Monday, September 17, 2018

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: The Gold Pawn

The Gold Pawn (An Art Deco Mystery)

by L.A. Chandlar

About the Book

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Kensington (September 25, 2018)
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1496713435
ISBN-13: 978-1496713438
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?

Review:  I read The Silver Gun on a previous book tour, so I was super excited to get the chance to read the next book in this series.

This book did not disappoint.

If you like your historical mysteries, this series is definitely one you shouldn't miss. Lane is a great character and the addition of NYC mayor, Fio La Guardia makes for a great read.

Lane is still working to understand her own parent's murders years ago. so this adds some time spent in Michigan.

This was an absolutely wonderful read!

Rating: 5 flowers

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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  • Twitter: @LAChandlar

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      diannekc said...

      Love reading about the Art Deco era and I have both books on my TBR list. Can't wait to read.

      Kay Garrett said...

      Thank you for your review on "The Gold Pawn" by L.A. Chandlar and for being part of the book tour.

      I have this book on my TBR list and can't wait for the opportunity to read it.
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