Publisher: Random House Alibi
Date of publication: August 2014
In 1933,I am a fan of black and white movies, especially film noir. You know, the old detective stories where the women are glamorous and the men wore suits and hats and you never know who to trust? Those movies are what The Yankee Club reminded me of, so the story didn't disappoint. I found myself really enjoying the story as well as the characters. I liked not ever really knowing who was a good guy or who Jake could trust. I won't talk too much about the plot, because I don't want to give away a few surprises.
is at a crossroads: Prohibition will soon be history, organized crime is
rampant, and President Roosevelt promises to combat the Great Depression with a
New Deal. In these uncertain times,
former-Pinkerton-detective-turned-bestselling-author Jake Donovan is beckoned
home to Manhattan.
He has made good money as the creator of dashing gumshoe Blackie Doyle, but the
price of success was Laura Wilson, the woman he left behind. Now a Broadway
star, Laura is engaged to a millionaire banker—and waltzing into a dangerous
What I found amusing about the book was the inclusion of famous people of that time. Dashiel Hammett, Cole Porter, Ethel Merman, the Kennedy clan and more make cameo appearances in the book. I thought that made the story really fun. Especially, when events that were happening around Jake ended up helping each artist in their creative process.
I think fans of this genre will love this story. It looks like it is the beginning of a great new series. I want to read more Jake and Laura adventures!
Michael Murphy is a full time author and part time urban chicken rancher in
He lives in Arizona
with his wife of forty-one years and the four children they adopted this past
year. In August, Random House Alibi will publish his ninth novel, a historical
mystery set in the prohibition era, The Yankee Club.
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