DYING FOR A DRINK
How a Prohibition Preacher Got Away With Murder
By Patrick Brode
Known as “The Fighting Parson,” the Reverend J.O.L. Spracklin broke into a notorious Windsor roadhouse one chilly night in 1920 and shot and killed barkeep Beverly “Babe” Trumble, solidifying Detroit-Windsor’s reputation as the new Wild West. A provincial liquor inspector already known for his brash tactics, Spracklin never served a day of time. Rollicking and incisive, Dying For a Drink brings a forgotten piece of Prohibition lore back to life.
$19.95. PAPERBACK. 160 PGS. ISBN 9781771962681 BIBLIOASIS