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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

One Goes Missing by M G Karpin

1920s New York was still with very strict rules in place for well to do girls. They could go to college but they were expected to conform to their families traditional way of life. Two young women boarded together one studying music, the other architecture happy as room mates both enjoying a bit of freedom away from the strict attitudes of well connected and rich families. Till one goes missing, then winds up dead. Taking the investigaiton over is Nathaniel Walker, a gentleman investigator for whom private detective work is a passion and something which someone of his wealth will not pursue normally. Painstakingly going over the background and the last few days of this young woman's life he uncovers a whole lot of information which will be very unpalatable to her highly conservative family. From accidentally brushing up against the mob and a moll from the mob, to playing in a speakeasy Nathaniel uncovers a whole plot which ended in a tragic death. Very descriptive of the Jazz Era in New York city, this was an entertaining read. Sent by BooksGo Social for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


Blodeuedd said...

Sounds like a interesting one

Yvonne said...

I love this era. It sounds like a good book.

Literary Feline said...

Such a fun time period to read about. I will have to look for this one. I am glad you enjoyed it, Mystica.