By T. J. Birkenmeier
GRITTY urban BANG BANG!
When you examine the bloody bullet-hole on SHOE TOWN's disguise, you could virtually listen the police sirens wailing down Arsenal highway from Grand and Magnolia as legislation enforcement St. Louis-style is set to descend at the scene of the awful crime in Tower Grove Park.
It is 1931, throughout the waning days of Prohibition, the Irish governed the town Of St. Louis on either side of the legislation. there has been an uneasy peace among the Italian gang lord on “The Hill” and the Irish “King of Kerry Patch.”
In Chicago, Al Capone had simply been convicted. In St. Louis, the Bambino used to be on the town to overcome the Browns, and the nationwide League Cardinals have been headed for a global sequence fit up opposed to the A’s. FDR used to be making his first run for The White condo and Harry S. Truman was once an vague pass judgement on from western Missouri whose political fortunes have been approximately to alter suddenly.
On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, the tranquility of the town of St. Louis’ dependent Compton Heights local used to be shattered by means of a terrible double homicide in Tower Grove Park. The sufferers have been the son and inheritor of 1 of the City’s so much socially famous founding households and an unidentified a lot more youthful girl, who was once now not his spouse. either have been brutally murdered within the again seat of his custom-built Madame X version 1930 Cadillac.
Shoe city is the tale of the earthquake created through these murders and the aftershocks that will resonate from the bottom degrees of again alley bootlegging to the simple Streets
of St. Louis Society, and from the smoky backrooms of Missouri politics to the very heights of Democrat get together Presidential politics.
It’s a layered yarn of Karmic synchronicity that quickly forwards from 1931 to 2031 and again back, with extra twists and turns than the rickety Comet rollercoaster on the outdated Highland’s leisure park. this is often the untold tale in the back of the Tower Grove Park murders and how St. Louis labored again within the days of The Irish Enterprises.