"Slowly I turned...page 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."