Saint Mudd: A Novel of Gangsters and Saints

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Signet, Jan 19, 1994 - Fiction - 416 pages
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The double murder was pretty gruesome, but not unusual for St. Paul wallowing in the Great Depression. Grover Mudd, the city's premier reporter, wanted nothing more than to finger the killers and help put them away forever. But in a district that had the best politicians and police money could buy, Mudd knew that his efforts would probably lead to a big fat zero.With the reluctant help of the F.B.I. and the hesitant encouragement of his own gentle mistress, Mudd targeted the killers with his own brand of terror. It was a high-stakes, high-risk gamble for the soul of a city, a game in which Grover Mudd could end up a sainthellip; or a corpse.

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Review: Saint Mudd: A Novel of Gangsters and Saints

User Review  - Tom Smart - Goodreads

I recently bought a condo near downtown St. Paul and was interested in the history that this novel introduces. It inspired me to research places and events, but it is not a very good read on its own. Read full review

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User Review  - Joseph Johnson - Goodreads

One of the best books I have ever read. I'm just mad at myself for taking all these years to finally read it. I love the fact that I know all the places in this book from Mounds Park where my Father ... Read full review

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Steve Thayer was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 23, 1953. He graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California in 1976. He started writing his first book, Saint Mudd, in 1982. His other works include The Weatherman and Wheat Field.

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