Killers of the Flower Moon

by

David Grann

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Asa Kirby Character Analysis

An outlaw and explosives expert. An associate of Henry Grammer, Kirby designed the bomb used in the demolition of Bill and Rita Smith’s house—but was dead before he could testify his involvement, seemingly in a plot concocted by Hale to bump off any witnesses who might reveal his involvement in the murders.
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Asa Kirby Character Timeline in Killers of the Flower Moon

The timeline below shows where the character Asa Kirby appears in Killers of the Flower Moon. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: This Thing of Darkness
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...and varied, and his bootlegging empire now holds sway over an army of bandits, including Asa Kirby and John Ramsey. (full context)
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...the bombing—assures Mollie that he will avenge her family, but after Hale helps authorities capture Asa Kirby in a jewel heist, Hale’s own pastures are set on fire, and his cattle are... (full context)
Chapter 17: The Quick-Draw Artist, the Yegg, and the Soup Man
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...a safecracker—gives White and his team the name of another witness to the bombing plot: Asa Kirby , an associate of Grammer’s. Kirby, according to the yegg, is a “soup man”—an expert... (full context)
Chapter 18: The State of the Game
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...to Fort Worth during the bombing specifically so that he would have an alibi while Asa Kirby , the “soup man,” carried out the job. Burkhart also reveals that Hale arranged the... (full context)