Niagara Fall

A Novel of Crime and Comedy

by Stephen Wilcox



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/22/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9780595221462

About the Book

"Slowly I after page."

Niagara Fall, with its edgy mix of sly humor and sudden, matter-of-fact violence, is a different kind of crime novel for Stephen F. Wilcox, author of the Elias Hackshaw comic mystery novels. Amateur hit men, not-so-wise guys, and gals with guns and comfortable shoes cross paths with a love-lorn ex-monk toting an empty camera and a falls fetish, in America's honeymoon capital.

The action begins with a suburban housewife deciding to hire a novice hit man to knock off her insurance man husband, setting off a chain-reaction of mistaken identities, dishonor among thieves, misbegotten romance, and, ultimately, murder. And more murder. From the notorious Love Canal neighborhood to the precipice of the famous falls itself, Niagara Fall will keep you guessing, keep you gasping, keep you laughing, and keep you reading to the very last page.

"Wilcox...can write a wonderfully crusty, wry turn of phrase."
—Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Stephen F. Wilcox, a former newspaper reporter, lives with his wife and son in a small town along the Erie Canal near Rochester, NY. To learn more, visit his online newspaper, The Wilcox Gazette, at