Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel

by Linda Bennett Pennell

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Overview

Lake City, Florida, June, 1930: Al Capone checks in for an unusually long stay at the Blanche Hotel, a nice enough joint for an insignificant little whistle stop. The following night, young Jack Blevins witnesses a body being dumped heralding the summer of violence to come. One-by-one,
people controlling county vice activities swing from KKK ropes. No moonshine distributor, gaming operator, or brothel madam, black or white, is safe from the Klan's self-righteous vigilantism. Jack's older sister Meg, a waitress at the Blanche, and her fiancé, a sheriff's deputy, discover reasons to believe the lynchings are cover for a much larger ambition than simply ridding the county of vice. Someone,
possibly backed by Capone, has secret plans for filling the voids created by the killings. But as the body count grows and crosses burn,
they come to realize this knowledge may get all of them killed.

Gainesville, Florida, August, 2011: Liz Reams, an up and coming young academic specializing in the history of American crime, impulsively moves across the continent to follow a man who convinces her of his devotion yet refuses to say the three simple words "I love you". Despite the entreaties of friends and family, she is attracted to edginess and a certain type of glamour in her men, both living and historical. Her personal life is an emotional roller coaster, but her career options suddenly blossom beyond all expectation, creating a very different type of stress. To deal with it all, Liz loses herself in her professional passion, original research into the life and times of her favorite bad boy, Al Capone. What she discovers about 1930's summer of violence,
and herself in the process, leaves her reeling at first and then changed forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619353152
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 586,875
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a historical fiction junkie and really enjoyed this book. The authors character development and story line was excellent. I especially enjoyed how tidy she wraps everything up at the end.