Monday, December 8, 2014

The Yankee Club - Teaser Tuesday and First Paragraph / First Chapter

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Hang onto your fedora! Author Michael Murphy takes readers on a wild ride through Prohibition-era New York City in this stylish, well-written mystery. From the Broadway stage to the speakeasies of the Bronx, mystery writer (and ex-detective) Jake Donovan rubs shoulders with Cole Porter, Dashiell Hammett, Babe Ruth, and a host of other famous New Yorkers, all while trying to save the United States government and the love of his life from a sinister plot. Does Jake get the girl? Will the bad guys succeed?? You'll keep guessing until the exciting ending. 

First Paragraph:
Chapter 1 - The Return of Blackie Doyle
     As my train drew closer to New York City, the dining car's rhythmic sway offered no comfort to the painful memories I left behind two years earlier. I ignored the blank sheet of paper in front of me. Rain spattered against the window, and lightning streaked above the countryside. The train didn't slow as we headed into a torrential storm.

Teaser Tuesday (from 17% on my Kindle):
     My experience as a detective and mystery writer let me develop insight into the criminal mind, but I'd learned next to nothing about women. However, one thing I knew for certain. When a dish called me darling, she wanted something.

Genre: Mystery / Private Investigators
Book Length: 264 Pages
Amazon link: The Yankee Club

*FYI:
  • Download The Yankee Club now for just 99 cents
  • All That Glitters, the next Jake & Laura Mystery, is scheduled for release in January. It's available for pre-order now at $2.99.
  • Michael Murphy also wrote Goodbye Emily - a novel about Woodstock and one of my favorite books.

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52 comments:

  1. Another great sounding book from you Sandra, that teaser made me chuckle. Thanks for sharing, here is my TT https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/teaser-tuesday-december-9/

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    1. The Yankee Club was a fun read. It was well written and full of details that really brought prohibition-era New York City to life. I highly recommend it.

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  2. This one doesn't do it for me, but everyone has different tastes. That's why having so many books to choose from works.

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    1. I agree! I love the variety of books that I encounter through Teaser Tuesday and First Chapter/First Paragraph.

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  3. I love your teaser! hope you'll enjoy this one, Sandra. Have a great week.

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  4. Nothing like a hard-boiled detective novel!

    Mine this week is a Christmas story: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-the-santa-shop-teasertuesday/

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  5. Prohibition-era New York City pulls me in every time. This sounds good!

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    1. This was a delightful book. I'm forward to Books 2 and 3 in the series.

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  6. I don't read a lot of mysteries lately, but the 20s setting intrigues me. I might just pick this one up!

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    1. I'm fascinated by that era too. Whenever there's a "Thin Man" movie on TV, I'm watching it!

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  7. Thanks for the kind words. As you might suspect it was a lot of fun creating these characters and working on the setting

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Michael. I'm looking forward to reading more Jake and Laura mysteries.

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  8. Forgot to memtion I'm putting the final touches on book 3 in the series. It comes out in July.

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  9. I like the look and sound of this one. Thanks for sharing it. Here's Mine

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  10. Love the sound of this one...and the cover! I'm putting it on my wish list.

    My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/12/first-chapter-first-paragraph-85-and.html

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    1. The cover appeals to me too. I love that Art Deco look!

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  11. Love the setting, love the intro, and love the cover! I'll look forward to your review!

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  12. I like mysteries,but haven't read a lot lately. I will add this one to my list, because if you liked it I am sure I will too.

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  13. What fun! I love stories set in this era of prohibition, speakeasies, and train travel. Add a mystery, and I'm hooked. Thanks for sharing....and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Michael Murphy does a great job of portraying life during Prohibition in New York City. It's a "Nick and Nora Charles" kind of story -- stylish, clever, funny.

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  14. Thanks, everyone for stopping by. Thought I'd mention the 99 cent download offer expires December 13.

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    1. Thanks for letting us know, Michael. Mystery lovers had better grab it quick!

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  15. This sounds nice, even though I'm not really into mysteries. Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  16. I like the cover for this book. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads

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  17. Sounds fun - I'd keep reading!

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  18. That's a fun era to read about in NYC and since I love series mysteries, sounds like I may have another series to catch up with! Thanks, Sandra.

    Mine this week, as you know, is also a series mystery. White Fire is set in present day but the mystery part is from the past. http://wp.me/pZnGI-gh

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  19. The intro didn't quite grab me. I'd have to read a bit more. The teaser was great though!

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    1. I always struggle with how long an excerpt to post. Don't want to make it too long!

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  20. Sound's good! Thanks for visiting my TT http://bookchick2013.blogspot.ca/2014/12/teaser-tuesday-120914.html

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  21. This sounds interesting!
    Thank for visiting my teaser! You asked if it was historical fiction - Savage Beauty is actually a biography about Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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  22. I love it! This sounds so good too! I think I'd love living in this era. Great music and love the language then:) "The dish."
    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/09/teaser-tuesdays-91-a-zombie-christmas-giveaway-and-freebies/

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  23. Sounds like a hard boiled mystery. I like the idea of rubbing shoulders with the greats.

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    1. In this story, it worked! The characters traveled in those circles.

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  24. Sandra, yes, I think this might appeal to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Too much fun! I couldn't help reading the teasers and whatnot in an old '50s pulp movie narrator voice.

    Thanks for dropping by my TT!

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  26. I love it. Your teaser makes me think of Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade. Michael Murphy writes some great books.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT ~ My Christmas Soldier

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    1. Yes! Humphrey Bogart came to mind while I was reading it. The whole book was full of wiseguys and tough guys--just what you'd expect from that era.

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  27. I couldn't help but to imagine a square-jawed, hard-hitting, fast-shooting, intelligent police agent when reading your teaser! Great post :)

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  28. I really liked the main character in this book. Just this morning I started reading the second book in the series for a book tour in January. This second book is set in Hollywood. It's still 1933. So far, it's good. I hope you too enjoy Jake and Laura.

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading the next one!

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  29. I love the era! It was such a fascinating time in history...and I actually got a picture in my mind when he referred to a woman as "dish"! LOL

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  30. I love the cover and the tease! thank you for sharing!

    trish @ my teaser

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  31. Interesting teaser! I love murder mystery's and criminals running a muck type of books! I hope your enjoying it, and thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! :)

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  32. Oooo a detective story! Sounds good and I like the teaser! Plus the cover is awesome! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier! :)

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  33. Substitute another word, and you'd have now! And I think he knows the world pretty well! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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