The Yankee Club
Published August 12th 2014 by Alibi
A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review
“Gino refilled my glass. “What a night. Booze, broads, and a barroom brawl.”
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.
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!
About Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy is a full time author and part time urban chicken rancher in Arizona. 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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Michael Murphy’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, August 4th: Reading Reality
Tuesday, August 5th: 5 Minutes for Books
Wednesday, August 6th: Bibliotica
Friday, August 8th: ImaginativeMinds*
Monday, August 11th: The Book Binder’s Daughter
Tuesday, August 12th: Read a Latte
Wednesday, August 13th: “I Think I’m Obsessed!” Book Reviews
Thursday, August 14th: The Reader’s Hollow
Friday, August 15th: Mystery Playground – Author Guest Post “Drinks with Reads”
Monday, August 18th: Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, August 19th: Life by Kristen
Tuesday, August 19th: Dwell in Possibility
Wednesday, August 20th: Nightly Reading
Thursday, August 21st: A Book Geek
Friday, August 22nd: From the TBR Pile
Friday, August 29th: Harlie’s Books