It is the age of prohibition and no one knows who is worse--the bad guys or the bad cops and there are plenty of both in this mystery. Then there is tenacious Trixie Frank, reporter who is determined to make a name for herself in spite of her rich Daddy! Sean is perhaps the only decent and honest cop around, or so it seems and when Trixie and Sean get together to figure out who murdered the gangster sparks fly! Then there is little Danny--an orphan who lives on the street and steals (or tries to) Trixie's pocketbook. Trixie took pity on him and gives him her phone number and tells him she will help him get a job Later that night he witnesses a murder and is the only one who can identify the killers.
I have to say I loved the character of Danny--that little rapscallion--and was very happy that his ending was one that will make all happy. The interaction between males and females were definitely taken from that period of time and will make you smile! So who were the good guys and who the bad? And was the killer found? I have to warn you that this is written in Brooklynese with a bit of Irish thrown in--but it fits right in to the time period. I really enjoyed this foray into the past!!
Determined to pursue her dream of becoming a crime reporter, heiress Trixie Frank believes she's off to a running start when she lands a job at the most successful tabloid in Manhattan. Unfortunately, her high hopes fade fast when she's assigned to the rewrite desk.
Sean Costigan is a demoted homicide detective on the commissioner's blacklist. The last thing he needs complicating his life is a perky debutante with delusions of becoming the next great American journalist. Too bad she happens to hold one of the keys to solving his latest case, the Central Park murder of a notorious gangster. The other key?
Sean's childhood sweetheart, the victim's widow, who has gone missing.
Sean soon has more trouble with dames than any good man deserves. But that's the least of his worries. When he suspects deadly corruption within his own department, it's not just his and Trixie's careers that depend on finding the killer. It's their lives.
"This book offers the perfect elements for a 1920s whodunit, starting with the murder of a bootlegger and suspects that include a Ziegfeld girl, a sexy widow, gangsters and cops. Enter an eager reporter who's an heiress and a lone wolf cop from Hell's Kitchen. What we get is a murder mystery that surprised me in the end and a fun new romance brewing between opposites that attract."
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About the Author
Motherhood never ends, but kids eventually fly the nest. Delynn has returned to her first love, writing. She has updated editions of her backlist to be available as ebooks and is working on new titles that she hopes will entertain and lighten readers' hearts.
IT HAD TO BE YOU is Delynn's latest ebook release, the start of a new romantic mystery series set in 1920's Manhattan, from Carina press. The second, Goodbye, Tootsie, is due out this Summer.
Aside from delving into the historical research that inspires her novels, Delynn enjoys classic movies, reading, travel and yoga. She lives with her husband in Pennsylvania.
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