Tuesday, December 20, 2016
It’s March 2, 1933. King Kong is premiering at Radio City Music Hall, and Fay Wray is about to become the most famous actress on earth. So what's she doing hanging around a rundown Manhattan speakeasy? This Hollywood scream queen has come to see Jimmy Quinn, a limping tough guy who knows every gangster in New York—and does his best to steer clear of them all.
A blackmailer has pictures of a Fay Wray lookalike engaged in conduct that would make King Kong blush, and Fay's movie studio—with the cooperation of a slightly corrupt NYPD detective—wants the threat eliminated. Jimmy tries to settle the matter quietly, but stopping the extortion will cut just as deeply as Fay's famous scream, ringing from Broadway all the way to Chinatown.
Jimmy and Fay is the 3rd book in the Jimmy Quinn Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. -- Mysterious Press
I am always looking for a good mystery for my Mystery Mondays feature, and JIMMY AND FAY: A JIMMY QUINN MYSTERY by Michael Mayo just might fit the bill. This novel is the third in the Jimmy Quinn mystery series and sounds terrific. It's a story that takes place in the 1930s during the Prohibition and involves a mystery surrounding Fay Wray, the actress who starred in King Kong, and a blackmailer with some dirty photos.
Unfortunately, I haven't been reading all that much these past few weeks, and I knew I wouldn't get a chance to read this one any time soon. So... instead of a review, I'm offering you something even better -- a copy of JIMMY AND FAY! To enter, just fill out the form below before January 2nd at 11:59 p.m EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!
Thanks to Saichek Publicity for providing the giveaway copy of this novel.