My novel, SHOE TOWN will NOT make the Episcopal Ladies' Tea Time summer reading list.
It's way too hot, earthy, raucous and steamy for that well-scented group.
Fortunately it is just in the knick of time to become the speecy-spicey beach and poolside "read" for summer.
HERE'S THE TEASE: The genre is what I call Historical Quantum Fiction.
The Recipe. Take an exciting historical era as a backdrop, add a scandalous and bloody double-murder, sprinkle in the factual grit and gristle of a time and a town that was so dirty with coal soot that businessmen had to change their white shirts at noon. Add a dozen acryilically-painted characters, pepper it with the salty language du jour, add pinch or two of unadulterated malarky and a few jiggers of future synchronicity.
Drop it in the blender of Time and hit, MIX.
The oldest generation of St. Louisan's will recall the time, the town and the colorful characters that bent the social and political conventions of the Prohibition era to conform to their own brutal wills
If you like murder, mischief and mayhem...with a liberal dash of Irish derring-do, some satin sheet singeing and scandalous-for-the-era sexcapading then, "Sista and Brutha', this is the butta for yo bread."
When you look at the bullet-hole on SHOE TOWN's cover, you can almost hear the police sirens wailing down Arsenal Street from Grand and Magnolia as law enforcement St. Louis-style is about to descend on the scene of the horrific crime in Tower Grove Park.
What was going on in the back seat of that custom-built Cadillac? And who killed the society playboy and the real "Madame X" in the Madame X Cadillac?
STORY SYNOPSIS IN A SOUND BYTE
The Quiet Man and The Usual Suspects meet
The Good Fellas at Miller’s Crossing in
Even if you don't read it, buy it anyway, because at 445-pages, it'll make a helluva doorstop!
Help spread the joy!
Tell all your St. Louis Irish-descent and Italian-decent pals - far and wide - that SHOE TOWN will be available after July 4th at Amazon.com, just go there and enter the ISBN 978-1439265000.
Thanks for taking a gander!
Enjoy The Ride!
As you know, "In St. Louis it's all connected."