Twin Cities NoirBook - 2006
As recently as the mid-90s, Minneapolis was called Murderopolis due to a rash of killings that occurred over a long hot summer. St Paul was originally named after Pig's Eye Parrant - trapper, moonshiner and proprietor of the most popular drinking establishment on the Mississippi. In 1849, when Minnesota became a territory, the town leaders, realising that a place called Pig's Eye might not inspire civic confidence, changed the name to St Paul. Here the underside of the Murderopolis and St Paul is revealed from the inside out.
Publisher: New York : Akashic Books, c2006
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 258 pages : map, portraits ; 21 cm