Adult Fiction

Death Spiral

James W. Nichol

ISBN: 9781770863392
Format: Trade Paperback
4.40" x 7.05"

Publication Date: Aug 01, 2013

FIC022060 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FIC032000 FICTION / War & Military
FIC019000 FICTION / Literary

Nominated, 2010 Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award
Shortlisted, 2011 OLA Evergreen Award

"Excellent...perfect for the Second World War buff, as well as fans of good Canadian crime fiction."
The Globe and Mail

"Leave it to Nichol to find the right ending for this unforgettable story."
The Chronicle-Herald

"Nichol has served up a fast-paced yet nuanced story that explores the cost of war on those who fight it, and demonstrates that the postwar home front was not with- out its own terrors."
Sherbrooke Record

"Nichol displays a provocative talent for writing that gets under your skin ... Death Spiral deepens this rich capacity with stylish and edgy writing to give us a confrontational piece of addictive fiction."
Hamilton Spectator


Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award and shortlisted for the 2011 Evergreen Award. This complex, multi-layered thriller opens with a hero's welcome for the wounded Wilf McLauchlin, a celebrated WWII Canadian Spitfire fighter pilot. Almost immediately after his homecoming, a series of bizarre murders erupt in his hometown. Wilf finds himself trying to solve them and wondering if he is somehow causing them. Wilf follows his own trail back to when he was shot down over Germany in the last days of the war and makes the shattering connection.