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Death Spiral

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This complex, multi-layered thriller opens with a heroâs welcome for the wounded Wilf McLauchlin, a celebrated WWII Canadian Spitfire fighter pilot. Almost immediately after his homecoming, a series of bizarre murders erupt in his hometown. Wilf finds himself trying to solve them and wondering if he is somehow causing them. Wilf follows his own trail back to when he was sh ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by McArthur Publishing
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An excellent historical crime fiction set in Canada after World War II. Wilf McLachlin, a severely injured war hero, came back home to help at his father’s law office after crashing his plane near Buchenwald. That was when violent crimes started happening around him. With a mind as sharp as a steel trap, the unassuming hero quietly solves one homicide after another with a determination matched by none. With the Nuremberg Trials serving as a background story, Wilf is also trying to piece together ...more
James W. Nichol has given us a well-written, complicated murder mystery/thriller. Beginning with the protagonist Canadian pilot Wilf McLaughlin during WWII, under heavy fire and toward the end of the war, begins his death spiral as his Spitfire speeds to meet the earth the hard way. "I'm dead" is one of his last thoughts.

But death did not claim him. His plane is found days later with him still in it. His injuries are very serious but he is still alive. After several months in hospital, he return
Shonna Froebel
I was just glued to this book, because it is so different from most mysteries.
Wilf McLauchlin returns to his small Ontario town from World War II an injured hero. He was a Spitfire pilot and his plane went down over Germany in the late days of the war. He lost the use of an arm, walks with a limp and a cane due to his hip injuries and temporarily lost his sight.
Now back home, he struggles with what to do. His father requests that he come into his law office until he goes back to law school in To
Another death??!? There were just too many! The plot dragged.
Penny (Literary Hoarders)
Really good, but oh so incredibly creepy!!!
Superb Canadian suspense
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James W. Nichol has been a prominent playwright in Canada since 1970. Midnight Cab was inspired by his immensely popular radio drama of the same name, broadcast on CBC in thirty-five half-hour episodes. He lives in the country near Stratford, Ontario. Midnight Cab won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was shortlisted for the CCWA Gold Dagger. He is currently working on a second novel ...more
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