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The Fate of a Flapper by Susanna Calkins

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Also by Susanna Calkins:

The Fate of a Flapper, July 2020
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Murder Knocks Twice, May 2019
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A Death Along the River Fleet, April 2016
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The Masque of a Murderer, April 2015
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From the Charred Remains, March 2015
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From The Charred Remains, May 2014
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A Murder At Rosamund's Gate, May 2013
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The Fate of a Flapper
Susanna Calkins

The Speakeasy Murders #2
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2020
On Sale: July 28, 2020
320 pages
ISBN: 1250190851
EAN: 9781250190857
Kindle: B0818PYF48
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Suspense True Crime | Mystery Private Eye

The Fate of a Flapper, the second mystery in this captivating new series, takes readers into the dark, dangerous, and glittering underworld of a 1920's Chicago speakeasy.

A 2019 Agatha Award Nominee for "Best Historical Mystery"!

After nine months as a cigarette girl at the Third Door, one of Chicago’s premier moonshine parlors, Gina Ricci feels like she's finally getting into the swing of things. The year is 1929, the Chicago Cubs are almost in the World Series, neighborhood gangs are all-powerful, and though Prohibition is the law of the land, the Third Door can't serve the cocktails fast enough.

Two women in particular are throwing drinks back with abandon while chatting up a couple of bankers, and Gina can't help but notice the levels of inebriation and the tension at their table. When the group stumbles out in the early morning, she tries to put them out of her head. But once at home that night, Gina's sleep is interrupted when her cousin Nancy, a police officer, calls—she's found a body. Gina hurries over to photograph the crime scene, but stops short when she recognizes the body: it’s one of the women from the night before.

Could the Third Door have served the woman bad liquor? Or, Gina wonders, could this be murder? As the gangs and bombings draw ever closer, all of Chicago starts to feel like a warzone, and Gina is determined to find out if this death was an unlucky accident, or a casualty of combat.

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