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Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play (A Jazz Age Mystery #1)

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Download or read book Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play (A Jazz Age Mystery #1) PDF or another Format written by Ellen Mansoor Collier and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Boardwalk Empire" meets "The Great Gatsby" in this soft-boiled historical mystery, inspired by actual events. Rival gangs fight over booze and bars during Prohibition in 1920s Galveston: the "Sin City of the Southwest."Jasmine Cross, a 21-year-old society reporter, feels caught between two clashing cultures: the seedy speakeasy underworld and the snooty social circles she covers in the Galveston Gazette. During a night out with her best friend, Jazz witnesses a bar fight at the Oasis--a speakeasy secretly owned by her black-sheep half-brother, Sammy Cook. But when a big-shot banker with a hidden past collapses there and later dies, she suspects foul play. Was it an accident or a mob hit?Soon handsome young Prohibition Agent James Burton raids the Oasis, threatening to shut it down if Sammy doesn't talk. Suspicious, he pursues Jazz, but despite her mixed feelings she refuses to rat on Sammy. As turf wars escalate between two real-life rival 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.


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Looking Back at the Jazz Age

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ISBN 10 : 9781443813334
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Download or read book Looking Back at the Jazz Age PDF or another Format written by Nancy von Rosk and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-09-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Britain’s Downton Abbey and Dancing on the Edge to Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the Jazz Age’s presence in recent popular culture has been striking and pervasive. This volume not only deepens the reader’s knowledge of this iconic period, but also provides a better understanding of its persistent presence “in our time.” Situating well-known Jazz Age writers such as Langston Hughes in new contexts while revealing the contributions of lesser-known figures such as Fannie Hurst, Looking Back at the Jazz Age brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars who draw on a wide range of academic fields and critical methods: New Historicism, biography, philosophy, queer theory, psychoanalytical theory, geography, music theory, film studies, and urban studies. The volume includes provocative new readings of the flapper, an intricate examination of the intersections between literature and music, as well as some reflections on the twenty first century’s preoccupation with the Jazz Age. Building on recent scholarship and suggesting avenues for further research, this collection will be of interest to scholars and students in American literature, American history, American studies, cultural studies, and film studies.