Michael Murphy’s novel, The Yankee Club is the first in the new Jake and Laura mystery series. Jake Donovan is a detective turned best-selling writer in Prohibition era New York City, who made his name with the creation of his well known character, Blackie Doyle. However, Jake lost the love of his life, Broadway star Laura Wilson, in the process. Now engaged to a millionaire, Laura is on a dangerous road. Before Jake can try and win her back, he is nearly killed after a visit to a speakeasy known as The Yankee Club. This brings Jake and Laura together in a conspiracy run a muck with gangsters and corporate power, as Jake tries to expose an undercover organization that could change the country forever.
In this whirl wind addition to the noir genre, Michael Murphy introduces some unforgettable characters in a new series that will be a delight for anyone who loves the detective genre or Prohibition Era New York City. As we all know by now, my two favorite things are historical fiction and mystery/thrillers, so this was immediately up my alley. I love the feel of old fashioned New York, and I could just picture the fancy suited gangsters along the way. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick fun read in the detective genre.
The Yankee Club is available wherever e-books are sold! I received my copy through Random House Alibi on Netgalley, but you can enter to win a gift card to get your own here!
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