Book Three of the Art Deco Mysteries - Releasing September 2019

Book Three of the Art Deco Mysteries - Releasing September 2019

The Pearl Dagger

Releasing Fall 2019.

As the Great Depression loosens its grip on New York City, Mayor La Guardia and his team meet their greatest foe in the fight against organized crime.

Lane Sanders and her fiery boss, Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia have managed to contain the explosive underground conspiracies of New York’s most sinister schemers. But after a seemingly harmless pinball racket claims the life of a trusted ally, a new ringleader signals the rebirth of an all-too-familiar crime network at home and across the pond …

Spurred on by the possibility of a violent syndicate spreading like wildfire through Europe, Lane sets sail for London—the city where her parents began the undercover work that led to their tragic undoing. And this time, she won’t chase down childhood nightmares without Finn Brodie, who vows to dispel his own difficult secrets abroad …

While Finn confronts a devious sibling’s plot that echoes Orson Welles’s Voodoo Macbeth, Lane discovers that a dazzling pearl dagger may wield the ultimate clue to guide their hunt for justice on two sides of the ocean. With terrors from the past and present converging, Lane can’t save herself unless she starts believing that, like her weapon of choice, she also has the power to be both beautiful and dangerous.



 
With her third Art Deco mystery, Agatha-nominated author LA Chandlar showcases a masterful display of history—whether it’s New York’s storied past or main character Lane Sanders personal backstory and chance encounters with some of the most well-known names of her era. The result is like an intricate dance that seamlessly moves from slow and deliberate to heart pounding and fast paced. You never know which direction you’ll be lead next. The Pearl Dagger is a must for both history buffs and mystery lovers alike.
— Kellye Garrett, Agatha, Anthony and Lefty award-winning author of Hollywood Homicide
 
 
L.A. Chandlar writes with an exuberance that brings her characters and settings fully to life. Whether it’s doing the latest dance steps at one of New York’s hottest jazz clubs, or battling bad guys on a dark city street or a deserted theater, The Pearl Dagger will have you breathless at every turn!
— Alyssa Maxwell

 
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The Pearl Dagger Book Club Guide: The 1930s historical context, mystery, and adventure of The Silver Gun make an ideal read for book clubs and discussion groups. Download the discussion guide here.

 
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