Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play

Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play

By Ellen Mansoor Collier
Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: July 01, 2012
Words: 95163 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476365954

Short description

Rival gangs fight over booze and bars during Prohibition in 1920s Galveston: the “Sin City of the Southwest.” Jazz Cross, a young society reporter, suspects foul play after a bank VP collapses at her brother Sammy’s speakeasy. Was it an accident or a mob hit? As turf battles escalate, Sammy is accused of murder, and Jazz must risk her life and career to find the killer. Inspired by actual events.

Extended description

Prohibition is in full swing in 1920s Galveston, TX: the “Sin City of the Southwest.” Jasmine Cross, a young 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 James Burton, a handsome Prohibition Agent, raids the Oasis, threatening to shut it down if Sammy doesn’t talk. Suspicious, he pursues Jazz, but she refuses to rat on Sammy. As turf battles escalate between two real-life rival gangs, Sammy is accused of murder. To find the killer, Jazz must risk her life and career, exposing the dark side of Galveston’s glittering society.
Inspired by actual events.