SUMMARY È The Yankee Club A Jake and Laura Mystery #1

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SUMMARY È The Yankee Club A Jake and Laura Mystery #1 ✓ [Reading] ➿ The Yankee Club A Jake and Laura Mystery #1 ➶ Michael Murphy – In Michael Murphy’s action packed Prohibition era novel of suspense a mystery writer returns to the bright lights and dark alleys of New York City—uncoverNkee Club a speakeasy dive in their old ueens neighborhood Suddenly Jake and Laura are plunged into a conspiracy that runs afoul of gangsters sweeping from New York’s private clubs to the halls of corporate power and to the White House itself Brushing shoulders with the likes of Dashiell Hammett Cole Porter and Babe Ruth Jake struggles to expose an inconspicuous organization hidden in plain sight one determined to undermine the president and change the country foreve. What a wild ride that was From an assassination attempt on Franklin Roosevelt to a plot to overthrow the government thwarted by mystery writer Jake Donovan and his childhood friends There were enough real people co mingled with the fictitious characters I found myself searching the internet to see what was real FDR Joseph Kennedy Cole Porter Ethel Merman Dashiell Hammett Lillian Hellman were all likely to rub shoulders with Jake Frankie Gino and Danny from the neighborhood There were so many plot twists and surprise saves it kept my heart pumpingI'm looking forward to the next adventure with Jake and Laura


In Michael Murphy’s action packed Prohibition era Club A PDF #206 novel of suspense a mystery writer returns to the bright lights and dark alleys of New York City uncovering a criminal conspiracy of terrifying proportions   In The Yankee Kindle America 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 Yankee Club A P. Former private dick turned author Jake Donovan rides the rails to New York City looking to finish the final chapter of his latest mystery novel The Big Apple doesn’t hold fond memories for Jake it’s an unwelcome reminder of what he gave up to pursue his literary aspirations Home to his former girlfriend stage actor and the recently engaged Laura Wilson New York offers painful memories of a long lost loveWhile in town Jake decides to meet up with Mickey a fellow gumshoe and his old business partner It’s clear something has Mickey on edge but before Jake can pry it out of him Mickey is gunned down in cold blood Can Jake track down Mickey’s killer or is he next in line for the big sleepI received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewMichael Murphy pens a solid mystery that is rich in 1930s culture The crackling dialogue the prohibition era setting and the plot are in the same vein as a Hammett or Chandler whodunit I liked the addition of real life social heavyweights in the New York scene like Babe Ruth and Cole Porter and although I felt the main characters were a little thin the mystery played out well right up until the very endThe Yankee Club is the first in Murphy’s Jake Laura series with a second novel slotted for a January 2015 release from Random House imprint AlibiExpected Release Date August 12th 2014

REVIEW The Yankee Club A Jake and Laura Mystery #1

The Yankee Club A Jake and Laura Mystery #1DFEPUB #192 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 Yankee Club A Jake and PDFEPUB or he left behind Now a Broadway star Laura is engaged to a millionaire banker and waltzing into a dangerous trap   Before Jake can win Laura back he’s nearly killed and his former partner is shot dead after a visit to the Ya. Michael Murphy takes us back to the Prohibition era America in 1933 in a tour de force of noir fiction Jake Donavan a writer of mystery novels featuring detective Blackie Doyle returns to New York to finish his latest novel after spending some time in Florida nursing the wounds of his breakup with actress Laura Wilson Before turning to writing Jake had been a cop and then a PI He looks up his old pal Mickie and they go the speakeasy The Yankee Club Mickie is working on a case but will not tell Jake what it involves Mickie turns up dead at his office which has been ransacked Jake runs into Laura there and wonders why she is there late at night They combine forces to hunt for Mickie's killerBut Jake knows very little about what is really afoot Laura is by now engaged to an obnoxious rich guy who is part of some nefarious scheme to get rid of Franklin Roosevelt who is in the process of implementing the New Deal Joe Kennedy is working for Roosevelt who is setting up a Securities Exchange Commission Roosevelt's plans are making some bankers nervous and they are hatching a scheme to topple RooseveltFamous historical characters crop up from time to time as Jake moves around New York Jake rubs shoulders with Cole Porter Ethel Merman and Dashiel Hammett among othersThis is a highly entertaining novel very skillfully written Murphy has done a great job of creating a story that reads like it could have been written by one of the greats of noir fiction I highly recommend itDisclosure My copy of this novel was provided via NetGalley