Ellen Mansoor Collier
Ellen Mansoor Collier is a Houston-based freelance magazine writer whose articles and essays have been published in several national magazines including: FAMILY CIRCLE, MODERN BRIDE, GLAMOUR, BIOGRAPHY, COSMOPOLITAN, COUNTRY ACCENTS, PLAYGIRL, etc. Several of her short stories have appeared in WOMAN'S WORLD. A flapper at heart, she’s the owner of DECODAME, specializing in Deco to retro vintage items. Formerly she's worked as a magazine editor, and in advertising and public relations. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Magazine Journalism. During college, she once worked as a cocktail waitress, a short-lived experience. FLAPPERS, FLASKS AND FOUL PLAY is her first novel, followed by the sequel, BATHING BEAUTIES, BOOZE AND BULLETS, now available.
"When you grow up in Houston, Galveston becomes like a second home. I had no idea this sleepy beach town had such a wild and colorful past until I began doing research, and became fascinated by the legends and stories of the 1920s. Finally I had to stop researching and start writing, trying to imagine a flapper's life in Galveston during Prohibition."
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Bathing Beauties, Booze And Bullets (A Jazz Age Mystery #2)
by Ellen Mansoor Collier
Series: A Jazz Age Mystery, Book 2.
Approx. 79,110 words.
Published on May 6, 2013.
It’s 1927 in Galveston, TX—the "Sin City of the Southwest." Jazz Cross, a young society reporter, is assigned to profile bathing beauties competing in the Miss Universe contest, but she’d rather solve the murders of local prostitutes. Worse, she must fend off advances from Colin, a gangster she suspects is involved. Finally she risks it all to save her friends and brother from a ruthless killer.
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- Me and Brad
on Aug. 18, 2012
A great read that highlights the trials and troubles of military dogs in an entertaining, often humorous way.
Maybe more broken dogs will get adopted with this romantic, kind-hearted tale of lost and found.