The Hat: The Kate Brady Series (Book One)

The Hat: The Kate Brady Series (Book One)

by Babette Hughes


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Prohibition, a Jewish bootlegger and his naive young bride, a handsome bookkeeper and a ruthless hit man all come to life in this award-winning tale of romance and suspense.

Kate Brady, the daughter of a runaway father and alcoholic mother, is swept of her feet by Jewish bootlegger Ben Gold. Ben had told Kate he was in the insurance business, but she soon found she was living in a house of lies. In desperation she turns to Ben’s handsome accountant Bobby Keane and begins a steamy and dangerous love affair with him. Set against the drama of Prohibition, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression, Kate’s life and death struggle to escape from Ben and his hit man Sam Ginzberg races toward a stunning conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618689115
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nonagenarian Babette Hughes is a bootlegger's daughter whose father and uncle were murdered by the Mafia. She is a Huffington Post columnist, has published in the Saturday Review, was Contributing Editor of Cleveland Magazine; was a twice-weekly columnist for the Cleveland Press and has published articles and book reviews in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Sunday Magazine. She has also written, produced and appeared in television documentaries, news and feature stories for Cleveland television.

In addition to her writing career she was the National Director of Women's Political Action for Hubert Humphrey in his 1972 Presidential campaign, as well as founder and President of Discover Yourself, Inc., a motivation and self-realization program for women. She has also been Director of Public Relations for Revco D.S., Inc. in Twinsburg, Ohio, and Account Executive with Frazier Associates, in Washington, DC.

She and her husband live in Austin, Texas, and are the parents and step-parents of eight children.

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