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Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play 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 report 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 Department agent takes a keen interest in the Oasis and Jazz which complicates things Galveston in the 1920s is seedy and rough it was nicknamed Sin City of the Southwest and Collier conveys that gritty roughness from the start, balanced out by our brazen, spunky heroine There are some wonderful historical details peppered throughout the story as well as a heavy dose of 1920s slang, which was refreshing I didn t feel like I was reading a modern story simply set back in the Prohibition There s a brief preface at the start in which Collier details a little about Galveston at this time and shares links to two slang dictionaries to help readers.Collier s writing is straight forward, moving the story along briskly, but with a kind of bounce that matches Jazz s terrier like determination You can read an excerpt of the first chapter at Collier s website This was just the light read I needed this last month, with my brain like a sieve and my energy low Jazz was a sweet and fierce heroine to tag along with and I m looking forward to her next adventure 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 ch 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 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 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 surrounds alcohol I actually learned some really interesting facts from reading this, most notably that our government allowed for methane and kerosene to be put in alcohol to get people to stop drinking And that the phrase blind drunk comes from people who would drink so much that the methane in the alcohol would make them go blind It was fascinating, and as my first book that takes place in this time period aside from Great Gatsby in high school I really feel like Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play was an awesome way for me to start the genre It was a fun read and kept me interested.The mystery was fairly predictable, but I didn t care Some parts of it surprised me, but the overall plot I guessed pretty early on The thing is, it was still fun The story kept my interest the whole time and it proved to be thoroughly entertaining It s well worth a read I received this in a First Reads giveaway 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 wa 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 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 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 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Fast read, exciting historical details, fun characters, has a real twist ending like a mystery should have. 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 ➷ [Reading] ➹ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➬ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk FLAPPERS features Jasmine Cross ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk an ambitious young society reporter ❮Reading❯ ➳ Good People in an Evil Time ➬ Author Svetlana Broz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 [EPUB] ✵ On a Day Like This By Peter Stamm – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Sammy Cook Jazz wonders Was it an accident or foul play Soon handsome young Prohibition Agent James Burton raids the Oasis ➫ [Ebook] ➦ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ➶ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk threatening to shut it down if Sammy doesn t cooperate Suspicious [BOOKS] ⚣ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he pursues Jazz [Ebook] ➠ Secrecy By Rupert Thomson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk hoping for information and some romance [KINDLE] ❅ The Silence and the Roar By Nihad Sirees – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk but she refuses to rat on SammyAs turf wars escalate between the Downtown and Beach gangs [PDF / Epub] ★ Hard Country ✈ Robin Robilliard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Sammy is accused of murder To find the killer ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera ➥ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Jazz must risk her life and career ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ The Impossible David Lynch Author Todd McGowan – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 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. 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


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