Jekyl Island Clubby Brent Monahan, Kate Thompson (Designed by), Gordon Van Gelder (Editor)
Located on the idyllic Georgia coast, Jekyl Island was the playground of the rich at the turn of the last century. Vanderbilts, Goulds, Rockefellers, and other members of elite society vacationed there, enjoying the finest aspects of Southern hospitality that money could buy and importing the rest from New York. Indeed, the money was good: the club's one
Located on the idyllic Georgia coast, Jekyl Island was the playground of the rich at the turn of the last century. Vanderbilts, Goulds, Rockefellers, and other members of elite society vacationed there, enjoying the finest aspects of Southern hospitality that money could buy and importing the rest from New York. Indeed, the money was good: the club's one hundred members controlled one sixth of the nation's wealth.
When one of the club's members is shot to death on the island, his fellow captains of industry anxiously conclude it was as a hunting accident. Is the impending visit to the Jekyl Island Club by President McKinley the only reason? Could J. P. Morgan himself have been the one who pulled the trigger? Whose side is member and millionaire newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer on?
The answer to whether or not the richest of the rich can literally get away with murder lies in the hands of local sheriff John le Brun, a wily Civil War veteran who has his own agenda with the Yankees who bought Jekyl Island.
This ingenious novel raises Brent Monahan to the first rank of contemporary entertainers. The real Jekyl Island Club, its members, and many real events from American history of the era are interwoven within a plot that could easily have happened. Cleverly plotted and delightfully told, The Jekyl Island Club is suspenseful storytelling at its finest.
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"An old-fashioned page turner of the best sort." Indianapolis Star & News
"Combines a compelling mystery with fascinating characters from the very top levels of society in 1899 America. Readers will find themselves enjoying the rich period atmosphere at least as much as the crime solving. A first-class yarn." Booklist.
"Monahan's rich attention to detail and his genuinely unique character, the quietly annoying and tenacious Le Brun, make this novel an interesting read." Rapport
"Vastly entertaining, with surprises and reverses at every turn." Tampa Tribune Times
- St. Martin's Press
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- First Edition
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- 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)
Meet the Author
Brent Monahan is the author of half a dozen previous novels, including The Book of Common Dread. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
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I read this book and it is one of the most confusing books i have ever read. Some parts of the book the characters are called by their first name and other parts of the book they were called by their last name. Overall it was a good book it was just a little confusing.