Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Release Day for The Yankee Club by Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy, author of THE YANKEE CLUB and several other books, is one of my literary agency mates. I write steamy romance. He writes mysteries and stories of aging hippies. Now, the aging hippie part we've got in common, so is our love of a well-written mystery. I read them and he writes them.

And Random House loves publishing them.

Michael Murphy is a full time author and part time urban chicken rancher in Arizona. He lives there with his wife of forty-one years and the four children they adopted this past year. In August, Random House Alibi will publish his ninth novel, a historical mystery set in the prohibition era, The Yankee Club.

In Michael Murphy’s action-packed Prohibition-era novel of suspense, a mystery writer returns to the bright lights and dark alleys of New York City—uncovering a criminal conspiracy of terrifying proportions.

In 1933, America is at a crossroads: Prohibition will soon be history, organized crime is rampant, and President Roosevelt promises to combat the Great Depression with a New Deal. In these uncertain times, former-Pinkerton-detective-turned-bestselling-author Jake Donovan is beckoned home to Manhattan. He has made good money as the creator of dashing gumshoe Blackie Doyle, but the price of success was Laura Wilson, the woman he left behind. Now a Broadway star, Laura is engaged to a millionaire banker—and waltzing into a dangerous trap.

Before Jake can win Laura back, he’s nearly killed—and his former partner is shot dead—after a visit to the Yankee Club, a speakeasy dive in their old Queens neighborhood. Suddenly Jake and Laura are plunged into a conspiracy that runs afoul of gangsters, sweeping from New York’s private clubs to the halls of corporate power and to the White House itself. Brushing shoulders with the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Cole Porter, and Babe Ruth, Jake struggles to expose an inconspicuous organization hidden in plain sight, one determined to undermine the president and change the country forever.

The Yankee Club will download August 12
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Michael Murphy said...

Thanks for mentioning this, Vonnie. So appreciative of friends like you.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

My pleasure, Mike. Your reviews thus far have been awesome!

Angela Adams said...

Vonnie, I would be honored to be a part of your "aging hippie group!" Michael, best wishes with your book.