Jim Christy

Terminal Avenue previous next   Ekstasis Editions

Castle is back on the beat on the gritty streets of old Vancouver!

Terminal Avenue is a fast-paced new ‘noir’ thriller from the author of Shanghai Alley and Princess and Gore. Set in 1939 in Vancouver, BC as the first winds of war drift across the Atlantic, Terminal Avenue combines history and mystery into an absorbing tale of intrigue and violence.
Once again we follow tough-talking, bullet-eating Vancouver gumshoe Gene Castle as he searches for the kidnapped daughter of a Nazi resistance leader. With bombshell Louise Jones as a side-kick and a cast of mobsters and hobos, Castle’s adventures are both dangerous and entertaining.
Jim Christy’s acclaimed Vancouver Trilogy combines roman noir crime-writing with social and political commentary in a remarkably accomplished and enjoyable fashion. Filled with action, adventure and memorable street-wise characters, Terminal Avenue ranks high among the most literate and engaging Canadian crime fiction.

One of Canada’s most versatile writers, Jim Christy has published poetry, novels, short stories, biography (Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski), non-fiction and journalism. Also a visual artist and spoken-word performer, he recently released a jazz-poetry CD and his second book of poems Cavatinas for Long Nights (Ekstasis Editions). Shanghai Alley, the first in the Vancouver Trilogy, was nominated for the 1998 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Mystery novel. Jim Christy lives in Gibson’s Landing, B.C.

ISBN 1-894800-08-7
200 Pages
6 x 9
Now available