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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library M SCH (Text) 33500013620653 New On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library M SCH (Text) 33500013620646 New Checked out 07/12/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250831828
  • ISBN: 1250831822
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2022.

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"New York, 1924. Vivian Kelly's days are filled with drudgery, from the tenement lodging she shares with her sister to the dress shop where she sews for hours every day. But at night, she escapes to The Nightingale, an underground dance hall where illegal liquor flows and the band plays the Charleston with reckless excitement. With a bartender willing to slip her a free glass of champagne and friends who know the owner, Vivian can lose herself in the music. No one asks where she came from or how much money she has. No one bats an eye if she flirts with men or women as long as she can keep up on the dance floor. At The Nightingale, Vivian forgets the dangers of Prohibition-era New York and finds a place that feels like home. But then she discovers a body behind the club, and those dangers come knocking. Caught in a police raid at the Nightingale, Vivian discovers that the dead man wasn't the nameless bootlegger he first appeared. With too many people assuming she knows more about the crime than she does, Vivian finds herself caught between the dangers of the New York's underground and the world of the city's wealthy and careless, where money can hide any sin and the lives of the poor are considered disposable... including Vivian's own"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    Manhattan, 1924. When young seamstress Vivian Kelly discovers a dead body in the alley behind her favorite speakeasy, the Nightingale, she finds herself embroiled in a dangerous game of whodunit. Spurring her on is the female owner of the Nightingale, Honor Huxley, a lesbian who has a thing for Vivian, who sometimes seems to return the feelings, although her main squeeze is a mysterious man named Leo. Rounding out a multicultural cast are Vivian's friend, Bea, who is Black and a waitress at the club, and Danny, the Chinese bartender there. At home, Vivian's older sister, Florence, also a seamstress, disapproves of the time Vivian spends at the Nightingale but rallies to her rescue when it's needed most. Long on period atmosphere but sometimes rather short on fully realized characters, the novel's appeal comes from its cinematic action. But, if it were a movie, it would be the bottom half of a double bill, not as good as the main feature but nevertheless entertaining and worth the price of admission. Just don't forget to bring the popcorn! Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    Manhattan, 1924. When young seamstress Vivian Kelly discovers a dead body in the alley behind her favorite speakeasy, the Nightingale, she finds herself embroiled in a dangerous game of whodunit. Spurring her on is the female owner of the Nightingale, Honor Huxley, a lesbian who has a thing for Vivian, who sometimes seems to return the feelings, although her main squeeze is a mysterious man named Leo. Rounding out a multicultural cast are Vivian's friend, Bea, who is Black and a waitress at the club, and Danny, the Chinese bartender there. At home, Vivian's older sister, Florence, also a seamstress, disapproves of the time Vivian spends at the Nightingale but rallies to her rescue when it's needed most. Long on period atmosphere but sometimes rather short on fully realized characters, the novel's appeal comes from its cinematic action. But, if it were a movie, it would be the bottom half of a double bill, not as good as the main feature but nevertheless entertaining and worth the price of admission. Just don't forget to bring the popcorn! Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KATHARINE SCHELLMAN is a former actor, one-time political consultant, and current writer. Her debut novel, The Body in the Garden, was a Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2020 and led to her being named one of BookPage’s 16 Women to Watch. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, Katharine currently lives and writes in the mountains of Virginia in the company of her husband, children, and the many houseplants she keeps accidentally murdering.

Subject: Nightclubs > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Women dressmakers > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Prohibition > Fiction.
Nineteen twenties > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fictional Work
Novels.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

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