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TEXT Ú The Yankee Club A Jake and Laura Mystery #1 Ñ Michael Murphy Heir 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 forever A great time in American history the clubs of New York a love lost revenge minded thugs childhood friends greedy bankers and fascist conspirators All the ingredients of a gut wrenching and satisfying novel Everything in this story could be a cliché but it reads as fresh and interesting as a newspaper extra Every character is a mix of good and evil and readers may recognize themselves or their friends as the characters are so true to life This is definitely a book to keep in your library for regular re reading

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PDF Å BOOK The Yankee Club A Jake and Laura Mystery #1 á RANDARENEWABLES ☆ 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—uncovering a criminal conspiracy of terrifying proportions   In 1933 Ame 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 uncovering a criminal conspiracy of terrifying proportions   In 1933 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 detective turne 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 sleep?I 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

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The Yankee Club A Jake and Laura Mystery #1D 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 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 Yankee Club a speakeasy dive in t Originally published at Reading RealityThe Yankee Club is an actual baseball bat signed by the New York Yankees in 1933It’s also the name of a speakeasy in New York that Jake Donovan used to call his home away from home before he ran away from his problems and holed up in TampaComing back to the city doesn’t just force him to face everything and everyone he walked away from it turns him back into the detective he used to be for one last caseAnd what a case it is The story starts with Jake discovering that the girl he left behind has gotten herself engaged to a rich banker and his best friend and former partner gets himself gunned down right outside their old offices leaving Jake as a wounded witness with a promise to keepAt first the case seems simple enough in motive if not in execution Jake sets out to find out who murdered his old partner It seems like a mob hit and ought to be solvable when Jake goes out and barges in on his old friends; and his old enemiesNothing is ever that simple As Jake delves deeper into the case he discovers that his friend and his ex girlfriend are secretly working for the government The conspiracy that Jake uncovers could end with the overthrow of the government and change the face of history foreverThere’s no uestion that it’s probably going to get him killed His only uestion is whether he can get the job done and save the girl Jake has to channel the private detective who stars in his mystery novels to have even a chance at saving the dayEscape Rating B The Yankee Club has a very definite noir feel to it The story takes place in the middle of the Depression at a point where Prohibition was still very much in force The city has mean streets and too many people with mean attitudes and guns hidden away Nothing says noir uite like guys with tommy guns in suitcases prowling the streetsEveryone involved has a murky past or present Both the good guys and the bad They all grew up in part of ueens that was rough and they’ve all learned a lot from the school of hard knocksJake has been using his less than savory origins as fodder for his Blackie Doyle detective series His ex girlfriend Laura learned to act while pretending that her father wasn’t beating her every week Gino always “knows a guy who knows a guy” and pays off corrupt cops to keep his speakeasy openBut at least their faults are honest It’s the rich bankers who are shameful in spite of their sueaky clean originsSomeone tried to kill FDR before his inauguration as a way of preventing the New Deal from taking place This part really happened Now that he’s in office they’re even committed to stopping any policy that might help people dig out of the Depression because they are on the “right” side of the “haves vs have nots” euationThe elaborate conspiracy feels all too real for the time period when this story takes placeJake and Laura remind me a bit of the characters from The Thin Man   a couple who find themselves solving crimes together It’s an appropriate fit as well Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman are among the many historical characters who provide the period ambiance for The Yankee Club While there was a point early on where the intermix of historical figures felt a bit like name dropping as the story continues they make the story “fit” into its time and place in a way that fictional characters might notI very much enjoyed this glimpse into the era of Babe Ruth Hoovervilles and private eyes I’m looking forward to the next book in the Jake and Laura series All That Glitters I can’t help but wonder what sort of fool’s gold or just what kind of fool they will be tangling with next