The Finger's Twist

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ISBN: 9780888013477
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Shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel
Charlie Tate and Elodie Gray make a striking couple. Charlie, a shaven-headed weightlifter who has worked as a seaman, carnival huckster and hustler, now earns his keep as an unlicensed private investigator specializing in extricating clients' money from thieves. Elodie is his poised, blue-blood, super-sleuth wheelchair-bound wife. Together, they are an unstoppable, no-nonsense crime-fighting team who thrive on bringing down wealthy drips trying to get away with murder - literally.
In The Finger's Twist, Charles and Elodie are hired to investigate a bombing attempt at the Ontario legislature, purportedly committed by an anarchist group called The Black Bloc. While the city drops into paranoia fueled by the police and the mayor, Charlie and Elodie try to keep the black sheep daughter of a prominent family from a certain prison sentence.

The Finger's Twist is more than just a gripping action thriller with an extreme tough-guy hero. It's a story of unlikely lovers defying emotional and physical odds, and a clash of differing social castes, prejudices, and political worlds.

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Shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel

The Finger’s Twist "is a first-rate crime novel that makes you question who the bad guys really are. And it introduces a pair of memorable characters I want to read about again."
- Uptown Magazine

"Genre-busting in the extreme, The Finger's Twist is a love story, a character study, a wheel-within-wheels whodunit, a social commentary, a political treatise...but, beyond that, it’s bang-up storytelling....No higher praise possible, except maybe this: Once finished, you may be tempted to read it again. Indulge."
- The Winnipeg Free Press

"Toronto writer Lee Lamothe has constructed a wonderful noir thriller...Beautifully written."
- The Globe and Mail

"This is a quirky little thriller, with plenty of action, a clipped pace and a proper maelstrom of "whodunnit" cloak-and-dagger storytelling. The dialogue is excellent, filled with rogues' cant and street slang that makes you scramble to keep up."
- The Uniter

Lee Lamothe

Lee Lamothe is a journalist and novelist. He is a recognized expert on organized crime and the author of the bestsellers Bloodlines: The Rise and Fall of the Mafia's Royal Family, The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto and The Last Thief, a novel, as well as The Finger's Twist (Ravenstone). He lives in Toronto.

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