James W. Nichol


Midnight Cab

"Takes the reader on a wild ride through the past, and into the mind of a mad man. Gripping." 
Kathy Reichs

“Plotting and pacing are superb...his dialogue is smart and real...But the characterization is where Nichol shines.”
Detroit Free Press

“This is an engaging thriller that never lets its metaphorical foot off the clutch and races down mysterious roads, all leading back to the past, of course -- with the aplomb of Harlan Coben. It also conjures up one of the most sinister and unforgettable villains crime fiction has drawn in a long time.”
The Guardian /London

“...a compelling read.”
Sunday Telegraph/UK

“Nichol’s elegantly simple and taut prose becomes addictive.”
The Globe and Mail

Mass market reissue McArthur & Co.
Sony Japan 2006
Newton and Compton Italy 2006
Droemer Germany 2005
Canongate U.S.A. 2005
Fleuve Noire France 2005
Luitingh-Sijthoff Netherlands 2005
AST Russia 2005
C & T Poland 2005
Canongate United Kingdom 2004
Knopf Canada 2002
Rest of World: Canongate

Midnight Cab

•Bestseller in Germany --more than 500,000 copies sold to date!
•Shortlisted for 2004 UK Gold Dagger Award
•Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel

Walker, age 19, has come to the city to unearth the mystery of his early life. He was left at age three, terror-stricken beside a deserted country road, clutching a wire fence. He had no identification.

Two slim clues were in his pocket: a photograph of two children and a chatty letter from a teenage girl. His clothes indicated that he had been well cared for. A dim memory of his mother makes him feel that he was loved.

Walker’s quest for his identity is more dangerous than he knows. Aided by his girlfriend Krista, he unearths the horrific truth, driving them into the deadly grasp of Bobby, a young man who has matured from early cruelty to murderous pleasures.

James W. Nichol, a prominent playwright and screenwriter, lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. His second novel Transgression, will be published in Canada in Spring 2008. It has already been translated and issued in German to wide acclaim.

Mass market reissue McArthur & Co. Canada Fall 2007