a grisly thump, he summons his colleague Dr. Laforet to help with the case. Soon both cops and rumrunners are racing to connect the dots.

With a whisper of the occult in the chill Windsor air, Campbell and Laforet are caught up in another mystery.
Michael Januska was born in Windsor, Ontario. He has worked with books his whole life, both as a bookseller and for several book publishing companies. Stories from Januska's Prohibition-era Border City Blues series of novels and short stories have won two consecutive Scene of the Crime short story prizes. The previous Border City Blues...
Title:Maiden Lane: Border City BluesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.76 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.76 inPublished:May 16, 2015Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:145972335X

ISBN - 13:9781459723351


Editorial Reviews

This is an exciting, stylishly written piece of Prohibition-era historical crime fiction with an occult element and an array of memorable characters. - Publishers Weekly