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In Chicago and long island, in sleazy speakeasies and on effortless road, to the traces of jazz and the beat of the Charleston, the twenties roared. The horrors of the good battle at the back of it, the last decade went mad with abandon—and mad over the flicks, radio, phones, and the motorized vehicle. yet underneath the foam and the folly, the razzle and dazzle, lay a darker global, a troublesome and infrequently violent international, for the twenties belonged as a lot to the gangster as they did to the flapper. The tales during this drastically enjoyable choice of whodunnits crafted by means of skills like Amy Myers, Robert Randisi, Jon L. Breen, Edward D. Hoch, Marilyn Todd, and Mike Stotter replicate the allures—and the lethal dangers—of either these worlds.

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