The Roaring Twenties -- a decade of wealth, abundance and decadence. When Lucille Prado doesn't hear from her daughter, Alice -- a NYC career girl -- she enlists the help of Tin Pan Alley ace private eye, Carney Brogan. The last time Lucille has heard from Alice has been two weeks earlier. With a dollar retainer, Carney quickly identifies Alice Prado as Arabella Germaine, the ultimate flapper girl, a beautiful platinum blond who loves a good time and ingratiate herself into all the right circles -- and who has just died under mysterious circumstances. As Carney digs further, he finds a whole slew of suspects, including Arabella's roommate, the actress, Sally Blair; the flapper's mentor, Victor Cathcourt; and the wealthy Landon siblings, Robert and Regan. From the Landon's Long Island estate to the dark streets of the Bowery to a run-in with mobsters, Carney follows the clues until he finally solves the question of: who really wanted the gorgeous party girl dead?
|Publisher:||Oak Tree Press|
|Series:||Death By the Decade , #1|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||258 KB|
About the Author
A fan of the mystery genre, she enjoys crafting tales with a twist of suspense, a touch of romance, and a bit of humor. Her "Death by the Decade" series features each decade from the twentieth century to the present, beginning with her 1920s novel, Death of a Flapper. In addition, she has also penned the romance/family saga series, Far From Eden: New World, featuring the Traynor family in Colonial America.
Debra and her husband, Dale, make their home in El Paso, Texas, with their two dogs and cat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Murder and High Society Mix It Up in the ‘20s I enjoy reading mysteries and have enjoyed reading stories set in the 1920s since reading F. Scott Fitzgerald. And so it was easy to pick “Death of a Flapper” by Marva Dale as my next read. The story takes place in the ‘20s and involves a private detective (J.C. Brogan) who is hired to find out what happened to a missing flapper, Arabella Germain (nickname Angel). The investigation takes him other flappers, mobsters, an artist, and a high society crowd that enjoys partying most of all. The author takes us into speakeasies and jazz clubs, introduces us to bootleggers, and weaves an intricate plot of lies, cover-up, violence and romance. Marva Dale, though J.C. Grogan, takes us through a list of suspects who know something about Angel’s disappearance and death and carefully leads the reader to the ultimate revelation of who actually done it. This is such an enjoyable read that I am going to look into other Marva Dale books to put on my future reading list.