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Death Spiral

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
ebook, International edition
Published December 2011 by Bev Editions (first published 2009)
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Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Superb Canadian suspense
Penny (Literary Hoarders)
Really good, but oh so incredibly creepy!!!
Apr 10, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Another death??!? There were just too many! The plot dragged.
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall a good read! A little muddled and hard to follow at times.Well worth Reading though !
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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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