The odds stacked against him; a brokenhearted drifter claws his way to the top of an empire...
San Francisco, California, Winter 1874… Over a year after jumping the Salty Mariner to explore the Barbary Coast, Edwin Morris Jr., as down on his luck as ever, teams up with a punchy and sarcastic hobo who introduces him to life as a back-alley swindler...
Told with saturated visuals and a tongue-in-cheek approach, The Crimper of Old Town, is a fast-paced saga set against the underbelly of America’s port cities.Featuring a raucous group of supporting characters that guide and dismay Edwin through his carnivorous rise as a crimping kingpin. Fans of sea adventure and crime action will be hooked to this thrilling historical fiction series.
Crimper / krimp-er / verb - Also known as Shanghaiing, Crimping is the practice of kidnapping people to serve as sailors by coercive techniques such as trickery, intimidation, or violence. Those engaged in this form of kidnapping were known as crimps.