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The Yankee Club by Michael Murphy

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Prohibition-era 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.

“Gino refilled my glass. “What a night. Booze, broads, and a barroom brawl.”

I had a suspicion this was going to be an exciting read and you know what! I was right!! Set in the 1930’s fulfilling its genre of Historical Fiction, Mystery, yes doll, it honored its billing and MORE!

Murphy scores points in setting, element of mystery, characters, writing style.

Give me anything during the Prohibition era and I am hooked. The 1930’s was described perfectly, everything presented snagged the reader by the hand to the past, great introduction setting the feel for the era.

Murphy provided mystery sans predictability scoring high praise from this reader. I had no idea what the final outcome would be, needless to say, this is a rare occurrence and welcomed. Kudos to Murphy!

Plenty of characters and Murphy managed to combine both quantity with quality. Each player served a purpose and supplemented the narrative. Whatever the role the character supplied, be it a short staggered appearance or one of the man revisiting characters it worked very well. Kudos again to Murphy!

Murphy’s writing style is straight to the point holding plenty of colorfulness to tug the peruser into the ambiance. You clearly feel part of the 1930’s scene. Language, environment, description all united tying the narrative et al. Again Murphy scores!!

The Yankee Club provides plenty of mystery with the questionable characters the era held. Loads of suspense sharing space with corruption, romance, during a shady and thrill ride era. I cannot wait until the next book in this series is available. I highly recommend this first installment in the Jake and Laura Mystery series. Excellent stuff doll!

Published August 12th 2014 by Alibi
ISBN13: 9780804179317
Pages 280
A copy provided in exchange for an honest review

Recommendation: 4/5

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  1. I really enjoyed this book too! I signed up with TLC book tours to do a tour for his next book in the series!

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    • I was really impressed with the book, I’m sure the second book will not disappoint. We’ll be on the tour together, I couldn’t pass on the chance to host this author again. Good stuff. I look forward to reading your review.

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