I am a sucker for historical fiction set during the jazz age, so when I saw this book available on Amazon (most likely on sale), I snatched it up.
Speakeasy, by A.M. Dunnewin is a quick-read novella. Eddie Durante is the owner of a speakeasy that was supported by mob money (Eddie’s uncle). Eddie’s wife has recently been killed in a territory dispute among rival mob bosses. Eddie learns that the Caprice Family has put out a contract on him, but before he can make a plan of action, some of his relatives begin turning up dead.
This book is fast-paced and full of action. Set to a backdrop of jazz music and flappers, there’s a lot of fun in this quick, easy read. This is the perfect book for someone, like me, who wants something set during this era, but doesn’t require a lot of thinking or ‘figuring it out.’ While it’s not something that I’ll spend a lot of time thinking about, I had fun here and I would certainly be glad to read the next book in the series, or try one of Dunnewin’s other books.
Looking for a good book? Speakeasy by A. M. Dunnewin is a quick, spirited read.
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author: A. M. Dunnewin
series: Speakeasy #1
publisher: self published
paperback, 108 pages