Monday, April 16, 2018

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - The Silver Gun (An Art Deco Mystery) by L.A. Chandlar

Book Synopsis
New York City, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Big Apple is defiantly striving toward an era infused with art, architecture, and economic progress under the dynamic Mayor La Guardia. But those in City Hall know that tumultuous times can inspire both optimism and deadly danger . . .

It’s been six months since Lane Sanders was appointed Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia’s new personal aide, and the twenty-three-year-old is sprinting in her Mary Janes to match her boss’s pace. Despite dealing with vitriol from the Tammany Hall political machine and managing endless revitalization efforts, Fio hasn’t slowed down a bit during his years in office. And luckily for Lane, his unpredictable antics are a welcome distraction from the childhood memories that haunt her dreams—and the silver gun she’ll never forget.

When Lane gets attacked and threatened by an assailant tied to one of most notorious gangsters in the city, even the mayor can’t promise her safety. The corrupt city officials seem to be using Lane as a pawn against Fio for disgracing their party in the prior election. But why was the assailant wielding the exact same gun from her nightmares?

Balancing a clandestine love affair and a mounting list of suspects, Lane must figure out how the secrets of her past are connected to the city’s underground crime network—before someone pulls the trigger on the most explosive revenge plot in New York history . . .

Author Bio
L.A. Chandler is the author of the Art Deco Mystery Series with Kensington Publishing featuring Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and a fresh take on the innovation and liveliness of 1930s New York City. Her debut novel, The Silver Gun released August 29, 2017, and the sequel, The Gold Pawn, will release September 25th, 2018. Laurie has been living and writing in New York City for 16 years and has been speaking for a wide variety of audiences for over 20 years including a women’s group with the United Nations. Her talks range from NYC history, the psychology of creativity, and the history of holiday traditions. Laurie has also worked in PR for General Motors, writes and fund-raises for a global nonprofit is the mother of two boys, and has toured the nation managing a rock band.

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Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for the information on "The Silver Gun" by L.A. Chandlar and for being part of the book tour.

I'd love the opportunity to read this book.
2clowns at arkansas dot net

L. A. Chandlar said...

Thanks so much for having me on your spotlight today! I LOVE your site! books, dogs, life, love and all things vintage? Yes please;-).

L.A. Chandlar said...

AND there is a great dog you'll love in this book:-). Ripley. He's a FAVE.

Anonymous said...

What a nice giveaway!

diannekc said...

Love the cover and the 1930's storyline. Can't wait to read.

John Smith said...

Sounds like a great Art Deco Mystery!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for your comments!

L.A., how neat about Ripley the dog! I really look forward to reading this book (and continuing the series after!).

L.A. Chandlar said...

Hey there John Smith, anonymous, Dianne, Kay and Birdhouse!! SO glad that this is interesting to you! It was a delight to write. And The Gold Pawn, book 2, was a lot of fun too! Keep in touch and let me know what you think when you've read it! Thanks again sweet Birdhouse - what a wonderful blog. So fun:-).