Monday, May 30, 2016
NYC: Gangsters in the Guilded Age
If you are looking for a fast-paced, intelligent caper, look no further than Charles Belfoure's House of Thieves, which captures 1886 New York City high society as well as its underworld. Family secrets, deceptions, crime, glamour, gangsters, heists - it's all contained in this very entertaining novel, centered around John Cross, a successful architect, and his son who finds himself in over his head with gambling debt. Part historical fiction, literary thriller, and family character study, this is a book you will stay up late at night to finish!