Articles tagged "mob"

It’s Tuesday. It’s #PubDay. (10/9/18)

A star lawyer, a talent agent for animals, Nazi Hunters, and a coming-of-age novel… Check out our eclectic #PubDay selections:

INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster
by Stephen L. Carter

ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave pick!

2 starred reviews!

“In the same vein as best sellers such as Liza Mundy’s CODE GIRLS and Margot Lee Shetterly’s HIDDEN FIGURES, this new work from Carter presents the untold story of his grandmother Eunice Hunton Carter, the black female lawyer who prosecuted notorious mobster Lucky Luciano. With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice’s story in the best way possible, offering a compelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal. Not to be missed.” Library Journal, starred review

“Bestseller Carter (BACK CHANNEL) narrates the life story of his exceptional grandmother, Eunice Carter, an African-American attorney who masterminded the sting operation that resulted in the imprisonment of mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano…Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

DOMINION: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
by Peter Ackroyd

DOMINION, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.

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Thriller Thursday (3/19/15 Edition)

Whether you love historical mysteries or modern day gangsters, today’s #ThrillerThursday picks are just what you want:

THE DRAGON OF HANDALE by Cassandra Clark
In the “outstanding”* fifth historical mystery in the Abbess of Meaux series, Hildegard returns home to London and is considering rejoining the Order when she discovers the body of a young man ravaged by an animal larger than anything known in nature. Is it possible that the young man was killed by a dragon, as Hildegard’s been told? “Clark pulls everything together neatly in a moody, atmospheric whodunit while sustaining a high level of tension throughout.”
Publishers Weekly*

THE FRIENDSHIP OF CRIMINALS by Robert Glinski
In Glinski’s debut mob-fueled thriller, an aging Polish crime boss in Philadelphia will do whatever it takes to stop the Italians from stealing his turf. “Glinski vividly portrays the seamy side of Philadelphia, while providing absorbing backstories for all the major characters. As the battle wages, the action sweeps the reader along toward the satisfying climax.” — Publishers Weekly

Share your reads with us @MacmillanLib this #ThrillerThursday.
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