Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play

Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play

by Ellen Mansoor Collier

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ISBN-13: 9780989417006
Publisher: Ellen Mansoor Collier
Publication date: 05/19/2017
Series: Jazz Age Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 405,336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Ellen Mansoor Collier is a freelance magazine writer and editor whose articles, essays and short stories have been published in a variety of national magazines. A flapper at heart, she loves the style and spirit of the Jazz Age, but couldn't live in Houston, Texas without air-conditioning. She graduated with a degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. FLAPPERS, FLASKS AND FOUL PLAY is her first novel (2012), followed by the sequel, BATHING BEAUTIES, BOOZE AND BULLETS (2013), GOLD DIGGERS, GAMBLERS AND GUNS (2014) and VAMPS, VILLAINS AND VAUDEVILLE (2015).

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Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
KimmiesBookshelf More than 1 year ago
Flappers, Flasks, and Foul Play was such a fun read. Filled with murder and mystery, I had hard time setting this book down! I adored all the different characters in this book. I thought Jazz was a great main character, she was really easy to relate to and she also had a wonderful personality. Another character I liked a whole lot was Nathan. I thought he was sweet and charming, and was just a really good friend to Jazz. One of my favorite things about this book was the setting. I loved that it was set in the 1920's in Galveston, Texas. I like reading about places that I have actually been to and I've visited Galveston before. Another thing I really liked about this book was how much detail the author put into everything. I could clearly picture everything she was describing in my mind. I also have to add that I loved the way everyone talked. Overall, I thought this was a wonderful read and I will most certainly be reading this author's next book.
Regina-Reads More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! It's a fast and entertaining read that's perfect for those weekends you want to stay in or those summer days when you want to read outside. I loved being immersed in the lingo and atmosphere of 1920s Galveston. I'll definitely be reading the rest of the novels in this fun mystery series.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS It took me a few chapters to like some of the characters, but by the end of the book I really did like them. It was during prohibition and the times were wild. I learned some new things and was shocked by some events are government did. Jasmine Cross is 21 year old society reporter who goes hangs out it a speakeasy. She is familiar with most of the workers there. She wants to be a real reporter but no one takes her seriously. She is around a few crime scenes first so she starts to dig in. The speakeasy is owned by her black-sheep half-brother Sammy Cook. Which is a secret. Prohibition Agent James Burton raids Oasis a few times. He looks like a creep at first. He is interested in getting to know Jasmine. He also wants to know she is at the Oasis a lot and so interested in what happens to Sammy. Sammy Cook owns the Oasis. A speakeasy. He is arrested for murder that happened right in front of the Oasis. He does not want it known that Jasmine is his half-sister to protect her. The setting is Galveston, Texas during prohibition. There are two gangs that are trying to claim territory. Someone is passing bad moonshine around that is causing deaths. This is the first book in the series and the first part of story has a slow set up letting us learn about the characters and what the time was like. After that the story moves along at a good pace. Full of drama, action, crime and letting us see what that time period was like. I was given this ebook to read for purpose of reviewing it and give my honest opinion of the story.
DarkAngelCT More than 1 year ago
 I got this book as part of a book tour in July and loved this first book. It opens we meet Jasmine Cross know as Jazz who is a society reporter trying to get her big break in the newspaper industry but in the meantime does society articles. She has a brother named Sammy who runs a speakeasy and when the coppers are around it's a dinner. Early in this book a local banker winds up dead but Jazz thinks something is up with Mr. Andrews. To make matters worse the death happens in Sammy's speakeasy and Jazz finds herself knee deep in mucky waters where bootlegging is happening. We also meet Agent James Burton who seems to fancy the young reporter.  I loved everything about the jazz era, the language they use the clothes they wore and just everything about the time era was great to read it in a book. Definitely a great spin on cozy mysteries I can't wait to read the next one in the series!
Amy_LouAM More than 1 year ago
Clever, authentic, and such a good read! It's hard to write in a time period other than your own, but Ms. Collier does it effortlessly. The dialogue was authentic and the author's attention to detail was so perfect, I felt like I'd stepped into the 1920s. The Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play characters and setting are genuine and intertwined so well into the story, the movie in my head was vivid and real. I loved main character Jazz--a strong, independent woman with a lot of moxy, but all of the characters are well developed and true to life. Even small characters have unique qualities that add to the story. Ms. Collier's description of Galveston makes readers feel they've been there. The combination of authenticity, mystery, and bit of romance make this book a winner. I highly recommend it. And I'm wasting no time in starting the second book in the series. I can't wait to see what Jazz does next. I loved this book!