The Hangman's Companion

The Hangman's Companion

by Joseph Flynn


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983031208
Publisher: Stray Dog Press
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 241,794
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph Flynn was born in Chicago and raised in the shadow of Wrigley Field. He was one of three White Sox fans in the neighborhood, swimming against the tide of the Cubs faithful. Such adversity would later serve him well as he embarked on a career in writing. His education was both parochial and secular, including, St. Mary of the Lake School, Francis W. Parker School, Loyola University and Northeastern Illinois University. Mr. Flynn's novels have been published by Signet Books, Bantam Books, Variance Publishing and his own imprint Stray Dog Press, Inc. Booklist said, "...Flynn is an excellent storyteller."

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Stacie0408 More than 1 year ago
Joseph Flynn writes another excellent story, continuing the story of Jim McGill, The President's Henchman. McGill is set to go with his wife, US President Patricia Darden Grant, to a G8 summit in England. Leaving DC for England by way of France, he tries to uncover what really happened to Glen Kinnard, friend from McGill's police days. He's wound up in trouble with the French authorities because the star of the French soccer team has been found dead near Kinnard's unconscious body, even though he claims he was just helping the woman who was in a fight with the scooer player. President Darden Grant has her own myriad of issues to deal with in England while stateside, the cliffhanger that ended The President's Henchman is resolved. The book reads at a quick pace but it's easy to follow. It's also a great feeling to slip back into the lives of Jim, Sweetie, President Darden Grant, and the rest of the characters while they move through their next big adventure. I really hope Flynn continues with these characters!
MysteryMistress More than 1 year ago
Book Review Jim McGill, private investigator and husband to US President Patricia Darden Grant, is investigating a murder in Paris, while his associate, Margaret "Sweetie" Sweeney, is working back in Washington to solve the shooting injury of one of the President's secret service agents. The two plots are cleverly balanced and equally developed giving the reader two stories for the price of one. Intriguing details, geographic settings, and cultural and political associations are expertly woven to craft interesting layers around the evolving plots. All this steams it way to an ending that is not too quickly and tritely resolved but leaves the reader with enough pages to savor the successful resolution of both cases. The characters are thoroughly enjoyable-one would want them as friends-and leaves one hopefully anticipating another romp through the pages of a new book with more cases to investigate by Jim and Sweetie, and more political machinations to be cleverly executed by President "Patty" Grant. While the reader waits, he or she could always read Flynn's first book introducing these characters, The President's Henchman.