Gold-Diggers, Gamblers And Guns (A Jazz Age Mystery #3)

Galveston Gazette society reporter Jazz Cross longs to cover hard news, but she's stuck writing up gossip tidbits. When Fed Agent beau James Burton is framed for murder, they must prove his innocence. Downtown Gang leader Nounes forces her barkeep brother, Sammy Cook, to do his dirty work. After a bookie is murdered, Jazz delves into the gambling underworld. A soft-boiled historical mystery. More

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About 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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