Thursday, July 11, 2013

Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play By Ellen M. Collier Book Review

                                                         Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play
                                                              By Ellen Mansoor Collier

Synopsis:
"The Great Gatsby" meets "Midnight in Paris" in this soft-boiled historical mystery, inspired by actual events. Rival gangs fight over booze and bars during Prohibition in 1920s Galveston: the "Sin City of the Southwest." Jazz Cross, a 21-year-old society reporter, feels caught between two clashing cultures: the seedy speakeasy underworld and the snooty social circles she covers in the Galveston Gazette

During a night out with her best friend, Jazz witnesses a bar fight at the Oasis--a speakeasy secretly owned by her black-sheep half-brother, Sammy Cook. But when a big-shot banker with a hidden past collapses there and later dies, she suspects foul play. Was it an accident or a mob hit?Soon handsome young Prohibition Agent James Burton raids the Oasis, threatening to shut it down if Sammy doesn't talk. Suspicious, he pursues Jazz, but despite her mixed feelings she refuses to rat on Sammy. As turf wars escalate between two real-life rival gangs, Sammy is accused of murder. Jazz must risk her life and career to find the killer, exposing the dark side of Galveston's glittering society. 

Read The First chapter of Flappers HERE

Review:

Flappers is a great read taking place in 1920's Texas with many great characters and a great story line.I was lucky enough to read the prequel first Bathing Beauties,Bullets and Booze so I was already familiar with the main character Jazz and the story line in general.Ellen does a great job of recreating a different era and making you not only feel part of it but keeping you guessing all the way through .A Great Read.







Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play (A Jazz Age Mystery #1)Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play by Ellen Mansoor Collier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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(Disclaimer:I received a copy in exchange for a honest review,all opinions are 100% my own)

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for your great review, Heather!
    So glad you enjoyed both FLAPPERS and BATHING BEAUTIES. You've been swell!
    Best, Ellen

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