Jaclyn’s Review: Death of a Flapper by Marva Dale

Death of a FlapperDeath of a Flapper
written by Marva Dale
published by Dark Oak Mysteries, 2012

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
UGH. I did NOT like this book! The writing wasn’t good, the characters weren’t likable, and the plot was a cheap ripoff of The Great Gatsby. The 1920s was such a great era–I can’t believe the author couldn’t come up with a more original story.  This one was a painful, slow, and disappointing read.

Would I recommend it: Nopity nope nope nope. If you are even considering reading this, go back to your notes on The Great Gatsby from 11th grade English–that’s all the author did.



About the book – from Goodreads: The Roaring Twenties — a decade of wealth, abundance and decadence…. When two weeks pass with no contact from her daughter, Lucille Prado enlists the help of Tin Pan Alley ace private eye, Carney Brogan to find Alice — a NYC career girl. With a dollar retainer, Carney quickly identifies Alice Prado as Arabella Germaine, the ultimate flapper girl, a beautiful platinum blond who loves a good time and ingratiates herself into all the right circles — and who has just turned up dead at the city morgue. As Carney digs further, he finds a whole slew of suspects… Sally Blair, the actress and Arabella’s roommate Victor Cathcourt; the flapper’s mentor The wealthy Landon siblings, Robert and Regan….and more… From the Landon’s Long Island estate to the dark streets of the Bowery, Carney follows the clues. But after a run-in with mobsters, has to wonder if he can survive long enough to discover who really wanted the gorgeous party girl dead. About the Author: Marva Dale is the pen name for author Debra McReynolds. Retired from the public relations field, Debra now spends her free time indulging in her passion for writing. “I used to fill my school notebooks with stories,” Debra relates, “and then add artwork to go along with them. My second grade teacher, Mrs. Daley, predicted that I would be a writer one day.”


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