Maid of the Mist

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9780006498032: Maid of the Mist

New novel from the bestselling author of Divorcing Jack and Empire State. Nothing much ever happens in Niagara Falls. It is a sleepy town full of honeymooners and tourists, and that's how Inspector Frank Corrigan likes it. He saw enough trouble as a cop in Northern Ireland. Now he's happy dealing with parking offences and the odd drunk, although since his wife has left him and taken their daughter, 'happy' may not quite be the word. But then a reincarnated Native American princess by the name of Lelewala canoes over the Falls and survives. Or so she says. And Frank falls in love. And finds himself confronting the greatest terrorist of the age at an international gathering of drug dealers. And then the music starts...Funny, moving, crazy, dark and thought-provoking, this is Bateman at his brilliant best.

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About the Author:

Colin Bateman was born in Northern Ireland in 1962 and educated at Bangor Grammar School before joining the County Down Spectator, where he was deputy editor for many years. He left in 1996 to become a full-time writer. In 1990 he received a Journalist's Fellowship to Oxford University for his reports from Uganda and won a Northern Ireland Press Award for his weekly satirical column. He was awarded the Betty Trask Prize in 1994.

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Divorcing Jack: 'As sharp as a pint of snake-bite... Richly paranoid and very funny' Sunday Times Cycle of Violence: 'Fast-paced, very black and very funny. Roddy Doyle meets Carl Hiaasen' Independent on Sunday Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men: 'Fast, furious, riotously funny, and at the end, never a dry eye in the house' Mail on Sunday Empire State: 'Bateman on epic form in gloriously over-the-top saga' Daily Telegraph

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