The Gold Pawn (An Art Deco Mystery)
by L.A. Chandlar
THE GOLD PAWN is a gripping novel that had me glued to the pages whilst at the edge of my seat. It is an emotional roller coaster filled with plenty of action, treachery, romance, and love.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
This was an enjoyable read that held my interest throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to dive into such a colorful time in history.
~Mysteries with Character
. . . Chandlar again captures the time and brings delightful characters to the pages.
~Christa Reads and Writes
This was an absolutely wonderful read!
~A Chick Who Reads
5 out of 5 stars.
Wow! It amazing when you come across a second book in a series that’s just as good as the first book, but that’s what we have here with The Gold Pawn!
This action-packed sequel to The Silver Gun delivers another imaginative plot, well-developed characters, and fascinating historical detail about 1930s New York City.
~Book Club Librarian
About the Book
The Gold Pawn (An Art Deco Mystery)
2nd in Series
Kensington (September 25, 2018)
Paperback: 336 pages
Digital ASIN: B078QSRGRY
November 1936. Mayor La Guardia’s political future buckles under a missing persons case in New York City. Simultaneously, Lane unravels devastating secrets in the outskirts of Detroit. As two crimes converge, judging friends from enemies can be a dangerous game . . .
Finally summoning the courage to face the past, Lane Sanders breaks away from her busy job at City Hall to confront childhood nightmares in Rochester, Michigan. An unknown assailant left Lane with scattered memories after viciously murdering her parents. However, one memory of a dazzling solid gold pawn piece remains—and with it lies a startling connection between the midwestern tragedy and a current mystery haunting the Big Apple . . .
Meanwhile, fears climb in Manhattan after the disappearance of a respected banker and family friend threatens the crippled financial industry and the pristine reputation of Lane’s virtuous boss, Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia. Fio’s fight to restore order leads him into more trouble as he meets a familiar foe intent on ending his mayoral term—and his life . . .
Guided by overseas telegrams from the man she loves and painful memories, only Lane can silence old ghosts and derail present-day schemes. But when the investigation awakens a darker side of her own nature, will she and New York City’s most prominent movers and shakers still forge ahead into a prosperous new age . . . or is history doomed to repeat itself?
About the Author
L .A. Chandlar is the author of the Art Deco Mystery Series with Kensington Publishing featuring Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and a fresh take on the innovation and liveliness of 1930s New York City. Her debut novel, The Silver Gun released August 29, 2017, and the sequel, The Gold Pawn, will release September 25th, 2018. Laurie has been living and writing in New York City for 16 years and has been speaking for a wide variety of audiences for over 20 years including a women’s group with the United Nations. Her talks range from NYC history, the psychology of creativity, and the history of holiday traditions. Laurie has also worked in PR for General Motors, writes and fund-raises for a global nonprofit is the mother of two boys, and has toured the nation managing a rock band.
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Kensington and the author have special thank you gift to anyone who pre-orders THE GOLD PAWN and registers here>>>http://sites.kensingtonbooks.com/lachandlar/
It’s a limited edition gold author card, swag, and a Silver Gun bracelet 🙂
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