Flappers Flasks and Foul Play A Jazz Age Mystery #1 eBook

Flappers Flasks and Foul Play A Jazz Age Mystery #1 Set during Prohibition in 1920s Galveston FLAPPERS features Jasmine Cross an ambitious young society reporter who's caught between two clashing cultures the seedy speakeasy underworld and the snooty social circles she covers in the Galveston Gazette After a big shot banker with a hidden past collapses at the Oasis—a speakeasy secretly owned by her black sheep half brother Sammy Cook—Jazz wonders Was it an accident or foul play Soon handsome young Prohibition Agent James Burton raids the Oasis threatening to shut it down if Sammy doesn't cooperate Suspicious he pursues Jazz hoping for information and some romance but she refuses to rat on SammyAs turf wars escalate between the Downtown and Beach gangs Sammy is accused of murder To find the killer Jazz must risk her life and career exposing the dark side of Galveston’s glittering society Now available in a revised trade paperback version with a glossary of 1920s slang First in a five book series


About the Author: Ellen Mansoor Collier

Ellen Mansoor Collier is a Houston based freelance writer and editor whose articles essays and short stories have been published in a variety of national magazines She's interviewed Suze Orman and Nancy Brinker and several unsung heroines for BIOGRAPHY and FAMILY CIRCLE magazines In the 1990s she reviewed mysteries for The Houston Chronicle which was like a crash course in writing novels A f



10 thoughts on “Flappers Flasks and Foul Play A Jazz Age Mystery #1

  1. says:

    In Galveston Texas lives a young reporter Jasmine “Jazz” Cross Jazz’s life is caught between the underworld of Galveston and the socialites of the upper classes Her worlds collide when she decides to investigate a murder–not only to help Sammy her half brother but to prove herself as a journalistFlappers Flasks and Foul Play reads just like a 1920s murder mystery


  2. says:

    Now and then I like a cozy mystery no gore a bit of drama a big personality in our heroine and a plot that doesn't reuire much but is still fun Collier's new series set in 1927 Galveston Texas hit the spot for me and is a fluffy entertaining bit of summertime escapismJazz Cross 21 years old a flapper and society reporter for the Galveston Gazette has aspirations of being a 'real'


  3. says:

    This was such a fun readNormally I'm a bit skeptical of the first person point of view because it's been used so much Especially in YA But this uses first person and I absolutely loved it and I can't imagine now that it would have been as entertaining of a read without it The slang and the dialogue between the characters was so entertaining and I loved that I felt like I had just dived ri


  4. says:

    Flappers Flasks and Foul Play was such a fun read Filled with murder and mystery I had hard time setting this book downI adored all the different characters in this book I thought Jazz was a great main character she was really easy to relate to and she also had a wonderful personality Another character I liked a whole lot was Nathan I thought he was sweet and charming and was just a really good fr


  5. says:

    Clever authentic and such a good read It's hard to write in a time period other than your own but Ms Collier does it effortlessly The dialogue was authentic and the author's attention to detail was so perfect I felt like I'd stepped into the 1920s The Flappers Flasks and Foul Play characters and setting are genuine and intertwined so well into the story the movie in my head was vivid and real I loved main


  6. says:

    Jazz Crossan aspiring reporter in Prohibition era Galvestonrefuses to stay within the limits of the society beat Her spunky curiosity and loyalty to her friends lead her into dangerous involvement with bootleggers and the criminal gangs on the island Good thing that handsome Treasury agent is keeping his eye on her This lighthearted mystery based on the true history of the period is the perfect read to take with yo


  7. says:

    Ellen Collier's novel is set in one of my favorite locations Galveston Texas during an era when the town was one of the wildest on the Texas Gulf Coast Spunky society reporter Jasmine Jazz Cross gets involved with murder right off the bat and her breezy voice carries the narrative along at a bright clip Great period setting and atmosphere Check it out


  8. says:

    Fast read exciting historical details fun characters has a real twist ending like a mystery should have


  9. says:

    What a great read I loved the rich historical detail and the who dunnit vibe so characteristic of film noir Review on the blog soon


  10. says:

    What a blast I loved the characters from Jazz to Nathan to Agent Burton and Sammy and Amanda and I loved reading this It instantly transported me to the Jazz Age without feeling like an information dump and I was hooked enough to keep reading as uickly as possibleI am still no better at reviewing things than I was but I really enjoyed this rompI can't wait to read the rest of the series


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