Road to the Galliano Club: Tales from the Roaring Twenties

Road to the Galliano Club: Tales from the Roaring Twenties

by Carmen Amato
Road to the Galliano Club: Tales from the Roaring Twenties

Road to the Galliano Club: Tales from the Roaring Twenties

by Carmen Amato


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In a trio of riveting historical fiction tales, three outcasts try to outrun the past during the height of Prohibition.

From tragedy in the olive groves of southern Italy, to a dead-end coal town in Pennsylvania and then to street gangs in Chicago, it's an escape-or-die situation for each unforgettable character.

Ruth Cross runs away from a dead-end life in a Pennsylvania coal mining town, but scandal will chase her all the way to the tiny apartment over the Galliano Club.

Luca Lombardo emigrates to America but it costs him everything. By the time he goes to work as the barman at the Galliano Club, he has nothing left to lose.

Benny Rotolo rises from street thug to trusted bodyguard for Chicago's North Side Gang but when Al Capone puts a price on his head, the Galliano Club could be his chance to get even.

The blue-collar Galliano Club is the mainstay of Italian immigrants in Lido, New York. After long days building America's skyscrapers, ships, and electrical grid, thirsty mill workers head there to play cards, argue over the news, and drink the bootleg beer hidden in the cellar.

No one is ready for the coming storm of murder, blackmail, and revenge.

Are you a fan of The Godfather, Road to Perdition, The Untouchables, or Boardwalk Empire? If you love historical fiction featuring Prohibition-era stories of Chicago gangsters, Italian mobsters, and bold bootleggers, grab this prequel to the Galliano Club historical fiction series which was inspired by award-winning author Carmen Amato's grandfather, a deputy sheriff in upstate New York during Prohibition.

"The Galliano Club series promises to be as riveting as Amato's previous novels set in Mexico. The Roaring Twenties in their uninhibited violence and excitement come alive . . . A sure hit with loyal fans and new readers alike." - Michael Hogan, author of Women of the Irish Rising

"Spot-on historic atmosphere as the compelling characters fight, dance, and gamble their way to the Galliano Club . . . An epic tale with all the glitz, danger and gritty charm of the era." - L.A. Chandlar, award-winning author of the Art Deco Mystery Series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735307923
Publisher: Laurel & Croton
Publication date: 04/26/2023
Series: Galliano Club
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Carmen Amato pens the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz series set in Acapulco, the Galliano Club historical thrillers inspired by her grandfather who was a deputy sheriff during Prohibition, and standalone thrillers.The Detective Emilia Cruz series pits the first female police detective in Acapulco against Mexico's drug cartels, corruption, and social inequality. Dubbed "A thrilling series" by National Public Radio, the series was awarded the Poison Cup Award for Outstanding Series from CrimeMasters of America in both 2019 and 2020 and has been optioned for television.A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, Carmen is a recipient of both the National Intelligence Award and the Career Intelligence Medal.Her work has appeared in Huffpost, Criminal Element, Publishers Weekly, and other national publications. Find out more at
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