Everybody Goes to Jimmy’s: A Jimmy Quinn Mystery

Michael Mayo. Open Road/Mysterious-
Press.com, $14.99 trade paper (264p) ISBN 978-1-4976-6272-8
Set in 1932, Mayo’s fast-paced sequel to 2012’s Jimmy the Stick finds Jimmy Quinn, who runs a speakeasy in Manhattan, dealing with top criminals like Arnold Rothstein, crooked cops, and dames—in particular, a dame from his past, Anna Gunderwald, who challenges him to a foot race. More seriously, a bomb explodes in the alley next to his speak, a mysterious package of four indecipherable ledgers arrives, and suddenly all kinds of people are interested in Jimmy. A crooked cop, Betcherman, wants his share of something, but Jimmy doesn’t know what; a German, Johann Klapprott, wishes to purchase his place on behalf of a second party; and Mercer Weeks, enforcer for numbers boss Jacob Weiss, pays him a call. Basically, everyone is after the pile of money Jimmy is believed to possess. Mayo spins several clever yarns off this premise as the quick-witted Jimmy hustles to keep one step ahead of the crowd. Agent: Otto Penzler. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/17/2014
Release date: 01/06/2015
Genre: Fiction
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