Than one occasion The book also included a romance that felt clumsy and
Saccharine To Me Perhaps to me perhaps future Books In The Series The in the series the will find their mojo and less time and
Verbiage Will Be Spent will be spent their canoodlingOverall I was ngrossed in the plot and was curious to reach its denouement but I was deterred by the author s writing It lacked verve and felt very workmanlike rather than natural and descriptive In The Gold Pawn Lane Sanders personal aide to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia is drawn into investigating the mysterious disappearance of prominent New York City banker Ted Hambro as well as her own curious past which is dominated by the death of her parents when she was a young child Following up on the discovery that her parents were likely murdered because of their secret work as intelligence agents Lane is drawn back to her childhood home in Rochester Michigan in search of clues that will lead her to the truth about her parents occupation and fate Meanwhile in New York the Red Scroll Network a feared syndicate long believed disbanded and the subject of Lane s parents undercover work appears to be making a comeback despite the death of its leader Rex Ruby Indeed Ruby s lethal calling card a gold pawn is found at several crime scenes and two ruthless criminals Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society emerge who will stop at nothing to claim control of the network and the fortune Ruby left behind Once again in her search for truth and connections between current and past misdeeds Lane finds herself in the crosshairs of nefarious characters When circumstances seem most dire she is ably assisted by the team of supporters who made their appearance in Book 1 along with some unexpected guardian angels Lane s partnerships take some interesting turns in the story while her relationship with Finn Brodie deepens considerably as these soul mates with ghosts in their pasts develop a strong romantic bondThis action packed seuel to The Silver Gun delivers another imaginative plot well developed characters and fascinating historical detail about 1930s New York City In addition to being a first rate mystery novel The Gold Pawn is a love song to New York Chandlar captures the City sxcitement grandeur and magic as she describes places and vents and treats readers to cameos by famous personalities The appearances of Bob Hope and Albert Einstein among others were an added delight and another reason this series is ndearing and ngaging I look forward to the next installment in the Art Deco Mystery Series with great anticipatio. Restore order leads him into trouble as he meets a familiar foe intent on nding his mayoral term and his life Guided by overseas telegrams from the man she loves and painful memories only Lane can silence old ghosts and derail present day schemes But when the investigation awakens a darker side of her own nature will she and New York City's most prominent movers and shakers still forge ahead into a prosperous new age or is history doomed to repeat itself.
L.A. Chandlar ☆ 3 reviewI received an ARC Of This Book From NetGalley this book from NetGalley
was drawn to it based on the setting NYC in thedrawn to it based on the setting NYC in the s independent woman solving crimesdefinitely my favorite ra and character type see The Rules of Civility However the writing style of Chandlar is very different from Amor Towles This is the second in a series
But My First Experience With This Author I Don Tmy first xperience with this author I don t there is anything wrong with the book I just prefer something serious I know there is a market for this type of thing so maybe if you are looking for a lighthearted at times silly series then try this one Fun mystery set in NYC when Mayor Fiorello held sway Lane Sanders works as his assistant but is deeply involved in the mystery of her parents death and a shadowy criminal network Red Scroll designed to amass artwork and jewels I would recommend reading the first The Silver Gun as much that happens is predicated on vents from there As to tone the books are a breezy amalgam of 30 s mysteries PI noir spy stories and historical fiction Lane is a feisty competent heroine The atmosphere and timing are well done Grab a cocktail and settle into readingThanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood exchange for an honest review Excellent bookexcellent series I was so glad to get anarly peek at The Gold Pawn I love this continuation of Lane s adventures in NYC in the Art Deco Era She s a realistic and likable character and it really is a page turning adventureChandlar does a great job again of drawing me in to that time and place A wonderful seuel to The Silver Gun taking up where the first book left off The intrepid Lane Sanders faces a new threat with a mysteriously missing banker as well as a series of puzzles left from Lane s late parents There are multiple plot threads that Chandlar deftly weaves together for a satisfying conclusion but not before some Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey exciting cliffhangers in this briskly paced mysteryThe greatest joy comes from the characters and this second book allows Chandlar to develop the people we met in Book 1 It s a pleasure to see Lane become anven richer character as we follow her into a deepening and complex love affair Her friends and colleagues likewise grow and if you read The Silver Gun it s like revisiting old friends And NYC itself is also a character and Chandlar brings it to life in all its 1930s gloryLooking forward to in this stylish and God's Pocket exciting series Fantastic book This is the second in the series and it s amazing You do need to read the first one The Silve. November 1936 Mayor La Guardia's political future buckles under a missing persons case in New York City Simultaneously Lane unravels devastating secrets in the outskirts of Detroit As two crimes converge judging friends fromnemies can be a dangerous game Finally summoning courage to face the past Lane Sanders breaks away from her busy job at City Hall to confront childhood nightmares in Rochester Michigan An unknown assailant left Lane with scattered mem. R Gun first but it s a mystery series so that s ЯED expected The author paints a beautiful picture of NYC in the 1930s Her characters leap off the page and I want to be friends with all of This was a series that I hadn t heard anything about The author and the series were completely new to me but I fell in love with the cover and wasager to see what it was aboutI am always on the look out for new historical mysteries and Kensington Books have a slew of authors that I have come to njoy over the yearsSo this is the second book in a new series and ven though I missed the first book I didn t feel like I couldn t read this one The author did a great job orientating the read Easily the best light read mystery I ve The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs encountered this year This was an absolute delight I m not sure what I wasxpecting from this but I got than I bargained for in the best possible way The action and much of the plot is borderline absurd but I didn t mind a bit while reading this fun madcap romp set in 1930s New York and Detroit I m not sure Lane and the way others treat her is Moreno especially realistic for thera but the series is surprisingly well written the plot deliciously readable and propulsive and the characters though absurdist supremely lovable This is the ultimate scapist read if you love historical mysteries Can t wait for the next installment I was drawn to read THE GOLD PAWN because of the allure of New
"York City In The 1930 "City in the 1930 and the promise of Mayor LaGuardia as a participating character The bonus for me was the protagonist s side trips to the country now the suburbs north of Detroit Michigan my home town Although the small
Country Village Described In The Book Has Been Replaced Asvillage described in the book has been replaced as University town and major suburb it was still fun to read about our heroine s visit to the historic home of Matilda Dodge Wilson and her husband AlfredMeadow Brook Hall was described as a lavish manor house and that it is Now operated as a stately home by Oakland University it was fun to see the beautiful Tudor home and its original owners showcased in THE GOLD PAWN Presented as an Art Deco Mystery Chandler s book presents rote lists of architectural monuments and historic New York buildings but somehow the setting never came to life for me The descriptions feel like they were pulled from a middle school history book and lack life and sensitivityI really njoyed the large family of characters that Chandler pulled together particularly her rag tag group of young street urchins who were integral in saving the day on. Ories after viciously murdering her parents However one memory of a dazzling solid gold pawn piece remains and with it lies a startling connection between the midwestern tragedy and a current mystery haunting the Big Apple Meanwhile fears climb in Manhattan after the disappearance of a respected banker and family friend threatens the crippled financial industry and the pristine reputation of Lane's virtuous boss Mayor Fiorello Fio La Guardia Fio's fight to.