↠´ Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play (A Jazz Age Mystery #1) ↠´ Download by Ò Ellen Mansoor Collier
↠´ Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play (A Jazz Age Mystery #1) ↠´ Download by Ò Ellen Mansoor Collier What a blast I loved the characters, from Jazz to Nathan to Agent Burton and Sammy and Amanda and I loved reading this It instantly transported me to the Jazz Age without feeling like an information dump, and I was hooked enough to keep reading as quickly as possible. I am still no better at reviewing things than I was, but I really enjoyed this romp. I can t wait to read the rest of the series 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 everythi Set During Prohibition In S Galveston, FLAPPERS Features Jasmine Cross, An Ambitious Young Society Reporter, Who S Caught Between Two Clashing Cultures The Seedy Speakeasy Underworld And The Snooty Social Circles She Covers In The Galveston Gazette After A Big Shot Banker With A Hidden Past Collapses At The Oasis A Speakeasy Secretly Owned By Her Black Sheep Half Brother, Sammy Cook Jazz Wonders Was It An Accident Or Foul Play Soon Handsome Young Prohibition Agent James Burton Raids The Oasis, Threatening To Shut It Down If Sammy Doesn T Cooperate Suspicious, He Pursues Jazz, Hoping For Information And Some Romance , But She Refuses To Rat On SammyAs Turf Wars Escalate Between The Downtown And Beach Gangs, Sammy Is Accused Of Murder To Find The Killer, Jazz Must Risk Her Life And Career, Exposing The Dark Side Of Galveston S Glittering Society Now Available In A Revised Trade Paperback Version With A Glossary Of S Slang First In A Five Book Series 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 Ellen Collier s novel is set in one of my favorite locations, Galveston, Texas, during an era when the town was one of the wildest on the Texas Gulf Coast Spunky society reporter Jasmine Jazz Cross gets involved with murder right off the bat, and her breezy voice carries the narrative along at a bright clip Great period setting and atmosphere Check it out. Jazz Cross,an aspiring reporter in Prohibition era Galveston,refuses to stay within the limits of the society beat Her spunky curiosity and loyalty to her friends lead her into dangerous involvement with bootleggers and the criminal gangs on the island Good thing that handsome Treasury agent is keeping his eye on her This lighthearted mystery, based on the true history of the period, is the perfect read to take with you to Galveston You ll be longing for a jazz orchestra and a tango compact and someone to tell you that you look like the bee s knees while you sip your perfectly legal cocktail at the Hotel Galvez What a great read I loved the rich historical detail and the who dunnit vibe so characteristic of film noir Review on the blog soon.
Fast read, exciting historical details, fun characters, has a real twist ending like a mystery should have. Now and then, I like a cozy mystery no gore, a bit of drama, a big personality in our heroine, and a plot that doesn t require much but is still fun Collier s new series, set in 1927 Galveston, Texas, hit the spot for me, and is a fluffy, entertaining bit of summertime escapism. Jazz Cross, 21 years old, a flapper, and society reporter for the Galveston Gazette, has aspirations of being a real reporter Her male colleagues think she s just a pretty face, good only for making coffee and reporting on the Garden Club When she witnesses the death of a local banker at the Oasis, she decides to investigate it, and unsurprisingly, things are hardly straightforward The Oasis is owned by Jazz s half brother Sammy, an illegitimate son of her father s who is unwelcome in her family but for whom she has some affection and loyalty, and she wants to ensure Sammy doesn t get any blame A Treasury Depart This was such a fun read Normally I m a bit skeptical of the first person point of view, because it s been used so much Especially in YA But this uses first person, and I absolutely loved it, and I can t imagine now that it would have been as entertaining of a read without it The slang and the dialogue between the characters was so entertaining and I loved that I felt like I had just dived right into an old movie I could easily picture the settings and the people Phrases like and how and you said it were so frequent that I caught myself saying, You said it at work the other day And I had my misgivings at first I thought that maybe the jargon would be very obvious in the beginning then die off, but I was proven wrong It stayed consistent all the way through and wasn t overdone. Since our heroine is living during the Prohibition era, everything she encounters surro
Ellen Mansoor Collier is a Houston based freelance writer and editor whose articles, essays and short stories have been published in a variety of national magazines She s interviewed Suze Orman and Nancy Brinker and several unsung heroines for BIOGRAPHY and FAMILY CIRCLE magazines In the 1990s, she reviewed mysteries for The Houston Chronicle, which was like a crash course in writing novels A f